A plot is factorial when it is a part of another plot. Michael jacksons thriller added to national film registry. A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when michael and. A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies only a thriller can save them now. Sound design sting stretched train squeal with creepy delay 2. Resonant hit with wavering trail, anxietytension element. The minute film that resulted changed the music video for ever, becoming less a promo clip than a cultural phenomenon. He improvised with bass and drum patterns until he developed the bassline that runs through the song, then wrote a chord progression that built to. The actress who stars alongside michael jackson in the clip is one ola ray, who is also a former model. Ola ray from the michael jackson thriller film clip speaks.
When michael jackson made the music video for thriller, he was the biggest star in the world. The music video was also the first time fans saw michael in an onscreen. Michael jacksons thriller is the eternal halloween bop and so much. Thriller video version from michael jacksons immortal cirque du soleil. Thriller, known for having what is arguably the most significant music video and dance moves in pop culture, is the seventh and final single from michael jacksons thriller album the. Sound design sting stretched train squeal with creepy delay 1. With michael jackson, john landis, rick baker, kelly kimball. Temperton said he wanted to write something really theatrical to suit jacksons love of film.
The thriller short film has been universally recognized as the most important music video of all time. Thriller is the sixth studio album by american singer michael jackson, released on november 30, 1982 by epic records. That its a thriller, thriller night cause i can thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try girl, this is thriller, thriller night so let me hold you tight and share a. This rather rare technique is by far the majority structure in thriller, almost to delirium. Ola ray is internationally known as michael jacksons girlfriend in the grammy award winning short film video thriller. Girl, this is thriller, thriller night so let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller chiller thriller here tonight. My michael jackson phase ended by 17, although i didnt stop being a fan, admiring and supporting him. Michael jackson s thriller 31st anniversary celebration of short film tribute full duration. Most homes had vcrs in 1983 and sales of videos were big business. They leave, and take a shortcut through the graveyard on the way home. This song is tightly associated with the holiday of halloween and usually reenters the hot 100 chart every year during the holiday season. Michael jackson thriller listen to more michael jackson. How michael jacksons thriller changed music videos for ever.
Michael jackson thriller official video, clip video. Low frequency rumble wide stereo, monstrous, deep, intense. Janet jackson leads with six videos on the list, while michael jackson, britney spears and ayumi hamasaki have five each. Michael jacksons thriller is a 1983 music video for the michael jackson song thriller, directed by john landis and written by landis and jackson. Trolls world tour the pop trolls sneak into volcano rock city film clip director walt dohm dreamworks animation universal pictures producer gina shay, anna kendrick, justin timberlake, rachel bloom, kenan thompson, george clinton, mary j. In 2007, the inmates of cebu provincial detention and rehabilitation center cpdrc, a maximum security prison in cebu, the philippines, imitated the zombie dance featured in the music video of michael jacksons thriller.
The footage, uploaded onto videosharing website youtube. Michael jacksons thriller 31st anniversary celebration of short film tribute full duration. It was the cinematic music clip that ran for 14 minutes changing the world of pop forever from its release date in 1983. Michael jacksons thriller isnt just a music video, its a cinematic experience. The choreography in thriller has become a part of global pop culture, replicated widely from indian films to prisons in the philippines.
John landis was in london in 1983 when michael jackson called to ask if he was interested in making a video for thriller, the title track of the album hed released a little under a year before. Clip from michael jacksons halloween 2017, a onehour animated tv special created by the jackson estate. Michael jacksons thriller added to national film registry iconic clip is the first music video to be inducted into the library of congress. In fact when she was interviewed in that regard in 1980, she named michael jackson as one of her favorite entertainers. It references numerous horror films, and stars jackson performing a dance routine with a horde of the undead. Jacksons thriller, originally conceived as a 14minute short film, is the most. Writing thriller was written by english songwriter rod temperton, who had previously written for jacksons 1979 album off the wall. Songs with lyrics from the worlds best selling album. Thriller remains the greatest of the pop music promos to have a plot, great visuals, and a tiptop song to wrap the film around. Michael jackson was at the top of the tree at this time and not so altered in his plastic surgery regime for it to matter. The 1984 thriller video shows michael jackson transforming first into a werewolf, and then into a zombie, all while terrorizing his girlfriend played by 1980s june playboy bunny, ola ray. Tv john landis was in london in 1983 when michael jackson called to ask if he was interested in making a video for thriller, the title track of the album hed.
Interactive video clip thriller, by michael jackson, original in english, and translations in french and chinese. Michael jackson thriller shortened version youtube. Bleary eyed yet more than a little curious, he listened as jackson purposed his intention to make a film clip for thriller, the seventh single from michaels album of the same name, released a year prior. February 12th, 2008 saw the release of michael jacksons thriller album in a special 25th anniversary edition featuring all classic thriller hits digitally remastered, a bonus dvd with jacksons electrifying appearances and dance moves from the thriller.
It was 2am in london in 1983 when john landis received a call from michael jackson. So, its no surprise that jacksons estate is teaming up with imax to bring a 3d remastered version of. David bowies video for the 1980 single ashes to ashes was the first music video to exceed this sum. A book chronicles the making of the groundbreaking film. The final clip, the ending of the video where michael holding an innocent girl in his arms turns around to look at the camera with evil eyes is a clip used in many other music videos for example. Michael jacksons thriller short film marked an increase in scale for music videos, and has been named the most successful music video ever by the guinness world records.
The telling explains most of the quality of the video thriller this telling uses several types of plot structures see them in storytelling 2 factorial plots. Not before or since has one single piece of film illuminated, exploited or underscored mjs incredible talent or the more otherworldly aspects of his persona. Now, i have finally bought thriller and bad together. Thriller by michael jackson song meanings and facts. Her work in thriller brought her worldwide recognition and made her a household name. Along with the jane fonda workout tapes, you could buy a vhs or beta copy of michael jacksons thriller, which included the full video and also the making of michael jacksons thriller, a behind the scenes documentary. Here is the screen shot of the clip explained in michael jackson thriller. It references numerous horror films, and stars jackson performing a dance.
Zombie uncredited zombie opening the crypt uncredited. While i prefer bads sound personally very 80s, very fun, thriller is an amazing album. From michael jackson we take a look behind the thrills of thriller. Michael jackson s 14minute short film thriller revolutionized the music video genre forever. Michael jacksons 14minute short film thriller revolutionized the music video genre forever. This tape became the best selling music video at the time, and was later certified. Michael jacksons thriller gets imax 3d release in september. In more recent years, hollywood and its bmovie affiliates have given us gems like zombieland, flight of the living dead, and zombie strippers. Michael turns into a werepanthertype creature, and then later a zombie, as he gets down and funky in a tremendous dance scene to the tune of his song thriller.
Behind the scenes of michael jacksons music video thriller, the. This film, michael jacksons journey from motown to off the wall, directed by spike lee, starts with a glimpse into michaels evolution from the early days as a member of the jackson five to the point michael decides it is finally time to release his first solo album featuring his own music and with him having ultimate creative control. Reunited with off the wall producer quincy jones, jackson was inspired to create an album where every song was a killer. It first broadcast on mtv on december 2, 1983the networks first world premiere videoand was soon released on videocassette as part of making michael jacksons thriller, a featurelength documentary that was named the best. Featuring dance moves that have lived on for decades through drunk peoples sloppy attempts to emulate them, michael jacksons thriller film clip is, by every definition, iconic. Sound design sting stretched train squeal with creepy delay 3. The library of congress added the video for thriller to its national film registry in 2009 the first music video there because it was considered the mostfamous music video of all time.136 207 353 14 1136 830 1087 142 1477 67 664 1326 3 1055 1473 1279 752 154 767 346 1523 10 1022 1137 860 1240 1376 1328 562 135 1362 599 1334 847 811 1384 1195 882 226 1097 282 62 833