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November 05, 2009

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it's a great movie, i loved it. michael was an amazing artist, i really respect his work.

Brian,

I read your post a few weeks back, and at your recommendation read Eberts. Both made me even more excited to see This is it. I am a Jackson fan, so my fear was being underwhelmed. Faced with a movie more about getting the investors lost concert money out of the guy. But you were right. What a view into who he really was. Even my dad, no fan of MJ, noted how different this was than all previous portrayals. I would almost say that in some ways, a movie like this may not have been possible had he had a hand in it. He was more into the complete story telling production, like some of the segments of the concert showed. It was all about the show, not the behind the scenes.

It is ironic, because you observe very well: "Histories 'R Us to a large extent. We're creatures of our past." MJ recognized this mid-career and released History [History with His in italics], with one disc of greatest hits and a second disc that was a new album that hit at his critics and tried to define his own story. A kind of attempt to frame the past and seize the now. Anyway, this has run on, but thanks for the great recommendation.

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