Zemeckis Walks the Walk

I have a conflicting relationship with the career of Robert Zemeckis. Back to the Future and Roger Rabbit are both modern classics and among my highest ranked favourites. Death Becomes Her, Cast Away, What Lies Beneath and Contact are all wonderful films in their own right. That being said, his obsession with technology, while laudable, turned Polar Express, Beowulf and a completely necessary Christmas Carol practically unwatchable. Flight was a return to a focus on human drama rather than technical experimentation, and I thought it was a solid effort if not entirely successful.

His newest film, The Walk, is a based-on-a-true-story film about Philippe Petit, who tightrope-walked between the Twin Towers in 1974; in the film, he'll be played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It certainly seems to fall more in line with his tales of human perseverance, while utilizing the digital technologies that he is so enamored with. It's slightly less than a year until the film comes out, so we'll have to wait a time longer to find out if this is all style/no substance, or if it actually has dome depth.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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