Am amazing image from the past. Funny how this media event was completely lost over the years and then entirely wiped out and obviously over-shadowed on September 11th. Man on Wire is the documentary of Philippe Petit's incredible obsession, lifestyle and accomplishment (and seemingly lack of employment).
The doc has plenty of great footage of Philippe first conquering the divide of the towers of Notre Dame and then the bridge of Sydney Harbor. It also shows all of the planning and practicing that Philippe, his girlfriend and the rag tag crew he assembles (much like that of the Ocean's Eleven team [without any actual experience]) must do in order to simply get inside and rig the f-ing wire itself. Their attitudes reflect that of what the 70's served up -- free love, over easy and often toasted. Case in point... after he makes it, he's an instant rock star (groupie-in-a-hotel-with-a-video-camera romp and all).