Man On Wire

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50 documentaries you need to see
Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories to meta pranks.

Interviews by Kathryn Bromwich, Killian Fox and Joanne O'Connor

27, Mar, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Zemeckis 3D high-wire biopic The Walk 'giving audiences vertigo'
Immersive retelling of death-defying high-wire walk reportedly causes nausea, and in some case vomiting

Ben Child

30, Sep, 2015 @10:26 AM

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Robert Zemeckis talks The Walk as New York Film Festival opens
Director says film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt captures glory of Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center

Nigel M Smith in New York

26, Sep, 2015 @10:46 PM

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 'Edward Snowden was warm, kind, thoughtful'
After years as the supporting act, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Oscar-tipped for his performances as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and wire-walker Philippe Petit. He talks about his head for heights – and a secret meeting in Moscow

Tom Lamont

18, Sep, 2015 @2:00 PM

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BBC's British Vogue documentary to be made by Oscar-winning producer
Series offering ‘unprecedented access’ to magazine will be produced by Simon Chinn, who won Academy awards for Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man

Mark Sweney

20, Aug, 2015 @8:01 AM

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Readers recommend: songs about safety … and danger | Peter Kimpton
Hot spillages to electrifying risks, broken glass to scary stunts, name your songs that include details of physical danger and ways to stay away from harm, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

16, Jul, 2015 @7:04 PM

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Channel 4 takes step towards getting into TV production
Publicly owned broadcaster spends about £4m to take undisclosed minority stakes of up to 25% in four companies

Mark Sweney

21, Aug, 2014 @6:02 AM

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First trailer revealed for Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in film that follows the scientist through university, courtship and the trials of motor neurone disease. Ben Child reports

Ben Child

07, Aug, 2014 @1:43 PM

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World Trade Center wirewalk film to go ahead – in 3D

Story of 1974 feat – already told in documentary Man on Wire – to be taken on by Forrest Gump's Robert Zemeckis, with Joseph Gordon Levitt set for the lead

• Man On Wire's inside man: 'Philippe sucks you in'

Andrew Pulver

24, Jan, 2014 @9:02 AM

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Best and worst of Britain's subsidised film-makers revealed

Man on Wire's James Marsh among just three film-makers to repay lottery funding in full since 2006, according to recent report

Adam Dawtrey

29, Jul, 2011 @4:44 PM

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Interview with Man On Wire's inside man, N Barry Greenhouse

N Barry Greenhouse was the inside man who helped a petite Frenchman plan his tightrope walk between the twin towers in 1974. As the film of the coup, Man On Wire, graces our critics' poll of the best films of 2008, Ben Walters meets him

Ben Walters in New York

17, Dec, 2008 @2:46 PM

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Film review: Man on Wire

In 1974, Philippe Petit shocked New York with his World Trade Centre high-wire act. It makes a riveting film, says Peter Bradshaw

Peter Bradshaw

31, Jul, 2008 @11:06 PM

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