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Crime Stories TV - Karl Wallenda - New York: Centre of the World TV - Philippe Petit - Rozzer - The Walk 2015 -  

 

 

65,819.  A high-wire act that cheated death more than once.  A man nobody really knew.  A performer who didn’t want an audience.  A thief who eluded the police for decades.  (Burglary & Jewellery & High-Wire Walking)  Crime Stories: Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief

 

65,820.  Bill Mason estimates he stole about $35,000,000 of jewellery before he got caught.  (Burglary & Jewellery & High-Wire Walking)  ibid.

 

65,821.  Mason used mountain climbing equipment to scale high-rise apartments and hotels.  (Burglary & Jewellery & High-Wire Walking)  ibid.                      

 

 

75,831.  Being on a tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.  Karl Wallenda

 

 

34,959.  ‘I think I love them [Twin Towers] from the inside ... I love their strength and their arrogance.’  (9/11 & New York & High-Wire Walking)  New York: Centre of the World I PBS, Philippe

 

34,960.  For nearly thirty years they stood at the foot of Manhattan.  Two of the tallest and most instantly recognisable structures on Earth.  (9/11 & New York & High-Wire Walking)  ibid.

 

34,961.  His elder brother Nelson was sworn in as governor of New York State.  (9/11 & Rockefeller & New York & High-Wire Walking)  ibid.

 

34,962.  The Rockefeller brothers had managed to make a half billion real estate capital not only plausible but inevitable.  (9/11 & Rockefeller & New York & High-Wire Walking)  ibid.

 

34,963.  The Port Authority prevailed on every front.  (9/11 & New York & High-Wire Walking)  ibid.

 

 

34,964.  In early January 1974 he [Philippe Petit, high wire artist] flew to New York for the first time.  (9/11 & Hire-Wire Walking & New York)  New York: Centre of the World II, PBS

 

34,965.  ‘I actually find myself trespassing.’  (9/11 & High-Wire Walking & New York)  ibid.  Philippe Petit

 

34,966.  'The Towers - the more I got to know them the more they are alive ... my friends.'  (9/11 & High-Wire Walking & New York)  ibid.

 

34,967.  The hour of the coup finally arrived: at six o’clock on the evening of Tuesday August 6th 1974 ... Three heavy crates of equipment.  (9/11 & High-Wire Walking & New York)  ibid.

 

34,968.  And a bow and arrow.  (9/11 & High-Wire Walking & New York)  ibid.

 

34,969.  Petit was immediately taken into custody and rudely manhandled down into an underground police station ... No less than fourteen misdemeanours.  (9/11 & High-Wire Walking & New York)  ibid.

 

34,970.  The astonishing feat of high-wire poetry was the highest point in Philippe Petit’s life  and in many ways in the lives of the Twin Towers themselves.  (9/11 & High-Wire Walking & New York)  ibid.

 

34,971.  An instant folk hero.  (9/11 & High-Wire Walking & New York)  ibid.

 

34,972.  Petit himself would never lose his love of the Towers.  (9/11 & High-Wire Walking & New York)  ibid.

 

34,973.  He would return to the high perch whenever he could.  (9/11 & High-Wire Walking & New York)  ibid.

 

34,974.  A day of seemingly infinite visibility, one man later said.  (9/11 & High-Wire Walking & New York)  ibid.

 

 

79,224.  To me it is so simple that life should be lived on the edge of life.  You have to exercise rebellion.  To refuse to taper yourself to rules.  To refuse your own success.  To refuse to repeat yourself.  To see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge.  And then you live your life on a tightrope.  (High-Wire Walking & Life’s Like That)  Philippe Petit, Man on Wire, wire-walked between Twin Towers August 1974

 

 

91,083.  I was not afraid.  But I was just looking at what was in front of me.  Philippe Petit

 

 

91,084.  Upon seeing us he started to smile and laugh and he started to go into a dancing routine on the high wire ... He laid down on the hire wire ... A once in a lifetime.  rozzer, televised interview

 

 

98,270.  Why?  That is the question people ask me most.  (High-Wire Walking & Question)  The Walk 2015 starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Charlotte Le Bo & Ben Kingsley & Clement Sibony & James Badge Dale & Cesar Domboy & Ben Schwartz Benedict Samuel & Steve Valentine at el, director Robert Zemeckis, opening monologue

 

98,271.  My dream is to hang a high-wire between those twin towers and walk on it.  ibid.

 

98,272.  There is no show without an audience.  (High-Wire Walking & Audience)  ibid.  circus dude to hero 

 

98,273.  All artists are anarchists to some degree.  (High-Wire Walking & Anarchy & Arist)  ibid. 

 

98,274.  Now it starts.  The coup has begun.  (High-Wire Walking & Coup)  ibid.

 

98,275.  My name is Philippe Petit.  I am a wire-walker.  ibid.