Shooting a horror movie. As a music video ... (1982)


 
Picture: Shutterstock
 
Written by: 360.org
 

Thursday, 2 November 2017


1982 -

This week in 1982, Michael Jackson finished one of his most iconic projects. The recordings for his near fourteen-minute horror video for his song ‘Thriller’ end after shooting for seven months. The video was eventually released on December 2, 1983.



Horror movie
Jackson already released the song and its album on the 30th November of 1982, but decided a year later to contact Landis for adding a music video to the song. Jackson was so fascinated by the movie ‘An American Werewolf in London’ that he called Landis to create a video clip to his song. They soon came to an agreement to make a short horror movie.

Most successful music video
The video was broadcasted all over the world on MTV, which made Thriller the first video that had its own worldwide launch. The song and the music video made such an impression to the world that the Guinness World Records noted it in 2006 for being the most successful music video of all time.



Trivial fact
Michael Jackson called Landis in the middle of the night to ask him if he wanted to make the Thriller music video. This was because of the time difference between California, where Jackson lived, and London, which was Landis’s home. But even funnier is the part where Landis had never heard of the song Thriller and Jackson for his part had not seen the most famous films of Landis, such as the Blues Brothers.

feedback@360.org





1512

Michelangelo’s masterpiece is exhibited for the first time


Wednesday, 1 November 2017



1632

Today, 485 years ago, Johannes Vermeer was baptized


Tuesday, 31 October 2017



2012

The day Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker became Disney heroes


Monday, 30 October 2017



2012

Today, 5 years ago, Hurricane Sandy hit New York City


Sunday, 29 October 2017



1886

The history of ticker tape parades


Saturday, 28 October 2017



1988 E.T. on home video


1992 A tour through history


2007 The giant multinational airliner


2003 Concorde makes its last commercial flight


2001 Music from your pocket


1906 Highway to success


1980 The media queen


1965 Beatles receive a gold record for ‘Yesterday’


1987 Black Monday; stock markets crash around the world


1968 Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas


1931 Al Capone finally convicted


1923 Hello Mickey!


1987 The Great Storm hits France and England


1940 Happy birthday Sir Cliff!


2010 Mining accident Chile comes to an end


1935 And stars were shimmering. Today was Pavarotti’s birthday.


1986 Why the Reykjavik Summit was a success after all


1963 Life in rosy hues. Today the sparrow died


1940 Tell me it’s not true!


1896 Giant surviving depressions, two World wars and Black Monday: Dow Jones


1919 KLM. The oldest airline in the world


2002 From outcast to popular prince


1962 007’s first movie mission


2006 WikiLeaks launched by Julian Assange


1985 Space Shuttle Atlantis makes her maiden flight


1951 Every little thing he sings is magic. Happy birthday Sting!


1982 Inspirational technology: Epcot opens in Disneyworld Florida


1968 Boeing's 747 is celebrating


1988 The most flamboyant athletic of all time: Flo-Jo


2016 Fighter for peace: Shimon Peres died


1998 A phenomenon is launched: The first of search engine Google


1951 Professor Jongbloed demonstrates artificial heart in Paris


1944 Happy birthday Gordon Gekko!


1952 War between chicken and hamburger


1939 Unconsciously, Freud will always be in our minds


1964 Congratulations Fiddler on the Roof!


1958 The man who saved millions of lives


1934 Buon compleanno Sophia Loren!


1857 Scrunching or folding?


1977 First picture of moon and earth


1787 We the people ...


2008 Once upon a time ... Lehman Brothers


1978 Outside the box


1955 Tutti Frutti, aw Rooty!


2004 And you get a car! And you get a car! And you ...


1953 Jacqueline Bouvier becomes Jackie Kennedy


1923 The international force of justice


1997 Goodbye England's rose


1980 The Gotthard tunnel opens


1882 Thomas Edison: parasite of technology


1965 The man with tiger blood


1952 Left-handed legend


1934 MGM's first animated cartoon


1997 Death of a princess


(C)opyright 360.org