Man On Wire Film Analysis Essay

Man on Wire Man on Wire is a very interesting nonfiction documentary film of one man’s story. Through reenactment footage and original footage the director of this film, James Marsh uses many strong aesthetics that helps to get Philippe Petit’s story across. As well give the audience the truth and reality of the world. Even if it was illegal and daring, Philippe Petit was determined to tightrope walk between the New York City’s World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. Jf hgjk fh irgk jfh uhg uhu juf mfn fd g hg hgr Haley marie davis haley mcphee marie mc phe e hmd jack davis jgj jrr ugf kd

Philippe Petit was a French wire walker, whose story all started one day sitting at a dentist office, and saw the projection drawing of the Twin Towers. Not only did Philippe Petit gathered up a crew, and teach them how to put together the high wire, he also had to sneak all of the cable wire up into the tower, while all staying completely hidden from guards. The film shows us the fine points of the night before Philippe Petit walked, danced, kneeled, laid down across the wire between the two towers. The realism of the actions the Americans took reflected how American react to problems.

If it is not normal is shunned as bad, and Philippe Petit gets handcuffed then sent to a psychiatric facility because “he was insane”. By the end it changed his life, and brought everyone closer to him. Everything was dropped and he was admired by everyone. Ihsf hd ifh gij fhi ogj uiu df sijv ;Idk wf io jv ihd iu ghs dgfd fuf sok jfii shaley mcphee marie mcphee hmd jack davis jr jurgh flfkg jfjf ghg gfgf fk The Dominance of Narrative Cinema helps decode through all the inferred parts, and directly tells the audience what is actually going on.

While making the film feel very real with real people and their point of views. Making us believe the intended experience Philippe Petit had while doing all he did. While showing his everyday life, and how walking across a wire was part of his everyday life. John Grierson was the father of documentary films and thought it should be for social purpose “the creative treatment of actuality”. Truth claim is the idea Philippe Petit believe his whole life, his purpose. Aesthetics of Realism is broken down into parts. The study of how we want to look at the world either true or precise.

Secondly, the danger one might get into with having the idea he or she has on it. Thirdly the study of desire for the beauty in the world. e y marie da vis haley mcphee marie mcph ee hmd jack da vi or hj gio gi jiot oit By having the oncamera interviews the people in the film were directly addressing the camera. As they were directly talking to audience it felt as if they were directly talking to you, and you and them were talking. Getting their point across, and their reasoning behind each move they made as they happened in the sequence.

Every time the on-camera scene has Philippe Petit elaborating on each part really makes you feel connected to him and his story. Jh dsj urf uh oihr fjs jh jdf hd gdsf b vhd sro jrso marie davis haley mcphee marie mcphee hmd jack da vi sjn kj g hghg jdfut tui k There has to be textual information on the screen, one form is the subtitles translating Annie Alix, Jean-Lewis Blondeau, and Jean-Francois Heckel’s French into English. Therefore the audience could understand what they were all saying and their parts were in this structured plan.

As well as the additional informational pictures each person is talking about, so the audience gets an idea of what they are talking about rather than just imagining it. The way James Marsh directed this film, he collaborated old original footage taken by Philippe Petit while going through all of this with reenactment of parts of his story. I would say a little more them fifty percent was original footage: Philippe Petit with his friends, walking/dancing/laying across the wire, the police taking him away, him living his spontaneous life.

Fd gf jf kf kf jg dh dk kf dlf marie davis kh jh hg jg hg hg fgf gd fhgy phee mari emcphee hmd jack da vi James Marsh had non actors play in this film, he had all of the people play their selves. Therefore they were fully connected to the story, the audience could really believe them and understand their point of view of the whole idea. They were also able to give full details of and everything aspect of the story. For example Philippe Petit told little details of making an eye hole in a canvas to see the cops.

For a little comical relief David Forman says “it was likely I was up there smoking pot, likely I was smoking pot, I smoked pot every day for thirty-five years, and there is no reason to think | did not that that day”. For the drama Reconstruction James Marsh relatively picked similar looking characters to portray each character as how they were: Philippe Petit was played by Paul McGill, Jean Francois Heckel by Aaron Haskell, Jean-Louis Blondeau by Davis Demato, Annie Allix by Ardis Campbell, and David Forman was played by Shawn Dempewolff-Barrett.

Hfgd hs Ik hgjh mn vb gd ty oul mk nm bn bv vc XV wt xs fd kl ol uj bg marie davis kh jh hg jg hg hg fgf gd fhgy phee mariem cphee hmd jack da vllh ml h All in all, even though I did not talk about the image shots and lighting, they were major contributing factors, as well as the many different aesthetics used, which makes the film the way it is. It is everything from what the audience looks at all the way to what the audience feels. James Marsh portrayed this documentary film in a way that connects the story line with the audience.