It was also confirmed that Zemeckis wanted to star in the film as Petit. Zemeckis although I still consulted from time to time. Joseph was very interested in understanding my true relationship with the wire. For anyone made queasy by heights, these are the moments that are easily the most dizzying. For the story of The Walk is already real-world familiar. During one performance, he eats a hard candy which was given to him by an audience member and injures his tooth.
I never even say this word, death. So why bother with all the gooey, slapdash stuff that comes before it? The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. I would love to have the actor, really walking, on a real wire. He introduces himself as Barry Greenhouse, a life insurance salesman who works in the building, becoming another member of Philippe's team. I spend months preparing for the types of wind that occur in different locations. And I already know how it goes! The Movieclips Trailers channel is your destination for the hottest new trailers the second they drop.
As a piece of storytelling, The Walk has nothing on its documentary forebear, tripping over its lame attempts at humor and suspense too many times. I put different types of wires in a in an empty warehouse in upstate New York. Still, the movie almost gets away with it, because it closes with its titular set-piece, the famous wire-walk Petit performed between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. Circus High Wire Performer Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man - Philippe Petit Joseph Gordon-Levitt - has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. The performances are great but the special effect of the crossing of Philippe is amazing. Philippe and Annie then travel to America, setting the date for the walk as August 6, 1974. The Walk is not at all what you might expect from a recounting of this famous happening.
At one point, he meets a man who reveals he is a fan of Philippe's and saw him at Notre Dame. But, again, that comes toward the end of the film, and what has preceded it is a bizarrely hokey gloss-over biography of Petit and his drive toward the towers. And, even though everyone watching knows exactly what the film is building towards, the climactic sequence delivers everything you want and more. He optimistically predicted that the actor would be able to walk on the wire alone after an elaborate workshop of eight days, which the actor did. Jean-Louis introduces Jeff, another accomplice who has a , to Philippe and Annie, while explaining his idea to use a bow and arrow tied to a fishing line to get the cable across the Towers. The gang goes over the plan several times, ending with the notion that Philippe must be on the wire before the construction crews arrive at 7:00 a. On the film has a rating of 84%, based on 226 reviews, with an average rating of 7.
In April 2014, , and joined the cast of the film. Our birds-eye view is quickly revealed as just above Manhattan, perched on no less a tourist icon than the Statue of Liberty. Yes, I think today would be more than impossible and yet part of me would think that I continue to think that nothing is impossible. We leave the theater filled with that most evocative of feelings: exhilaration laced with sadness. He visited the original observatory once before, in 2001, during his first summer in New York City. Once you acclimate, that is.
So in 8 days I trained Joseph Gordon-Levitt to walk on a tight rope. He saw the documentary, of course, but he went back to my book To Reach the Clouds and I was at the beginning consulting and even participating in the shooting and then the film changed and then they wanted a young actor to play me, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and The Walk took a different turn and I had less direct collaboration with Mr. Dar viata ei este data peste cap de un insotitor de zbor ce stia totul despre trecutul ei si care ii cere o favoare. Obviously this was incredibly difficult for you to pull of in 1974, while trespassing, but in your opinion would it even be possible today? Could you describe the experience of working with Gordon-Levitt on his ropewalking? Louis Gateway Film Critics Association. Recently, we were able to speak with Petit himself, about his walk on the wire between the Twin Towers, his training of Gordon-Levitt for The Walk, and the biggest challenges for his performances. So I thought to finish with a beautiful shot of the towers, framed by the sun, was a was a very nice ending.
But which performers inspire you? A Robert Zemeckis short, with big-budget special effects. The film is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center. Why do you risk death. The film stars , , , , and. He visits the dentist and, while in the waiting room, sees a picture in a magazine of the in New York City. John Lasser of gave the film an 8. I was the first one to say to Mr.
The stakes were that high, regardless of the joie de vivre of the performance bandits. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy Ben Kingsley , and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. He was listening to my voice and looking at my body language. Director Back to the Future, Flight, What Lies Beneath treats the story more like a tall tale or adventure film than a docudrama from its first frames to its last. You can always find a way to do something. » In 1974, the French street juggler and equilibrist Philippe Petit Joseph Gordon-Levitt decides to cross the towers of the World Trade Center walking on a tightrope. The towers are, in hack-y junket-ese, truly characters in the film, two monoliths that call, with looming solidity, to Petit in the same way that, in the inverse, they haunt us.