Interview: Philippe Petit on Man on Wire

On August 7th 1974 Philippe Petit gave an incredible high-wire performance by walking between between the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center eight times in one hour.

It is the subject of a new documentary called Man on Wire from director James Marsh (who made Wisconsin Death Trip) and I recently spoke to Philippe about his historic wire walk and the film.

You can listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Philippe_Petit_on_Man_on_Wire.mp3]

Download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Watch the trailer for the film here:

Man on Wire is out at selected UK cinemas this Friday

> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Official UK site and IMDb entry for Man on Wire
> Reviews of Man on Wire at Metacritic
> NY Times article on Philippe from 2006

[All images © 2008 Jean-Louis Blondeau / Polaris Images & Magnolia Pictures / Icon Film Distribution]