2/25 Kennedy Christmas : 1962, JFK fixes the Christmas stockings
December 2, 1983.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller is an American 13-minute music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983. It was directed by John Landis, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Jackson.
”Thriller” was MTV’s first world premiere video. Voted as the most influential pop music video of all time, Thriller proved to have a profound effect on popular culture, and was named “a watershed moment for the [music] industry” for its unprecedented merging of filmmaking and music. Guinness World Records listed it in 2006 as the “most successful music video”, selling over nine million copies. In 2009, the video was inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, the first music video to ever receive this honor, for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.
Costarring with Jackson was former Playboy centerfold Ola Ray. The video was choreographed by Michael Peters (who had worked with the singer on his prior hit “Beat It”), and Michael Jackson. The video also contains incidental music by film music composer Elmer Bernstein, who had previously worked with Landis on An American Werewolf in London. The video (like the song) contains a spoken word performance by horror film veteran Vincent Price. Rick Baker assisted in prosthetics and makeup for the production. “Thriller” was the third and final video for the Thriller album. The red jacket that Jackson wore was designed by John Landis’ wife Deborah Landis to make him appear more “virile”.
To qualify for an Academy Award as a short subject, the film was shown in a theatrical screening along with the 1940 Disney animated feature Fantasia, in December 1983. [x]
“Lord, have mercy. Women better hold onto their husbands tonight.”
Celia’s Red Dress, The Help
Caroline Kennedy & JFK Jr. pose with Michael Jackson
Thanks ^^ I don’t even know ! I’m trying to find out LOL I’d say it’s either a pic from the Grease set (95,000 likes and reblogs) or a pic of young Britney & Justin with a Mouseketeer co-star (everyone thinks it’s Ryan Gosling but it’s not him haha), which is now at 180,000 likes/reblogs
You know what ? Sometimes I get so fed up with not belonging. I do have lots of friends yet I don’t feel like they really understand me. I feel like a puppet, stuck in the role of being the funny, witty one. If you’re not feeling good, then you should keep your mouth shut cause it would be too awkward if you talked about it, wouldn’t it ? Is it normal that having a boyfriend is not my main goal in life ? Even if I’m 23 ? And that I’d rather deal with some major insecurities that I have before getting involved with someone instead of just shoving them in the person’s face all the time ? Is it normal that I’m not boy crazy and that I’m not on a mission to get a guy ? That I don’t want to get so drunk in a club every damn weekend and that I’d rather face my problems ? Is it normal that I feel like people are so fucking normal because they have not gone through shit ? And so they think that someone who’s being a pain is so “bipolar” and that a psychologist is someone who wants to control your thoughts ? And that if you ever told them that you have bipolar II, they’d label you as a crazy person, even though the disorder is, fortunately, not even part of your daily life now ?
I end up comparing myself to lousy “normal” people and asking myself, over and over again : Wow, am I normal ?