The Walk – possibly the best use ever of Zemeckis and his VFX wizardry

The Walk (1)

The Walk” tells the story of how Phillipe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) got the idea to do a tightrope walk between the two towers of the World Trade Centre back in the mid-’70s, and then how he pulled it off.
It’s a pretty safe bet that if they’re telling you the story, then (A) he actually managed to do the walk and (B) he didn’t fall and die, so I don’t think it’s a spoiler to suggest that.
This is a film that is all about the “how,” and in order to build the forty-five minute centrepiece sequence of the movie, Zemeckis and his collaborators had to create a perfect rooftop to the World Trade Centre, and they had to create a photo-realistic New York City 110 floors below, and the result is both an emotional and a technical triumph… READ MORE


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