Friday, April 24, 2009
Tried to get my sons interested in watching the acclaimed documentary Man on Wire, about Frenchman Phillipe Petit's 1974 walk on a wire strung between the as yet unfinished World Trade Towers. I thought it was pretty good, though possibly not worthy of the greatest accolades (though WTC sympathy vote may have played a role), as it was a notable highlight in the towers' existence. The boys managed to make it all the way through, but were bored. No doubt the switches in language may have hindered their enjoyment. I liked watching the clothes and hairdos, from my younger days. The guy surely had guts and was a bit cracked, if you ask me, but then I would have been petrified had I even been near the edge.