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(Video) 5 Secrets Behind Michael Jackson’s Popular Music Video ‘Thriller’

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In 1983, the world of music was revolutionized by legendary pop singer Michael Jackson with his music video Thriller. The success of the music video managed to surprise many when it was released.

However, surely many do not know that this music video has its secret and can be called one of the legendary music videos nowadays.

Recently, Vogue has listed five secrets behind the music video Thriller that many may not know. Here are the secrets behind it that Vogue has listed:

A Costly Production

Michael Jackson contacted director John Landis about the project for Thriller‘s music video after watching Landis film that is An American Werewolf in 1981.

To afford the huge cost, they sold a making-of show to a television channel. At that time, Michael Jackson is on number 1 in sales thanks to his previous album Off The Wall and the already mounting success of Thriller. He then obtained the necessary funds to finance the short film, which he co-wrote with John Landis. As a result, Thriller is seen by many as the most iconic music video in history.

Filming Locations

As said by Vogue, the video is divided into two parts: one scene parodying romance films from the 1950s with a young couple at the cinema; then, Michael Jackson and his girlfriend, played by Ola Ray, facing the zombies invading the city.

For the cinematic sequence inspired by the 1957 movie I Was a Teenage Werewolf, the production team headed to Palace Theater in the center of Los Angeles. The zombie dance sequence was done at the junction on Union Pacific Avenue and Thriller House on Caroll Avenue for the final scene.

An Iconic Costume

Deborah Nadoolman was responsible for the costumes in the video, and most importantly those of Michael Jackson. Two years before Thriller, she designed the outfits for Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark.

It can be seen that the singer’s outfit, composed of a leather jacket with shoulder pads and bright red pants, was chosen to contrast the dark decor and nocturnal sky. The garments were both flashy and casual, to help Michael Jackson to perform his dance moves freely.

Choreography To Wake The Dead

Michael Peters was hired to choreograph the Thriller dance. The zombies’ legendary moves were created collaboratively by the choreographer and singer.

“How can you make zombies and monsters dance without it looking comical? I teamed up with Michael Peters, and we imagined how zombies move around by grimacing in the mirror. I sometimes used to come to rehearsals in monster makeup, and I loved doing that,” said Michael Jackson.

A good collaboration between Michael Jackson, his 18 professional dancers, and 4 pop-lock dancers, Thriller has surprised generations and continues to fascinate fans of modern dance.

His First Female Interaction

The music video was the first time where Michael’s had interacted with a woman in a video. The role of his girlfriend in the video was played by Ola Ray, who would play the ‘frightened girlfriend’ role to perfection.

To satisfy his female audience, Michael Jackson was urged to bring out his sensual side where he improvised provocative dance moves around his on-screen girlfriend.

Source: Michael Jackson, Vogue

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Feeling Doubtful With The Skills You Have, Try These 4 Steps To Help You Master Them

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There are actually so many things to learn and also experience in this whole wide world nowadays, yet most people would rather stick to what they already know and not bother to take a leap or even experience something new in their life. This is because common skills become obsolete and new opportunities are created all the time, especially during this modern world nowadays.

People should not always be afraid to try and learn new things because they would never know that someday these new things could help their life to become a much better life. They just have to be brave and try them. If people are serious about wanting to pick up a new skill and being able to learn it well, try to practice these 4 steps to help anyone to master the desired skills.

1) Immersion

You need to live and also breathe your skill in nearly all your waking hours. When you become so familiar with the skill that you want to learn, you will eventually master it because the skill has practically become one with you.

2) Application

You must do your skill at least 5 days a week. As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect”. Because of that, spend most of your time trying to perfect your craft so that you can master the skill at the end.

3) Mentorship

Having someone tell you when your off-course can be priceless. The best at whatever you want to do, have seen it all. Even better would be to pay your teacher so both of you are held accountable.

4) Time

“Get rich quick” is a scam. So is “Get good quick”. So give yourself the gift of time. Everything that could come out great would definitely take some time. As the saying goes, “Great things come for those who wait”.

Sources: Twitter Craig Clemens.

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Movie Review: Unexpected Plot & Hilarious Segments, ‘The Con-Heartist’ Is Now On Netflix

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If you love Thailand rom-com films, this one is definitely for you! Starred by Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon, the same actress that played Nam, in A Little Thing Called Love, this movie could leave you in tears and die out of laughter.

This romantic comedy film was directed by Mez Tharatorn, the same director of the famous Thailand movie, ‘I Fine..Thank You..Love You’. It was released in 2020 and as of now, it received 7.2/10 ratings on IMDb.

The total runtime of the movie is 120 minutes which is around 2 hours 10 minutes. The movie has a genre as Debt, Con Artist, Unusual Friendship, and Revenge.

What ‘The Con-Heartist’ Is About:

Ina, an innocent girl was ditched by her boyfriend after he scams her and took away her savings. After the unfortunate event, Ina turns completely unstable and broke. She comes across another scammer when she was about to get scam for a second time, in a phone scandal.

Thanks to her previous misfortune, she did not fall for it and even caught the scammer. Instead of handing the scammer guy to the police for further investigation, Ina uses him to take revenge on his ex-lover.

Picture: South China Morning Post

What Can Be Said About ‘The Con-Heartist’:

A light-hearted film with good-looking casts and an unexpected plot, this film can surely be enjoyed by many.

Apart from the funny and suspense scenes, the plot of the movie Con Heartist is surely the best. It is not some cliche movie and the plot is unexpected, leaving you wondering what comes next. Although it is not fulfilled with many romance elements, there is a romance that can be seen at the end of the story.

Overall, this movie is totally recommended. It is filled with fun elements and some cute moments. There is a balance in heart-warming and hilarious segments. The sad scene can be seen when we would feel sorry for the main character, Ina.

Sources: Otaku Kart, IMDb

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(Video) These 3 Out of 4 Buildings of ‘Corus Paradise Resort’ Are Abandoned And Haunted!

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Located at Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson specifically in Negeri Sembilan, the Corus Paradise Resort is considered a haven for those who love a good view of nature. It is actually near the Straits of Malacca. Other than that, it is also of course would be near the sea. In terms of transportation, it is strategically situated near major roads and highways.

From the famous Kuala Lumpur International Airport, it will only take you 35 minutes to get here. It has 200 rooms, and can accommodate up to 300 people for their seminars and events area. This Corus Paradise Resort has received a lot of negative reviews and also comments from many of their visitors.

Corus Paradise Resort may boast 4 buildings, but only one of them is in good condition and ready to accommodate guests. In fact, previous guests have reported that the other 3 buildings look abandoned with paint coming off the walls, no lights available.

Other than that, the lifts used in the buildings also have strange smells that are unbearable for human beings. The abandoned buildings also have unexplainable watermarks on the walls as if the place had experienced terrible flooding in the past.

Sources: YouTube AMR AMRadyo.

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