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3D Movie Guide

Which Musical Artist Should Follow Katy Perry and Release a 3D Concert Film?

By: Sean OConnell on July 6, 2012 at 12:00PM Comments (27)
 
The concert documentary is nothing new. 
 
Massive acts like The Rolling Stones (1970’s Gimmie Shelter) and Led Zeppelin (1976’s The Song Remains the Same) offered fans a rare peek behind the touring curtain while also providing live versions of hit songs. The process has been fine-tuned over the years by bands like U2 (Rattle and Hum), Talking Heads (Stop Making Sense) and Pearl Jam (Pearl Jam Twenty), to name just a few.
 
This weekend, Katy Perry joins the list of pop artists who have brought their live act to movie theaters for an immersive 3D experience. Perry’s Part of Me 3D features the California Girl performing most of her chart-topping hits as part of her recent global tour. Fans wearing special Katy Perry 3D glasses will be treated to buoyant performances of E.T., The One that Got Away, Peacock, Hot N Cold, Last Friday Night and, of course, Firework
 
But it’s the moments off the stage that resonated with me during a screening of Part of Me. Co-directors Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz don’t hesitate to show the hardships Perry faced trying to make her marriage with comedian Russell Brand work. (One scene, of a visibly shaken Perry swallowing tears so she could take the stage in South America, will move most audience members.) They also show how tireless Perry can be in-between gigs, going above and beyond to reach out to her fans in meet-and-greet sessions or publicity outings. 
 
The movie showed me another side of Katy Perry, one I was thankful to see. 
 
Which got me thinking: Who else would you like to see profiled in one of these part-concert, part-confessional 3D big screen experience? Justin Bieber, the Jonas Brothers and U2 recently opened up for behind-the-scenes concert movies. Madonna infamously bared all in Truth or Dare, but that was years ago. Boy band One Direction will be featured in a concert movie next year.
 
Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and possibly Chris Brown strike me as pop artists who could benefit from a backstage expose. Classic rockers like Aerosmith or the reunited Van Halen could make for extremely interesting case matters. 
 
So tell us, if you could program an artist who’d participate in a 3D concert experience, who would you choose, and why?
 

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  • Jul 10th 2012 9:34AM

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    Lady Gaga already did a "backstage expose" for HBO. Watch it, it's better than anything Katy Perry could ever do.

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  • Jul 9th 2012 8:32AM

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    BEYONCE FOR SURE! HER CONCERTS ARE ALWAYS AMAZING!

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  • Nov 23rd 2012 3:02PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I agree her Beyonce experience concert DVD was spectacular

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  • Jul 9th 2012 8:31AM

    yvonne_baseball2  said...

    LMFAO!!!!

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  • Jul 9th 2012 5:34AM

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    Lots of Taylor Swift love. I have to agree. Her concert sequences would be high-energy, and she has enough off-stage relationship drama to keep that side of the movie entertaining. Great choices, all!

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  • Jul 24th 2012 10:13PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Agree completely after how good the Lorax was in 3D almost 5 months ago with Swift as Audrey

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  • Jul 8th 2012 3:10PM

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    ONE DIRECTION! ONE DIRECTION! ONE DIRECTION!! Seriously. ;)

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  • Jul 8th 2012 2:12PM

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    I'm thinking Taylor Swift.... I would say Lady Gaga but I feel like that's a little risky. Taylor Swift's concert was amazing I would love to see it on the big screen. With background stuff with it, I honestly believe it would be a hit!

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  • Jul 8th 2012 10:09AM

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    drake or kesha would be cool

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  • Jul 7th 2012 8:12PM

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    Nobody. Katy Perry shouldn't even have done it.

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  • Jul 7th 2012 5:35PM

    daranynou  said...

    Chris Brown . I don't know why he hasn't done it yet .

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  • Jul 7th 2012 1:26PM

    ksweet777  said...

    I think these artists would have many people lined up to see their 3-D movie; Usher, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters and Kanye West. You guys agree or disagree? Comments Please

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  • Jul 8th 2012 2:17PM

    nvn_it'sunwritten  said...

    I think that Taylor, Lady Gaga and Rihanna's movies would do well if they were to make one. However I highly doubt any of the other ones will do all that well, but this is in my own personal opinion.

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  • Jul 9th 2012 1:10PM

    fandad1960  said...

    I agree with that and hope prices decrease soon

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  • Jul 7th 2012 12:18PM

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    1 direction would be awesome!

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  • Jul 7th 2012 9:00AM

    jimenez454542  said...

    Nicki minaj or Rihanna :D

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  • Jul 7th 2012 1:53AM

    atanski  said...

    Definitly KISS!!!!

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  • Jul 7th 2012 9:00AM

    jimenez454542  said...

    I would watch that period.

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  • Jul 7th 2012 1:13PM

    atanski  said...

    I can picture the scene where Paul Stanley gets on that rope and swings over the audience and towards the camera. What a shot.

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  • Jul 6th 2012 8:45PM

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    LADY GAGA. DO IT. NOW.

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  • Jul 6th 2012 5:18PM

    babadavis1  said...

    "Weird Al" Yankovic. For a funny man, he puts a lot of serious work and effort into making sure his shows are exactly what he wants them to be. The contrast would make for an interesting film.

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  • Jul 6th 2012 5:08PM

    NinjaGrapeTurtle  said...

    Linkin Park!!! And Big Time Rush ^^

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  • Jul 6th 2012 4:46PM

    Otaku  said...

    Taylor Swift! Fans would flock to that.

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  • Jul 6th 2012 5:54PM

    Derrick Deane  said...

    Totally agree with this. A Taylor Swift 3D concert doc would rake in some serious cash.

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  • Jul 6th 2012 10:34PM

    fandad1960  said...

    Taylor Swift already saw her face on a 3D screen in the Jonas Brothers but thanks to the success of the Lorax last March, that would work too besides my Chipmunks idea

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