Elizabeth Taylor is one of the more reclusive celebrities today but she didn’t hold back on Monday when giving her thoughts on the upcoming This It It documentary about the last weeks of Michael Jackson’s life.
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Taylor, who screened the film last week but was “sworn to secrecy” until now, was effusive with her praise for both the film and her fallen friend. “It is the single most brilliant piece of filmmaking I have ever seen. It cements forever Michael’s genius in every aspect of creativity,” Taylor wrote on her Twitter page on Monday. “To say the man is a genius is an understatement. He cradles each note, coaxes the music to depths beyond reality.”
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The actress was overcome with emotion from seeing Jackson living out his craft. “I wept from pure joy at his God given gift. There will never, ever be the likes of him again. And we have this piece of film to remind us forever and ever that once there was such a man. God kissed him. To say he was a genius seems so little. I wish my vocabulary encompassed what I feel.”
Taylor implored her readers to rush out and see the film which hits fifteen cities worldwide for a limited two-week run. “You owe it to yourselves and your loved ones to see this again and again,” she said. “Memorize it and say to yourselves, ‘I saw genius in my lifetime.’”