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The highwire daredevil 'The Walk' is based on loves the movie — except for one part

Warning: Spoilers ahead In the summer of 1974 French highwire artist Philippe Petit gained notoriety when he walked on a wire between the Twin Towers in New York City. The remarkable feat has been adapted into a children’s book, an Oscar-winning documentary and now a 3D Hollywood blockbuster. Show More Summary

The League's Steve Rannazzisi Breaks His Silence To Howard Stern About His 9/11 Lie!

We were shocked to find out that The League star Steve Rannazzisi had lied about his experiences in the Twin Towers on September 11. After being lambasted online and losing a lucrative sponsorship gig, the comedian finally opened up about his story to Howard Stern on Tuesday. Related: Bakery That Discriminated Against LGBT Wedding Refuses To Pay [...]

‘The Martian’ Set To Fly Higher Than ‘Pan’ & Twin Towers Tightrope ‘Walk’er – Box Office Preview

20th Century Fox’s Ridley Scott film The Martian will have plenty of B.O. rocket fuel in it to land at No. 1 this weekend with an estimated $33M-$34M. That’s a -38% hold which would best the second frame declines of Scott’s biggest grossers, Prometheus (-59%, during a competitive June play period) and American Gangster (-45%). Show More Summary

The Walk's IMAX Numbers Are Shockingly Bad

Robert Zemeckis' The Walk seems perfect for IMAX screenings. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as high-wire daredevil Philippe Petit who walked across the Twin Towers in NYC. After premiering at the NYFF, The Walk opened in various...Show More Summary

The Most Outlandish Thing From Robert Zemeckis' The Walk

For a film about a man walking across the distance between the Twin Towers, The Walk has something even outlandish than Philippe Petit's legendary high wire act. Brace yourself, as James Badge Dale and Ben Schwartz are here to warn you...Show More Summary

Is Sony Pictures Walking a Fine Line?

Sony Pictures just released its new film The Walk, which tells the true story of French tightrope artist Philippe Petit’s high wire walk between the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center in 1974.   While the film is getting attention...Show More Summary

Watch: Final 'Spectre' Trailer Is All A Matter Of Perspective

Video This 75-second preview is timed to go out with Wednesday's opening of The Walk. The Robert Zemeckis drama, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a man who walked across the Twin Towers on a tightrope, will debut in an IMAX (and other select PLF screens) sneak release on Wednesday September 30th, or 9 [...]

If seeing 'The Walk' makes you queasy, this glass bridge in China will terrify you

The 3-D version of the new movie "The Walk" apparently is making some viewers sick. The film's dizzying scenes portraying the Frenchman who in 1974 walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center apparently has triggered vertigo episodes for some. But that's nothing...

Twin Towers Redux? Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah Aim to Turn Back Clock in Chicago

CHICAGO — A most fascinating and complex experiment is beginning to unfold, and the beauty of it is that the participants are intelligent and mature enough to understand it. Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah are established greats in this game. Show More Summary

How 'The Walk' came into existence

Robert Zemeckis isn’t necessarily going to spill all the technical secrets of how he made “The Walk,” his new movie about Philippe Petit and the Twin Towers that has the buildings alive with us atop them. And let’s be honest -- the nitty-gritty of frame rate and digital-animation techniques might...

‘The Walk’ Begins To Stroll Slowly On Wednesday – Box Office

Sony/TriStar’s Twin Towers suspense pic The Walk collected an estimated $240K in its top hat from 448 Imax and PLF sites. While that figure files as No. 11 on Wednesday’s chart led by Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 2 in No. 1 with an estimated...Show More Summary

Film - The Walk

Philippe Petit’s 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers was several things: illegal, death-defying, comically absurd and, as evoked in the majestic...

“The Walk” between the Twin Towers: Amazing technical wizardry powers a tale of fake transcendence

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays wirewalker Philippe Petit In Robert Zemeckis' gimmicky account of an inexplicable event

New York Today: Twin Tower Tightrope

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Wednesday: “The Walk," rain, and a distinct New York drink.

The Walk – A Charming Ascent into a Kind of Madness!

On August 6th, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French high wire artist, hung a wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center and walked it not once, not twice, but three-and-a-half times. The story of the famous walk was the subject of an Oscar®-winning documentary, Man on Wire. Show More Summary

Robert Zemeckis high-wire spectacle 'The Walk' is more adventurous technologically than dramatically

Before New York's World Trade Center and the date 9/11 walked lock-step into eternity, those enormous twin towers were best known for something else entirely, something joyous and a little bit insane.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'The Walk' Thrills As A Ride, Falls Short As A Film

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With this ambitious biopic, Zemeckis aims to put audience members in the slim-soled shoes of Philippe Petit in his 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers. He not only wants you to understand what drives a man to walk off a building...Show More Summary

A Shadow From the Twin Towers: The Story of Alicia Head

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Alicia Head's elaborate lies carried her to the top of a 9/11 survivors' group, despite the fact that she was out of the country that day. A LUSH LIFE IN SPAINAlicia Esteve Head, despite a life of wealth and privilege, was a misfit among her crowd, the Spanish elite. Show More Summary

To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right The Walk Ticket

With his new film, director Robert Zemeckis has worked to recreate one of the greatest stunts ever performed. In 1974, French acrobat Philippe Petit strung a wire between the Twin Towers and, with jaw-dropping skill and balance, actually managed to walk across it. Show More Summary

Film Review: Review: ‘The Walk,’ High-Wire Bravado at World Trade Center

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Robert Zemeckis restages the tightrope journey that Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) took between the twin towers in 1974.

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