Michael Jackson’s Thriller honored

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson‘s 1983 Thriller video has become the first music video to be officially inducted for preservation in the 2009 National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Coordinator Steve Leggett explains the National Film Preservation Board’s choice: “Because of the way the recording industry is evolving and changing, we thought it would be good to go back to the development of an earlier seismic shift, which was the development of the music video.” Other inductees this year include The Muppet Movie, a 1995 Canadian short film called Scratch and Crow by Helen Hill, Once Upon a Time in the West starring Clint Eastwood and Dog Day Afternoon starring Al Pacino.

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  1. Jo-Anne • January 1, 2010 @ 3:35 PM

    good choice Thriller, also Dog Day Afternoon and The Muppets!

  2. tributegirl • January 1, 2010 @ 8:48 PM

    Awesome, this was the most amazing video of that era, hands down.

  3. demigod • January 2, 2010 @ 8:40 AM

    MJ came along at the right time – the exploding MTV generation.. producing that lengthy vid that could be classified as a short film.

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