Michael Jackson's This Is ItLet's be fair: most concert films fall into the same middling range of Adequate to Watchable that show an act going through the motions and simply mimicking their albums wholesale.

Some, however, have elevated the simple genre of concert film into high art. The upcoming release of 'This Is It,' detailing Michael Jackson's rehearsals for the planned tour of the same name, prompted a nostalgic look back at some of the concert films that shattered preconceptions, paved new sonic or technological directions or simply looked revolutionary and mind-bending.
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