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University of Portland Clark Library

ReadUP 2019: Let the Great World Spin: Philippe Petit

Movies about the Walk between the Towers

Man on a Wire (2008)
(Available from Clark Library)

"A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century"." -- From IMDB

Written by: Philippe Petit, based on the book "To Reach the Clouds"

Watch trailers below:

movie poster showing an aerial view of the tightrope walker between two towers

The Walk (2015)
(Available from Clark Library)

"In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers." -- From IMDB  

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon & Guillaume Baillargeon

Philippe Petit describes the Walk

Books by & about Philippe Petit

Interviews with Philippe Petit

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