PHILIPPE PETIT, subject of this year's Academy Award Winner for Best DocumentaryPhilippe Petit Film, Man on Wire. The man who on the morning of August 7, 1974, rigged 200 feet of 3/4" steel cable between the twin towers of the World Trade Center and walked between them repeatedly, lying down at one point and making eight crossings in all. The film is based on Philippe Petit's book, Man on Wire. Click on "World Trade Center" above for youtube footage.