Written by Robert Zemeckis & Christopher Browne
In 1974, I was not even born yet (not to make anyone feel old). In 2001, I was in my 8th grade math class. In 2008, I was in college, and just entering into my love of film by seeing literally anything and everything I could. If a friend, roommate, classmate had a film I hadn’t seen, I wanted to see it. At that point in time I was far less concerned by the quality, wanting to absorb every piece of movie magic that I could. I couldn’t really explain what it was that made me so movie mad, but there truly was magic in it. Even the worst of films I saw I found something interesting, or worthwhile. There is such joy, and sorrow, and sympathy, and an even fuller list of emotions available in the viewing of a singular film. 2008 was also when Man on Wire was released, which completely blew me away. Lucky for us, it didn’t actually blow Philippe Petit away.