Spike Lee on making Michael Jackson documentary

While working on an upcoming documentary about Michael Jackson, director Spike Lee revealed that the project will feature never-before-seen footage and will not only be aimed at MJ fans, but for everyone to enjoy. The film will be coming out later this year as part of the material being released in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Jackson’s album “Bad.” In an interview with the Associated Press on Monday, the Malcolm X director said, “We have footage in this documentary that no one’s ever seen, stuff that Michael shot himself, behind-the-scenes stuff, we had complete access to the vaults of Michael Jackson. He wrote 60 demos for the ‘Bad’ record. Only 11 made it.” The documentary will not only feature footage of Jackson but also interviews with a variety of people. As Lee puts it, “We really divided it into two things: Artists today who were influenced by Michael, and then people who worked side by side – musicians, songwriters, technicians, engineers, people at the label, who were all committed to Michael, to the follow-up to the biggest record of all time, which still is ‘Thriller’.” ~Stacy Raivich

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  1. Snepts • July 10, 2012 @ 3:27 PM

    Will it also go behind-the-scenes of the pedophile years?

  2. Snepts • July 10, 2012 @ 4:07 PM

    To be the definitive film portrait, Lee needs to acknowledge and perhaps even attempt to explain Jackson’s compulsion to molest children.

  3. Trevor • July 11, 2012 @ 1:17 AM

    I hope they film the Pepsi hair on fire commercial. That was funny stuff.

  4. Amanda • July 11, 2012 @ 10:29 AM

    He was found innocent, that’s because he was innocent, but ignorant people like you, Snepts, just ignore the facts. He was a person who never fully grew up. He didn’t get sleepovers when he was a kid. As an adult, he had innocent sleepovers with lots of kids at once, including girls. Never just one kid. Learn all the facts and have an open mind.

  5. Snepts • July 11, 2012 @ 11:43 PM

    Amanda,

    To be the definitive film portrait, Lee needs to acknowledge and perhaps even attempt to explain Jackson’s compulsion to molest children.

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