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The Making of 'Thriller' (1983)

From Michael Jackson we take a look behind the "Thrills" of Thriller

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Jerry Kramer
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Jackson ... Himself
John Landis ... Himself
Rick Baker ... Himself - Monster Maker
Kelly Kimball Kelly Kimball ... Herself - Co-designer
Michael Peters Michael Peters ... Himself - Choreographer
Ola Ray ... Herself
George Folsey Jr. George Folsey Jr. ... Himself
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From Michael Jackson we take a look behind the "Thrills" of Thriller

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Documentary | Music

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Making Michael Jackson's Thriller See more »

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Production Co:

Optimum Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The UK version of the video is slightly longer. It contains a few additional interviews with fans in the segment "The Fans". See more »

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Referenced in The Making of Nightmare (2018) See more »

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Working Day & Night
Written by Michael Jackson
Epic Records
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An 80's Time Capsule
25 February 2001 | by RebochanSee all my reviews

This documentary actually tells you a lot more than just about the making of an exceptional music video. The video also captures a point in time where the world of music basically revolved around one man-Michael Jackson. One part of the documentary shows a crowd of fans gathered behind a barrier at 3 AM in the morning just to catch a glimpse of Michael Jackson (who eventually waves to them from far away). The amount of effort put into making the music video itself is astounding. This video is an interesting insight into the process of making a music video, an evolving art form when this was made. Certainly, however, if you hate Michael Jackson, you'll definitely get nothing out of this. But if you can at least tolerate him or moderately like his music, you'll appreciate the unique perspective into music that it presents.


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