Darkness falls across the land, The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day is close at hand!
Published at: Oct. 2, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic!
When I was a kid you weren’t cool if you didn’t have the Thriller album. It’s funny today because the cover is as about manly and cool as a daisy, but it was a status symbol at the time.
Michael Jackson’s album is fantastic, but what really pushed it over for me personally was the great long, long video supporting the title song Thriller, itself a mini-horror movie starring Michael Jackson sporting the brilliant Rick Baker’s make-up.
John Landis directed the video at the height of his power, post American Werewolf and Blues Brothers and it has become iconic. There’s the playful tone, the iconic dance choreography, the instantly recognizable make-up and, of course, the great Vincent Price’s narration.
I wish more Halloween themed songs would be recorded. I love having something like Thriller that instantly puts me in the spooktacular spirit. That’s not a trend I see kept up much anymore. Time to bring it back!
I’m not exactly sure where this picture originates. There’s obviously a slight watermark on it, but I can’t make it out. If anybody knows, let me know and I’ll throw a link back to the original.
But here’s MJ, with the great contacts in, having a quiet moment with John Landis. I can almost hear Vincent Price’s maniacal laughter when I look at this image.
Enjoy and click for the slightly bigger version!
If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here.
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic will be a series of imagines from one of my favorite movie make-ups. Don’t call him meatloaf, though. He hates that.
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