Thursday, September 4, 2008

Man on Wire

Joe Hardtke

Both Jean and I are really jazzed about the documentary film Man on Wire. You may have heard of Philippe Petit, the then-24-year-old Frenchman who walked a high wire between the two World Trade Center towers, the tallest buildings in the world circa 1974. James Marsh's film captures how just ten minutes of daring took months of preparation and led to years of complex emotions for all involved.

I've been put on a mission to book Mr. Petit and Mr. Marsh. I'll keep you posted on my progress right here. It's also my job to prepare the sound for this program, so please let me know if you have any ideas for music that evokes daring, danger and even beauty. Now there's a mix!

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