Landis's wife , who had designed costumes for films including 1981 , designed the costumes, including. The remastered 3D version first premiered at the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 4th, 2017 alongside the 'Making Of' documentary. The song is unique for its sound effects such as thunder, feet walking on wooden planks, a creaking door, winds and howling dogs; with lyrics that contain frightening themes and elements. Entertainment figures including , , and visited the set. Dendle wrote that the video captures the feelings of and helplessness essential to zombie films. Then to the pulsing rhythms of the opening line 'It's close to midnight', he stomps around the graveyard with the other zombies and creatures of the night. Thriller Michael Jackson Mp3: This will be brief, because to really do justice to this song, an epistle would be required.
At the time, commercial directors did not direct music videos, but Landis was intrigued. The audio was also updated to 5. Michael and the zombies chase his girlfriend into an abandoned house. Jackson's record company, , refused to finance it, believing Thriller had peaked, so a making-of documentary, Making Michael Jackson's Thriller, was produced to receive financing from television networks. In the present, Michael and his girlfriend are watching the werewolf film in a movie theater.
According to Landis, Joseph refused to leave when Michael asked him to have him removed, and had to be escorted off the set by police, which Jackson denies. He suggested that Jackson should become a , inspired by the 1957 film. In the video, which references numerous , Jackson performs a dance routine with a horde of the. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. It doubled the sales of Thriller, helping it become the , and sold over a million copies on , becoming the bestselling videotape at the time. The couple are surrounded and Michael becomes a.
Eventually the Jackson Family Trust settled. This inspired the 1950s setting that begins the video. » 'Thriller' remains the greatest of the pop music promos to have a plot, great visuals, and a tip-top song to wrap the film around. Jackson's transformation makeup was designed by artist , who had worked on American Werewolf. In 2002 , became the first city to launch a Thriller reenactment as a Halloween festivity.
Archived from on July 6, 2009. It doubled album sales, helping make Thriller the bestselling album of all time. The song was composed by Rod Temperton and produced by Quincy Jones. The dance is performed in major cities around the world; the largest zombie dance included 12,937 dancers, in Mexico City. This idea was replaced with a two-legged monster, as this made it easier for him to dance. Jackson's parents and also visited.
The opening scene parodies 1950s films, with Jackson and Ray dressed as. She was wearing absolutely nothing underneath. Thriller was filmed at the in , the zombie dance sequence at the junction of Union Pacific Avenue and South Calzona Street in , and the final house scene in the neighborhood at 1345. Within months, the cassette tape sold a million copies, making it the bestselling video release at that point. Ola Ray plays the girl who watches with incredulity as her sweet boyfriend Jackson, natch turns into a werewolf! They walk into the forest and Michael asks her to be his girlfriend.
It is credited for transforming music videos into a serious art form, breaking down racial barriers in popular entertainment, and popularizing the making-of documentary format. The restoration process from the original negatives was overseen by John Landis. The pair conceived a short film with a budget much larger than previous music videos. In 2017, the music video made its world debut in a newly-restored 3D version at the 74th annual , accompanied by the Making of Michael Jackson's Thriller documentary, also newly remastered. Alternate Versions In 2017, it was remastered from the original 35mm negative and converted into 3D under John Landis' supervision. Director John Landis The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London extended the track — the seventh and final single released from the Thriller album — into a nearly 14-minute-long musical horror film, letting Michael indulge his monster-movie fantasies.
At the , Thriller won the awards for , and , and was nominated for , and. The video dramatically boosted sales of the Thriller album, which sold a million copies a week following its debut. To make the film eligible for an , which required theatrical screenings, Landis arranged for the film to play before screenings of 1940 at a Los Angeles cinema, though it was not nominated. Many elements have had a lasting impact on popular culture, such as the zombie dance and , designed by Landis's wife. 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 new version also includes newly-remixed audio as well as a ending. Fans worldwide re-enact its zombie dance and it remains popular on.
In a graveyard, rise from their graves. Participants of the 2008 event in. The second metamorphosis has Michael becoming a zombie, introducing a dance sequence of dancing zombies, corresponding to a song lyric mentioning a of the dead. She leaves, disturbed by the violence. The Palace Theatre is featured in the music video.