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Philippe Petit

Philippe Petit appears in the following:

Risk & Rebellion: The Keys to Creativity?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

For renowned high-wire walker Philippe Petit, embracing life is about really living with the world as your stage and the people and objects around you as your props. Philippe Petit's creative process is the subject of his new book "Creativity: The Perfect Crime."

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Guest Picks: Philippe Petit

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Philippe Petit was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about how knots have made all the difference in his famous tightrope-walking performances. He also told us what he's a fan of!

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Philippe Petit Ties Knots

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Philippe Petit, who performed on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center’s twin towers on August 7, 1974, talks about how knots have been indispensable throughout his celebrated career. His new book Why Knot? How to Tie More Than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving, Secure Knots! is a guide to tying his essential knots.

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"Man on Wire"

Friday, April 13, 2012

Due to a computer mix-up, we mistakenly reran a 2008 interview with French high wire artist Philippe Petit and filmmaker James Marsh about the documentary "Man on Wire," about Petit's incredible high wire walk between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. The film is available on DVD, and even though we didn't plan to run the interview today, it's a great conversation.

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Philippe Petit, Man On Wire

Friday, September 02, 2011

It had all the glamour, conspiracy, and danger of a classic heist movie, but it was real — and the hero was wearing slippers. Long before 9/11, Philippe Petit’s unauthorized walk on a tightrope between the World Trade Center towers in 1974 transfixed the world ...

Video: Philippe Petit walks between the Twin Towers

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Man on Wire

Friday, February 20, 2009

Philippe Petit's unauthorized walk on a high wire between the World Trade Center towers transfixed the world in 1974. The Oscar-nominated documentary "Man on Wire" depicts how an acrobat and a rag-tag team of friends pulled off this extraordinary feat. Kurt visits the site of the ...

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Best Documentary Feature: James Marsh

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

It had all the glamor, conspiracy, and danger of a classic heist movie, but it was real –- and the hero was wearing slippers. Philippe Petit’s unauthorized walk on a high wire between the World Trade Center towers transfixed the world in 1974, and it’s the subject of ...

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The Greatest High Wire Walk in History

Friday, July 25, 2008

In 1974, French high wire artist Philippe Petit snuck to the top of the World Trade Center and crossed a wire between the two World Trade Center towers. It’s been called the greatest high wire walk in history. He’s the subject of a new documentary, "Man on Wire," ...

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High Wire Act

Friday, July 25, 2008

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Man On Wire

Friday, July 25, 2008

It had all the glamor, conspiracy, and danger of a classic heist movie, but it was real –- and the hero was wearing slippers. Philippe Petit’s unauthorized walk on a high wire between the World Trade Center towers transfixed the world in 1974, and it’s now the ...

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