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Katy Perry: Part of Me
     

Katy Perry: Part of Me

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Director: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Katy Perry

Cast: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Katy Perry

 

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Get to know the woman behind the pop icon as singer Katy Perry brings fans behind the scenes of her California Dreams Tour in this colorful, intimate musical documentary.

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Get to know the woman behind the pop icon as singer Katy Perry brings fans behind the scenes of her California Dreams Tour in this colorful, intimate musical documentary.

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The 3D movie event is still a relatively new phenomenon following an era of music artists who aimed to please their fans with backstage passes and front-row seats. After the success of 2011's Justin Bieber: Never Say Never comes this documentary about the sugary, glossy pop stylings of Katy Perry. More than just a concert film, Katy Perry: Part of Me traces the trajectory of her career from a gospel artist to her present status as a pop singer and global superstar, while revealing the very real ups and downs as she's thrust into the spotlight and must deal with the effect this has on her marriage. The film opens with interviews from teenage fans who listen to her music -- "influential," "comforting," "uplifting," and "fun" are just some of the words used to describe how her music has touched their lives. Next we see Perry embarking on her huge, yearlong California Dreams world tour, as well as her preparing for the opening-night performance. Taking a step back, the film dives in with home videos of a young Perry starting out as a gospel singer growing up in a strict Pentecostal Christian household, and later breaking free as she moves to Los Angeles and tries to break into the music industry. She isn't an overnight success -- she's dropped from a couple of different music labels on the road to making it big -- but through hard work and a little luck, she skyrockets to fame. The film also intercuts interviews from stylists, makeup artists, and set designers with backstage footage and home videos of an 18-year-old Perry who everyone says was meant for stardom. The film is standard fare for the most part, following Perry as she traverses the world from one city of screaming fans to the next, but it's the second half of the movie that turns away from the candy-coated, sparkly world of the tour and faces a much more emotional story -- namely, the dissection of her relationship with British comedian Russell Brand. Their marriage fell apart in the middle of filming, and it's heartbreaking to watch as the cracks and eventual demise of their union come into focus. Directors Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz turn an emotionally charged situation to the pop star's advantage, using Perry's depression over her crumbling relationship as a catalyst to inject heart and honesty into what would have otherwise been a film only promoting the Katy Perry brand. Part of Me is definitely for fans of her music, as it features live performances of "Firework,"" "Hot N Cold,"" "I Kissed a Girl,"" and of course, "Teenage Dream" -- all strategically placed to help tell the story. But, even those who wouldn't consider themselves fans of Katy Perry or pop music in general will fall in love with her infectious optimism and supercool big-sister persona.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2012
UPC:
0097363591146
Original Release:
2012
Rating:
PG
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:33:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Includes Never-Before-Seen Katy Content; "Last Friday Night" Full Concert Performance; BFF

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katy Perry Participant

Technical Credits
Dan Cutforth Director
Jane Lipsitz Director
Thomas Benski Co-producer
Dan Bowen Co-producer
Craig Brewer Executive Producer
Bradford Cobb Producer
Anna Culp Co-producer
Scott Evans Editor
Archie Gips Co-producer
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald Songwriter,Co-producer
Brian Grazer Producer
James Hall Executive Producer
Erica Huggins Executive Producer
Steven Jensen Producer
Martin Kirkup Producer
Brian Lazarte Editor
Edward Lovelace Executive Producer
Max Martin Songwriter,Co-producer
Katy Perry Songwriter,Producer
Randy Phillips Executive Producer
Scott Richter Editor
Michael Rosenberg Executive Producer
Johnny Wujek Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Katy Perry: Part of Me
1. Part Of Me [5:36]
2. Teenage Dream [4:40]
3. Hot n Cold [3:00]
4. Growing Up [3:27]
5. Hummingbird Heartbeat [1:55]
6. Who Am I Living For? [5:41]
7. I Kissed A Girl [1:46]
8. E.T. [8:02]
9. I Wanna Dance With Somebody [5:59]
10. Lady Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) [:57]
11. Peacock [:31]
12. Running Ragged [6:05]
13. Not Like The Movies [3:04]
14. The One That Got Away [4:16]
15. Hey Jude [2:26]
16. Firework [3:50]
17. California Gurls [1:12]
18. End Credits [1:58]

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Katy Perry: Part of Me 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
julian2115 More than 1 year ago
Every generation has a voice, whether it be Dylan in the sixties, or Cobain in the nineties. The new millennium introduced the current generation to a voice just as articulate, observant and profound: Katy Perry. Miss Perry finally gets her due, with a feature length documentary, that celebrates her life, her art and even her heartbreak. From her meager beginnings as a would be christian pop strummer, to the sexy, sassy mega star, we know today, "Part of me" covers all the bases and more. There's even a peak into the disintegration of her marriage to that unfunny, British comedian. All is revealed in vivid, colorful detail. As one of the most important artists of the last few years, Perry's talent is sure to eclipse the legends of yesterday, bringing pop music into the very bright future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago