Elizabeth Taylor Brands “This Is It” “Brilliant”

Michael Jackson’s This Is It opens in theaters Wednesday, and one of the late King of Pop’s dearest friends has already branded the production a masterpiece.


Dame Elizabeth Taylor calls This Is It — a new concert film compiled from the rehearsal footage of what would have been the July 2009 concert series of the same name — “brilliant.” On Monday, the icon spent around 40 minutes posting more than 20 Tweets raving about the film, which she saw last week during a private screening on the Sony lot in Los Angeles.

Here’s what Lady Liz had to say about MJ’s final hour:

“I was honored with the great privilege of seeing ‘This Is It’ last week. I was sworn to secrecy, but now I can let you know about it.”

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

“Kenny Ortega did a masterful job of directing the process that goes into making a complete show before hitting the stage.”

“I truly believe this film should be nominated in every category conceivable.”

“It is the single most brilliant piece of filmmaking I have ever seen. It cements forever Michael’s genius in every aspect of creativity.”

“From ‘Black And White,’ ‘Man In The Mirror.’ The inspiration behind ‘We Are The World.’ We must take his words of responsibility seriously.”

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