How was Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” remastered for 3D?

After watching An American Werewolf In London, Michael Jackson contacted John Landis to direct the music video for “Thriller.” The resulting video was iconic—it changed the media landscape, breaking down MTV’s color barrier and reinvigorating the home video market. John Landis debuted a remastered and 3D converted…

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John Landis on how Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” changed the media landscape

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video was inspired by John Landis’ movie An American Werewolf In London. Jackson, according to Landis, loved the visual effects from the film and wanted to turn into a monster onscreen. The resulting video ended up sparking change across the media landscape, breaking down MTV’s color…

John Landis reflects on the creation of “Thriller” and working with Michael Jackson

It’s fairly common knowledge that Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video was inspired by John Landis’ movie An American Werewolf In London. After watching the film, Jackson contacted Landis, who agreed to direct the video. In the video above, Landis talks about the conceptualization of “Thriller,” his experience…

Thriller becomes America’s first-ever trigintuple platinum album

In a shared lesson in both vocabulary, and the staying power of danceable, werewolf-themed grooves, Variety is reporting that Michael Jackson’s Thriller has become America’s first trigintuple—that is, 30 times—platinum-selling album. (That’s 30 million copies sold, for those of you that don’t grok record label metal…

Obama sings “Thriller,” just because

President Obama has always been prone to musical interludes, whether it’s crooning the opening bars of “At Last” or singing a few lines of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” But some of the best musical performances in his presidential terms have come from YouTube user Baracksdubs, who previously had the commander in…

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