In 1974, Philippe Petit pulled off what essentially amounted to guerrilla daredevilry, relying on a team of a collaborators to help him walk on a high-wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center without any official permission to do so. 1,644 more words
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Quite frankly, a number of things had me excited for this movie: a returning collaboration between director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away… 387 more words
Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes the lead role of Philippe Petit in Columbia Pictures’ soaring thriller, The Walk.
Petit is the only one in history who has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. 1,086 more words
In 1974, tightrope walker Philippe Petit performed a stunt that defied belief. He strung a wire between the twin towers in New York (illegally) and walked backwards and forwards across it eight times while an entranced audience of passers-by watched in stunned amazement. 404 more words