THE WALK (trailer review)


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Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays daring tightrope walker Philippe Petit in Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk, coming to cinemas this October.

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In 1974 Petit famously made an illegal and ridiculously dangerous tightrope walk between the rooftops of the as-then unfinished Twin Towers in New York.

I’m guessing director Zemeckis has pulled out all his bag of technological tricks for this one. The teaser trailer gave me the willies, so I expect to be clinging to the armrests of my seat at the cinema when I see it in October (and this certainly does look like a film you need to see on the big screen).

If you are unfamiliar with the 1974 event and would like to know more, watch the brilliant documentary Man on Wire, and read Colum McCann’s glorious, heartbreaking novel Let the Great World Spin.

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