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'This Is It': New Clip and a Behind-the-Scenes

October 22, 2009 03:56:22 GMT

While the clip highlights on the rehearsal Michael Jackson did with his backup crew, the featurette features details of the movie from director Kenny Ortega and choreographer Travis Payne.


'This Is It': New Clip and a Behind-the-Scenes
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MTV has got a hold on some fresh previews to the highly anticipated Michael Jackson's documentary, "This Is It". One of them is a one-minute long clip, which takes a peek at the rehearsal the late King of Pop did for "Bad" and "They Don't Care About Us" tracks, and shows footage of him as he teaches his backup crew some basic steps.

The other new sneak peek is a featurette. Providing more look into the upcoming feature film, the video is filled with plenty of never-before-seen footage and commentaries from director Kenny Ortega and choreographer Travis Payne. In the opening, Ortega explained the intended blueprint of MJ's O2 show. "So we open the show, as you know, with all the lights down," he said "We're going to create a spectacular opening with pyrotechnics, and we want some sizzles and some cracks and some pops."

He continued on by explaining, "We have our video that is called 'Glimpses and Flashes.' And that's where light man comes out on the gantry, floating above the stage. And he'll be dazzling in video information [and open] piece by piece; MJ is revealed until he jumps out. And on Michael's command, we begin."

In addition to those two new videos, MTV also included an extended version to the previously-released clip. Similarly presenting footage of Michael rehearsing his "Human Nature" number, this longer version gives out shots of his backing musicians as well as shot of him performing in front of a lit stage.

"This Is It" offers a behind-the-scenes footage of Michael preparing for a series of the O2 London shows he was rehearsing before he passed away on June 25. It will compile more than 100 hours of video footage concert promoter AEG Live shot during April, May and June 2009. This movie will be released in theaters across the world for a limited two-week engagement, starting on October 28.

  • Clip "They Don't Care About Us":
  • Behind the Scenes:
  • Extended Clip "Human Nature":


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posted by Nikki on Oct 23, 2009
This looks so good, I am very excited about seeing the movie in its entirety it will be quite the music event! fandango has a great contest going now for tickets purchased for the Halloween night screening, good MJ swag to be won!
posted by mjfanforever on Oct 22, 2009
This is it once again I can't wait I got 3 tickets already it will be great I miss you micheal but all of us fans will carrey your dream and share it forever we will carrey on where you left off rest in peace the king of pop

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