Thriller was made because Michael Jackson wanted to be a monster video BY SAEED NASIR

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Music video recording Thriller had not been the product of an excellent idea but was made because pop star Michael Jackson wanted to be considered a monster, director John Landis said at the Venice film festival this week.

Landis was at Venice to provide the 3D version of the training video, that was made 35 years after the original.

It had been screened as a particular event in the out-of-competition section.

“It was a vanity training video because Michael wished to be considered a monster. And exactly what came, progressed from that, was spectacularly successful and I was totally amazed.”

Director John Landis, who directed Michael Jackson's Thriller music video, said Jackson had a spectacular work ethic.

Director John Landis, who aimed Michael Jackson’s Thriller music training video, said Jackson experienced a spectacular work ethic.

Director John Landis, who aimed Michael Jackson’s Thriller music video recording, said Jackson experienced a spectacular work ethic.

Landis said Jackson first approached him about making the training video because he liked his focus on An American Werewolf in London and both, along with make-up designer Rick Baker, satisfied to check out photographs from old monster movies.

“Turns out he hasn’t seen many horror motion pictures, they were too scary. I came across him great,” Landis said, laughing.

“He needed zombies, however the big thing for Mike was turning out to be a monster.”

Asked about his first meeting with Jackson, the child star turned Ruler of Pop who established the world dancing but died in 2009 2009 at age 50, Landis said he was “joyful” and “childlike” and quickly became a detailed family friend.

“Michael was very decided that everything needed to be the best, the best,” he said. “He previously a spectacular work ethic, but he was an old pro, the man has been accomplishing since he was 8-years-old.”

While making Thriller Jackson was pleased to “show up and do whatever I needed,” Landis said.

It was different when they attained again to create Dark or White in 1991.

“On Black or White I was doing work for Michael. It was different. We were still fine, but … he was much more guarded,” Landis said.

“I know it’s not easy being truly a celeb, but to be the most famous person on earth, to obtain that kind of celebrity is bizarre.”

“And here’s someone who was already working from a age … he never really had a youth. That’s one of the reason why he was so enthusiastic about pursuing one as a grown up.”

Landis, an American film director, screenwriter, professional and designer, jumped at the idea of switching Thriller into 3D, because “I must say i wanted you to experience it the way Michael sought you to experience it”.

“We went through the complete movie structure by frame, and it had not been intended to maintain 3D, so we aren’t throwing anything at you or anything like that, but it does enhance certain parts of it greatly … the dance is much improved upon,” he said.

“My only disappointment is that Michael is not here to see it and hear it because I think he would love that,” he said.

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