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This Is It

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Director: Kenny Ortega

Actors: Michael Jackson, Alex Al, Alexandra Apjarova

Plot

The documentary gives audiences a behind-the-scenes look into the preparations for what was intended to be a series of 50 concert performances by one of the greatest entertainers, Michael Jackson. As he collaborates closely with director Kenny Ortega along with a host of dancers, musicians, and creatives, the film showcases the extensive rehearsals and the artist's unique approach to creating an electrifying concert experience for his fans. With an emphasis on the intricate details of the performance, the film brings to light Jackson's dedication, his skills as a musician, and his artistic vision. It documents the selection and refinement of the set list, the concert's groundbreaking choreography, and the elaborate stage designs, while also revealing Michael’s leadership and mentor role amongst his team.

Witnessing the production of these concerts is an in-depth journey that reveals the rigor and passion that goes into crafting an event of this scale. The film allows viewers to see the effort that goes into perfecting the mechanics of each number – from the dance steps to the cues and transitions. Fans are granted a glimpse of Jackson's perfectionism at work as he meticulously goes over every aspect of the performance, all the while maintaining a collaborative spirit with his crew. While the documentary provides an exclusive window into what would have been an astounding live show, it also stands as a testament to an artist's boundless creativity and tireless work ethic, highlighting his love for music, performance, and his fans.

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Writers: N/A

Release Date: 28 Oct 2009

Runtime: 111 min

Rating: PG

Country: United States

Language: English

Reviews

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Score: 71

This Is It

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'This Is It' is an exceptional, moving tribute to Michael Jackson, with superb visuals and audio.

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