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Michael Jackson's concert documentary, This Is It, has been warmly received by the late singer's fans after its worldwide premiere.

Michael Jackson的音乐会纪录片《This Is It》全球同步公映之后收到粉丝的一致好评。

The movie was pieced together from 100 hours of footage shot at rehearsals1(彩排,排练) for the star's ill-fated(苦命的,不幸的) comeback shows.

Fan Darryn Wade2, in Los Angeles, said: "Judging by that film, it would have been the best show of all time."

But Kasian Daley, 17, at the London premiere, said: "It's an easy way for them to make money off his name."

And Mustapha Duggash, 18, from Nigeria, also at the London screening, said: "I believe it's a nice tribute but the main motivation is the money."

Jackson's brothers attended the screening in Los Angeles and simultaneous(同时发生的) premieres were held in 18 other cities.

At that premiere, fan Ed Rahmen said the movie proved the concerts at London's O2 Arena3(竞技场,舞台) would have been "the best thing he had ever done".

"It was like a film on stage. It was better than any of his early stuff. It was Jackson brought to this time and age."

Neda Allin added: "You can see he was a bit ill, or he didn't look right, but the movie was brilliant."

David Montalvo, who saw the film in New York, said: "I loved seeing him in action again. It's like you were able to see Michael again for the last time, so it was a good chance to say goodbye to him."

Marilyn Morrison, also in New York, said the footage was "excellent".

She added: "Just seeing all the moves, his original moves, just seeing him doing them again. Just wonderful."

'Very positive'

The Los Angeles premiere(初次公演) took place across the road from the Staples4 Center, the site of Jackson's rehearsals and, later, his public memorial service.

The Jackson brothers were joined at the screening by stars including Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Paris Hilton, Katy Perry, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Motown Records founder5 Berry Gordy Jr.

Jermaine Jackson said he thought the film was "very positive, very entertaining" and it had made him feel "really, really proud".

Jackie Jackson, meanwhile, said: "It's amazing to see him up there doing his thing.

"To see him up there doing his performance like that has brought a lot of tears to my eyes, sitting there watching him. Because I love him so much."

And Marlon Jackson said seeing the film had given him "closure".

He added: "It was a moment where I just felt his spirit inside of me. And that made me feel good."

Speaking on website Twitter, Jackson's close friend Elizabeth Taylor called it "the single most brilliant piece of filmmaking I have ever seen".

"I wept from pure joy at his God-given gift. There will never, ever be the likes of him again.

"We have this piece of film to remind us forever and ever that once there was such a man. God kissed him."

Fan protests

In London, stars including Peter Andre, Spice Girl Mel B and boy band JLS attended the screening at Leicester Square.

Rapper Chipmunk6 said the film was "absolutely amazing".

He added: "It's given me the package of what his tour could have been if he was still alive."

Some fans protested outside the screenings, saying the film covers up Jackson's declining health.

The dedicated7 fans, who have set up a campaign called This Is Not It, are accusing concert promoter AEG Live of putting too much pressure on the star during the build up to his 50-date run at London's O2 Arena.

A spokesman for AEG declined to comment.

Jackson, who died on June 25 aged8 50, had spent the previous four months rehearsing in Los Angeles.

More than 800,000 tickets had been sold for the concerts, with organisers promising9 one of the "most expensive and technically10 advanced" live shows ever.

He was just two weeks away from the opening night at the time of his death, which authorities in Los Angeles ruled a homicide.

This Is It has now been released to cinemas for a limited two-week run. The first public screening in London began at 0400GMT, with fans queuing through the night to see it.

By the weekend, it will be shown in 110 countries, with distributor Sony putting 15,000 prints into circulation.


1 rehearsals 58abf70ed0ce2d3ac723eb2d13c1c6b5     
n.练习( rehearsal的名词复数 );排练;复述;重复
  • The earlier protests had just been dress rehearsals for full-scale revolution. 早期的抗议仅仅是大革命开始前的预演。
  • She worked like a demon all through rehearsals. 她每次排演时始终精力过人。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 wade nMgzu     
  • We had to wade through the river to the opposite bank.我们只好涉水过河到对岸。
  • We cannot but wade across the river.我们只好趟水过去。
3 arena Yv4zd     
  • She entered the political arena at the age of 25. 她25岁进入政界。
  • He had not an adequate arena for the exercise of his talents.他没有充分发挥其才能的场所。
4 staples a4d18fc84a927940d1294e253001ce3d     
n.(某国的)主要产品( staple的名词复数 );钉书钉;U 形钉;主要部份v.用钉书钉钉住( staple的第三人称单数 )
  • The anvil onto which the staples are pressed was not assemble correctly. 订书机上的铁砧安装错位。 来自辞典例句
  • I'm trying to make an analysis of the staples of his talk. 我在试行分析他的谈话的要旨。 来自辞典例句
5 Founder wigxF     
  • He was extolled as the founder of their Florentine school.他被称颂为佛罗伦萨画派的鼻祖。
  • According to the old tradition,Romulus was the founder of Rome.按照古老的传说,罗穆卢斯是古罗马的建国者。
6 chipmunk lr4zT     
  • This little chipmunk is hungry.这只小花栗鼠肚子饿了。
  • Once I brought her a chipmunk with a wound on its stomach.一次,我带了只腹部受伤的花栗鼠去找她。
7 dedicated duHzy2     
  • He dedicated his life to the cause of education.他献身于教育事业。
  • His whole energies are dedicated to improve the design.他的全部精力都放在改进这项设计上了。
8 aged 6zWzdI     
  • He had put on weight and aged a little.他胖了,也老点了。
  • He is aged,but his memory is still good.他已年老,然而记忆力还好。
9 promising BkQzsk     
  • The results of the experiments are very promising.实验的结果充满了希望。
  • We're trying to bring along one or two promising young swimmers.我们正设法培养出一两名有前途的年轻游泳选手。
10 technically wqYwV     
  • Technically it is the most advanced equipment ever.从技术上说,这是最先进的设备。
  • The tomato is technically a fruit,although it is eaten as a vegetable.严格地说,西红柿是一种水果,尽管它是当作蔬菜吃的。