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Mogul Richard Branson's adventures chronicled in amusing documentary 'Don’t Look Down'

Mogul Richard Branson's adventures chronicled in amusing documentary 'Don’t Look Down'

A pair of death-defying acts involving one of the world’s most famous contemporary entrepreneurs and adventurers, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, take center stage in the enjoyable, if oddly non-propulsive, documentary “Don’t Look Down.”

The film recounts Branson and expert balloonist/co-pilot Per Lindstrand’s two record-breaking hot air balloon journeys, crossing the Atlantic Ocean (from Maine to Northern Ireland) in 1987 and the Pacific (Japan to Canada) in 1991.

If initially conceived as a go-big stunt to promote his nascent Virgin Atlantic Airways, the thrill factor clearly became a driving force for the mogul, overshadowing logic and safety as well as his business...

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