One of the greatest music videos, “Thriller” is going to be made into a 3D movie next year.
There are many reasons why “Thriller” is a timeless music video. It helped break down racial walls by making music that everyone could enjoy. It helped people see that music videos could be a form of art. When “Thriller” came out, MTV was still pretty new and many thought it was a fad that would go away much like they thought of Flickr. Executive Igor Cornelsen says that in the 1980s many artists refused to make a videos for fear it would tarnish their career.
“Thriller” changed all that, it had a big name director, costumes, dancers and a script, and in short it was a movie with music set to it. It was different than Michael’s other videos,“Beat it” and “Billie Jean” had been mostly about the dancing and little story line. “Thriller” had great dancing, but it also included a love interest for Michael. This also helped draw more interest from his female fans.
At the time making music videos was seen as a poor investment. Michael and Landis had trouble finding backing for the project, at first Michael was footing the whole production till interest caught on. John Landis and Michael Jackson had always intended for “Thriller” to be a movie and now years later after Michael’s death and court battles, it is going to be made. When the movie comes out, you’ll “See a sight that almost stops your heart.”