Title - 'The Walk' [OST]
Artist - Alan Silvestri
Wow, what an incredible, truly INCREDIBLE film 'The Walk' truly is. BREATHTAKING is, quite literally, another word that better describes it, and along with the accompaniment of Alan Silvestri's invested score, well, this partnership of visual and musical elements is bound to ensure that 'The Walk' lives in the minds of everyone who watches it for a long time to come.
Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man - Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan.
Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as 'Forrest Gump,' 'Cast Away,' 'Back to the Future', 'Polar Express' and 'Flight,' again uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. But, as aforementioned, it's Silvestri's electrifying score that drives this film to much higher heights (all pun intended!)
And if you have never heard of American composer, Alan Silvestri, well, shame on you! Although, in truth, you've heard his music in many, oh so many films over the years, of that have no doubt! Silvestri has scored some of the most iconic, revered and profitable films in Hollywood history, amassing over a hundred credits to the tune of two Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominations, as well as three Grammy Awards®
While stylistically diverse, the unifying voice of his work is an unmistakable rhythmic melody whose themes continue to embody movie excitement and drama for generations of moviegoers. He is best known for his frequent collaboration with, of course, director Robert Zemeckis (as highlighted, once again, here on this soundtrack score), and aside from the aforementioned Zemeckis films, his resume also includes composing the scores for both major superhero films 'Captain America: The First Avenger' and 'Marvel's The Avengers.'