Monday, February 23, 2009
Man on Wire wins best documentary
All of us who were entranced by Caldecott-winning The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein (Roaring Brook Press, 2003) made a point of watching the 2008 documentary Man on Wire. It was every bit as fascinating as I had expected, and so I was thrilled that it won Best Documentary last night at the Academy Awards.
And wasn't Philippe Petit's sleight-of-hand and his balancing of the Oscar on his chin playful and joyful? For a truly obsessive guy, he has an amazing sense of fun.
And my mom has a sense of fun, too. She hosted our Oscar Night get-together with a huge array of elegant nibbles, Champagne - and even a Red Carpet!