Man on Wire (2008) is the story of Philippe Petit’s quest to walk a high wire between the two towers of the World Trade Center, a plan that he conceived of before the towers were built. Directed by James Marsh, based on the book by Phillipe Petit. The film is available to stream on Netflix.
Here are just some questions you might ask yourself while watching the film:
- What is the purpose of art? Does it exist for its own sake? What kinds of sacrifices should an artist be willing to make for art? What kinds of risks should an artist be willing to take? Does the world need people who will flaunt the rules and taunt authorites?
- How far should we go in pursuing a passion? Should we do things with no other reason than that we want to? What are the consequences for others?
- Are adventures better when we are experiencing them or when we are reliving them? Why?
If you have seen the film, what questions did it raise for you? Let us know in comments!