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Old 06-28-2016, 08:09 AM
SlackerInc SlackerInc is offline
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Why is there no video footage of Philippe Petit's WTC tightrope walk?

Ever since I saw "Man on Wire" and was like "WTF, after all that, all you have are still photos?!?" I have wondered about this. It's so strange that he brought someone along to film it, but the guy didn't get a single second of footage because he was "too exhausted". Stranger still that TV news stations didn't get any.

I'm not wanting to get into conspiracy theories along the "moon landing was a hoax!" variety, and I understand that if it really was a hoax, the contemporaneous newspaper stories about it would have inspired a lot of New Yorkers to react with "I was in that neighborhood and nothing like that happened". I just want to know, where is the footage--and if there really is none, how could that possibly happen?

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