'Thriller' Named to Film Registry

The 14-minute video joins 'Dog Day Afternoon' and 'Jezebel' on the preserved film registry...

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The posthumous honors keep rolling in for Michael Joseph Jackson.

Today, it was announced that the 'Thriller' video will be preserved by the Library of Congress. From The Washington Post

"Thriller," a 14-minute video promoting the song of the same name, represented a revolutionary moment in film and popular culture when it was first released Dec. 2, 1983. Directed by the established Hollywood filmmaker John Landis ("The Blues Brothers," "Animal House"), the video merged such formal cinematic elements as a script, elaborate sets and cinematography with the relatively nascent medium of short-form music videos.

The revolutionary video joins 'Dog Day Afternoon' and 'Jezebel' on the preserved films short list for 2009. Do you think the video is deserving of preservation or is this just the Library of Congress riding the Jackson momentum?

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