The Walk

The Walk

DVD - 2016
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"In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers"--From www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Culver City, California : TriStar, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: FIC Walk
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
1 videodisc (approximately 123 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Marche [DVD]

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twasau
Apr 14, 2018

Annoying! The subject material is fascinating, but the accents and yelling are too much to handle. I found it extremely hard to watch to the end. It took a few times. It was meant to be watched in 3D which would have been cool to "experience" the walk.

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oktexchic
Feb 22, 2018

Great true movie. Fascinating! Why had I not heard of this before?

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mickie_4
Feb 16, 2018

A truly great movie with lots of fantastic performances. I've seen this movie at least twice and it never gets old.

I wish for subtitles, as what's being said can be a bit hard to decipher.

Even though I know he lives, and none of this is real (CGI) this movie still gives me serious fear of heights, even on a tiny screen.

The doc on him "Man on Wire" drags at times, but the ending, where his photo shows him sitting on the WTC roof to composer Eric Satie (Gymnopedie 1 or 3, both are great songs) . If it sounds familiar, it was also used in a Benny Hill skit where a girl dances out of a poster with a wink. I remembered it clearly from a good 35 years ago on the Benny Hill show before there was Internet.

Very touching scene.

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Very good movie! JGL was awesome in this one!

AL_CHRISP Jan 12, 2018

I had really low expectations for this one, but it was actually pretty good. Good pacing!

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No_Stalkers4Me
Oct 08, 2017

Amazing story from a much simpler time. Well done; recommend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwbil5puqng

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donthomas
Aug 15, 2017

Excellent!!!!!

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ScorchingSun
Mar 24, 2017

More than just a highwire walk, though that part is intense, weak-in-the-knees scary.
A flamboyant man, his crazy band and his sky-high story.

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gnomenut
Feb 16, 2017

"Dazzling" and "exhilarating" are not over-statements. Here's a nerve-wracking, sweat-inducing two hours for anyone with the slightest hint of acrophobia, particularly once the story moves to the towers. I spent the majority of this film perched forward and holding onto my seat. It's hard to believe that real people really tried something as daring and outrageous as this story tells. It's nearly unimaginable how someone with a grave fear of heights become a key player, nor how he endured the circumstances that unfolded. Even knowing how it was going to end didn't take away from the story, nor diminish the film for me. Follow this film with the documentary "Man on Wire", rather than the other way around, as other commenters have suggested. A half star lost for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's painful french accent, even though the rest of his performance is nothing short of amazing.

JCLLeeAnnB Feb 02, 2017

Much like the wire he walked on, this movie was "high tension!"

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reginator_22
Jan 24, 2018

Papa Rudy: Most wire walkers, they die when they arrive. They think they have arrived... But they are still on the wire. If you have three steps to do, and if you do those steps arrogantly... if you think you are invincible... You are going to die!

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jimg2000
Mar 08, 2016

Cop (Frank:) FRANK: I gotta hand it to you damn frogs. You sure pulled the wool over my eyes. I gotta tell ya. What you did was somethin'. I know I'll never see anything like that again in my life. You got guts, pal. Good job.
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Philippe: The story of my adventure was in the news all over the world. In France, when Papa Rudy heard of it, he was the happiest Papa Rudy in the world. And when Papa Rudy's angry, he's deadly angry. But when Papa Rudy's happy, his dogs get a double ration of food.
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Jean: You know Philippe, the Towers seem different. They're different now.
Barry: That's right. They're different because you walked up there. Every New Yorker I talk to now says they love these towers.
Annie: Perhaps you brought them to life, Philippe - given them a soul.

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Other: Brief drug references and smoking.

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