Wednesday, March 25, 2009
MAN ON WIRE
We watched this movie grudgingly; lots of people told us we would enjoy it. What they didn't say was how amazingly beautiful it was. Watching a man walk in the clouds took my breath away.
Much of it resembled a heist movie because extraordinary planning and the assembling of a team went into the feat. The footage from the era of the walk was just charming, reminding me of scenes from Elvira Madigan.
It would have been better to see this at a theater, but it's fine at home too. It may seem silly to want to walk on wire, but the passion that went into the feat propels it into the stratosphere of dreams.