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The Resource Man on wire, Magnolia Pictures ; Discovery Films, BBC Storyville and the UK Film Council present a Wall to Wall production, in association with Red Box Films ; directed by James Marsh ; produced by Simon Chinn, (videorecording)

Man on wire, Magnolia Pictures ; Discovery Films, BBC Storyville and the UK Film Council present a Wall to Wall production, in association with Red Box Films ; directed by James Marsh ; produced by Simon Chinn, (videorecording)

Label
Man on wire
Title
Man on wire
Statement of responsibility
Magnolia Pictures ; Discovery Films, BBC Storyville and the UK Film Council present a Wall to Wall production, in association with Red Box Films ; directed by James Marsh ; produced by Simon Chinn
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container
Related
Awards note
Academy Award for Documentary Feature, 2008; Jury Prize and Audience Award for World Documentary, Sundance Film Festival.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Igor Martinovic ; film editor, Jinx Godfrey ; music, Michael Nyman and J. Ralph
Dewey number
  • 791.3/4092
  • B
  • 791.34092
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some sexuality, nudity, and drug use
Language note
In English and French with English subtitles; optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
GV550.2.P47
LC item number
M36 2008
PerformerNote
Philippe Petit
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1949-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Marsh, James
  • Chinn, Simon
  • Petit, Philippe
  • Nyman, Michael
  • Ralph, J.
  • Ricketson, James
  • Martinovic, Igor
  • Godfrey, Jinx
  • Petit, Philippe
  • Discovery Films
  • BBC Storyville (Firm)
  • UK Film Council
  • Wall to Wall (Firm)
  • Red Box Films
  • Magnolia Pictures (Firm)
  • Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Scholastic Entertainment, Inc
  • Weston Woods Studios
Runtime
94
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petit, Philippe
  • World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)
  • Aerialists
  • Tightrope walking
  • Acróbatas y acrobacias
Technique
live action
Label
Man on wire, Magnolia Pictures ; Discovery Films, BBC Storyville and the UK Film Council present a Wall to Wall production, in association with Red Box Films ; directed by James Marsh ; produced by Simon Chinn, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.manonwire.com/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the memoir: To reach the clouds by Philippe Petit
  • Originally produced in 2007
  • Includes 4 previews of other motion pictures
  • Special features (ca. 43 min.): Philippe Petit-- Sydney, 1973 (a film by James Ricketson) (20 min.) -- Man on wire: an interview with Philippe Petit (ca. 13 min.) -- The man who walked between the Towers ([presented by] Scholastic ; Weston Woods Studios) [animated film] (c2005, ca. 10 min.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn252904015
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
876964001564
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
10156
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1088970
  • (OCoLC)252904015
System details
DVD; Region 1; NTSC; Widescreen format (1.78:1) ; Dolby digital 5.1 or Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Man on wire, Magnolia Pictures ; Discovery Films, BBC Storyville and the UK Film Council present a Wall to Wall production, in association with Red Box Films ; directed by James Marsh ; produced by Simon Chinn, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.manonwire.com/
Publication
Note
  • Based on the memoir: To reach the clouds by Philippe Petit
  • Originally produced in 2007
  • Includes 4 previews of other motion pictures
  • Special features (ca. 43 min.): Philippe Petit-- Sydney, 1973 (a film by James Ricketson) (20 min.) -- Man on wire: an interview with Philippe Petit (ca. 13 min.) -- The man who walked between the Towers ([presented by] Scholastic ; Weston Woods Studios) [animated film] (c2005, ca. 10 min.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn252904015
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
876964001564
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
10156
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1088970
  • (OCoLC)252904015
System details
DVD; Region 1; NTSC; Widescreen format (1.78:1) ; Dolby digital 5.1 or Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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