Thursday, December 31, 2009

“Thriller” VIDEO, “The Muppet Movie” Preserved In U.S. Film Registry

Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking music video horror flick has been immortalized among the nation’s treasures in the world’s largest archive of film, TV and sound recordings. Jackson’s 1983 short movie “Thriller,” featuring an unforgettable graveyard dance that helped revolutionize music videos, will live on in the U.S. National Film Registry.

The 14-minute “Thriller” video is among 25 films the Library of Congress added to the registry on Wednesday. It is the first music video included in the 2009 list of cultural treasures that will be preserved for all time.

“Because of the way the recording industry is evolving and changing, we thought it would be good to go back to the developmentof an earlier seismic shift, which was the development of the music video,” says Steve Leggett, coordinator of the National Film Preservation Board.

Joining the King of Pop in the 2009 class are The Muppets, who have earned acclaim for their 1979 film The Muppet Movie — which featured the big screen debut of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

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