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    RyanLiu

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    This is it

    Post  RyanLiu on Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:25 pm

    Possible headlines:
    - “Thriller” or “Bad”
    - Is THIS it?
    Every now and then, a movie is created that reinvents the way the film franchise functions, such an example came out two weeks ago to the late singer, Michael Jackson. The film, “This is it,” is actually a tribute made of rehearsal footage from the singer’s concert that was canceled due to the unforeseen death of Jackson on the 25th of June. The concert motion picture starts off with a message, “for the fans…,” it later transitions to various singers saying a word about the concert, before you hear film’s choreographer, Kenny Ortega directing the opening sequence. Jackson emerges on stage and begins with his 1982 single “Wanna Be startin’ Somethin,” before shifting to a acapella version of “Speechless,” where Jackson is joined by many of his backup dancers, After playing the footage of his song, “Jam,” Jackson is seen directing the band in his rehearsal footage of “Human Nature.” The movie goes on to show many other songs that were set to be performed live, such as his hit singles, “Billie Jean, Man in the Mirror, and Beat it.” The movie ends with a the final footage of Jackson rising his hind in victory, the same position shown on the film’s promotional poster, along with the message, “Michael Jackson King of Pop, Love Lives Forever.”

    The film’s release has been met by heavy criticism by advocates protesting that AEG, the studio that produces the film, were exploiting Jackson’s death. Most of Jackson’s families were also non-supportive of the film, stating that they were still trying to squeeze money out of Michael even though he’s dead. The movie creates an everlasting image of the King of Pop, and although the later part of his life was filled with controversies, the movie reminds people how great of a performer Jackson was. The movie celebrates what he has brought to the world. Personally, I have never been much of a Jackson fan, but this movie showcases how great of a performer he was, and how much of impact he has caused in not only the music industrial, but in the media overall. Once you watch the film you realize that it is possible to look past Jackson’s troubled past, and just enjoy what he has offered to the world. “This is it” is not only made for die-hard Michael fans, but also for many people who enjoy watching musicians, dancers, choreographers, crew members, and craftsmen do their jobs. As well as the superior performances, the film features astonishing effects, as well as being digitally re-mastered and played along with surround sound.

    “This it it’s” budget was close to $60 million, but its overall revenue is roughly about $109,035,039. It is distributed by “Columbia” and it runs for 1 hour and 51 minutes. The movie was released along with his last single, “This is it,” which Jackson’s brothers added their vocals in. The original singer of the song was Paul Anka, back in 1983, although the song was called, “Walk a Fine Line.” “This is it” is stated to be the last of Michael, but rumors are surfacing whether or not there are still more unreleased singles from Jackson, so is “This really it?”

    RyanLiu

    Posts : 38
    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Re: This is it

    Post  RyanLiu on Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:57 am

    Possible headlines:
    - “Thriller” or “Bad”
    - Is THIS it?
    Michael Jackson: This is it
    Every now and then, a movie is made that reinvents the way the film franchise functions. For example came out two weeks ago of the late singer, Michael Jackson. The film, This is it, is actually a tribute made of rehearsal footage from the Jackson's concert that was canceled due to his unforeseen death on the June 25. The budget of This Is It was close to $60 million, but its overall revenue was roughly $109,035,039. The film is distributed by Columbia and runs for one hour and 51 minutes. The movie was released along with Jackson’s last single, “This Is It.”

    It starts off with a message, “for the fans….” It later transitions to film’s choreographer Kenny Ortega directing the opening sequence. Jackson emerges on stage and begins with his 1982 single “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin,” before being joined by many of his backup dancers. The movie goes on to show many other songs that were set to be performed live, such as his hit singles, “Billie Jean, Man in the Mirror,” and “Beat it.” The movie ends with the final footage of Jackson raising his hands in victory, the same position shown on the film’s promotional poster, along with the message, “Michael Jackson King of Pop, Love Lives Forever.”

    The film’s release has been met with heavy criticism from advocates protesting that AEG, the studio that produced the film, was exploiting Jackson’s death. Most of Jackson’s family was also not supportive of the film, stating that the media were still trying to squeeze money out of Jackson even though he’s dead. The movie creates an everlasting image of the King of Pop, and although the latter part of his life was filled with controversies, the movie reminds people how great of a performer Jackson was.

    The movie celebrates what he has brought to the world with his music. I have never been much of a Jackson fan, but this movie showcases how great of a performer he was, and how much of an impact he had in not only the music industry, but also in the media. Once you watch the film you realize that it is possible to look past Jackson’s troubled past and just enjoy what he has offered to the world. This is it is not only made for die-hard Jackson fans, but also for many people who enjoy watching musicians, dancers, choreographers, crew members, and craftsmen do their jobs. Along with the superior performances, the film features astonishing effects.

    “This Is It” is stated to be the last of Michael's, but rumors are surfacing whether or not there are still more unreleased singles from Jackson, so is “This really it?.” The film features many professions doing their work which enhances the experiencing of watching the movie. Since there is no profanity or adult themes, This is it is a great movie to watch for the whole family.

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