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Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” Trailer Captures Vibrant King of Pop

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Watching the trailer for Michael Jackson's posthumous documentary"This Is It" confirms that I better purchase my theatre tickets the minute theygo on sale September 27.

The tickets for the short two-week theatrical run, beginningOctober 28, will sell out quickly. I want to watch "This Is It" on the bigscreen with cinema surround sound, Raisinets, popcorn, and other loud,responsive viewers.

The two-minute promo video is engaging, capturing Michael ashe rehearses with his background dancers and musicians. He effortlessly runsthrough the choreography. When he explains his vision to his team, he speaks ina low, husky, more serious sounding voice that I've only heard described by insiders.

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The imagery is his usual grandiose design. There is a dancesequence of thousands of digitally replicated soldiers, dressed in blackuniforms, and set in a desert. There are endless acrobatic performance shots.Michael embodies his trademark stage presence. He hits his marks precisely, andis fascinating to watch.

Michael demonstrates that he was the King of Pop, and that therehas never been another artist like him.

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The piece compiled from 100 hours of footage shot betweenApril and June, looks incredible. Those who purchased tickets to the show originallyscheduled to run in July at London'so2 arena undoubtedly would have gotten their monies worth.

Kenny Ortega, "This Is It" director and Michael's creativepartner, said the film documents Michael's role in shaping the show. "You seehim as the true architect and driving force of this project," Kenny said in astatement.

"This film is a gift to Michael's fans," Kenny added. "As webegan assembling the footage for the motion picture, we realized we capturedsomething extraordinary, unique and very special.

"It's a very private, exclusive look into a creative genius'world," Kenny said. "For the first time ever, fans will see Michael as theyhave never seen him before...It is raw, emotional, moving and powerful footage."

Considering the shock of his untimely death in June, Iwonder if watching this movie will foster closure or if it will just make fansfeel worse about his passing?

Nothing in the trailer suggests that Michael was 50-years-oldor on the verge of death. I will not be able to get that thought out of myhead.

Thanks to my pals at Yahoo! Movies for also posting my "This Is It" blog on their site.

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