The Walk (2015) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Walk

Robert Zemeckis, 2015

VS3

To Reach the Clouds
Philippe Petit, 2002

The Walk is a movie directed by Robert Zemeckis in 2015 and based on the book To Reach the Clouds: My High Wire Walk Between the Twin Towers by Philippe Petit, first published in 2002. The movie features Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon, Émilie Leclerc, Mark Trafford, Inka Malovic, and others.

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RATING

7.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Walk (Robert Zemeckis, 2015)

8.2

/ 10

Book Cover: To Reach the Clouds (Philippe Petit, 2002)

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Storyline

In 1974, French street performer Philippe Petit is trying to make a living in Paris with juggling acts and wire walking, much to the chagrin of his father. Jean-Louis introduces Jeff, another accomplice who has a fear of heights, to Philippe and Annie, while explaining his idea to use a bow and arrow tied to a fishing line to get the cable across the Towers.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Walk, the 2015 movie by Robert Zemeckis

Year

2015

Minutes

123

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

Cover of To Reach the Clouds, the 2002 book by Philippe Petit

Year

2002

Pages

256

Book Rate

8.26

S: Goodreads

Book

To Reach the Clouds

Subtitle: My High Wire Walk Between the Twin Towers

Country: France

First published in: 2002

Length: 256 pages

Genre: Biography

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Man on Wire (2008)
Movie by James Marsh

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Cover of To Reach the Clouds, the 2002 book by Philippe Petit

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