"The show we create here has to have people leaving and not being able to turn it off. They shouldn't be able to go to sleep. They have to see the sun come up and still be talking about it."
--Michael Jackson, as recalled by Kenny Ortega, the director of the "This Is It" concerts. Ortega said that the goal was to produce something unforgettable.
The "This Is It" film is opening on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 for a two-week run. It was drawn and edited from 120 hours of rehearsal footage.
Excerpt from the New York Times, October 22, 2009.