When I were little, one of the things that gave me nightmares was watching Michael Jacksons ‘Thriller’ in my View-Master.
Most of the images weren’t too scary for Mitton, but there was one that I always tried to skip by pressing down twice !
John Landis directed the music video for Thriller, which still stands today amongst the best of all time. Even though I still can’t watch it without being very frightened, I acknowledge its genius. It was a triumph for music videos and a triumph for Michael Jackson. To make a music video like Thriller nowadays would just not happen ! Everybody is too lazy and unwilling to take the risks that Michael Jackson and the financial backers took. I think it pays to remember the times Michael Jackson was a phenomenon. He was incredible ! What happen ?
John Landis talks about the making of Thriller here.
I hope I can sleep soundly tonight,