The Walker Trailer. Robert Zemeckis‘ The Walker (2015) teaser trailer stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, and Ben Schwartz. The Walker‘s plot synopsis: “The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.”
On Philippe Petit and his walk:
Petit’s most famous performance was in August 1974, conducted on a wire between the roofs of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, a quarter mile above the ground. He performed for 45 minutes, making eight passes along the wire, during which he walked, danced, lay down on the wire, and saluted watchers from a kneeling position. Office workers, construction crews and policemen cheered him on.
Petit conceived his…unauthorized feat (which he referred to as “le coup”) when he was 17, when he first read about proposed construction of the Twin Towers and saw drawings of the project in a magazine, which he read while sitting at a dentist’s office in 1968. Petit was seized by the idea of performing there, and began collecting articles on the Towers whenever he could.
What was called the “artistic crime of the century” took Petit six years of planning, during which he learned everything he could about the buildings and their construction.
On the people behind the scenes of the film:
Robert Zemeckis directs the 3D experiential film Zemeckis co-scripted with Christopher Browne based on Petit’s memoirs
The Walker also stars Steve Valentine, Sergio Di Zio, Christina Kelly, Mark Camacho, Nathaly Thibault, Clément Sibony, Melantha Blackthorne, Kwasi Songui, Trevor Botkin, and Jason Blicker.
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