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    Default Re: Most visually stunning MJ short film?

    Quote Originally Posted by Electro View Post
    Well, hard to decide for one, but this one always had the most magic for me:

    The Triumph (Can You Feel It)

    Jacksons, but the first video Michael had a say in the production / visuals i think.
    I just love those old school 70s special effects and the excessive use of audio overdubs and overlengthy intro/outro. Great piece of art.
    An often forgotten masterpiece. That's where MJ's great run with spectacular videos really began.

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    Quote Originally Posted by respect77 View Post
    An often forgotten masterpiece. That's where MJ's great run with spectacular videos really began.
    The only thing is that the audio effects are WAY too loud. Love the added guitar for the last refrain though

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    Quote Originally Posted by innuendo141 View Post
    The only thing is that the audio effects are WAY too loud. Love the added guitar for the last refrain though
    Yes! What's that about!!

    And I also thought no of CYFI as the film that started it all off in terms of iconic videos. If it hadn't been for that I think there'd be no Billie Jean, Thriller etc.

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    Ghosts. It is more a short movie than a music video to me. The location, the floor, the special effects, the plot, the mayor disguise. At first, I did not know Michael was the mayor. I was just thinking "I've seen these eyes somewhere".

    Princess talked about visual entertainment. Go watch the part where he possesses the mayor and holds the mirror for him. That angry face is really something. You can hear Michael's frustation thanks to the way he keeps saying the word "freak". That laugh which means "I can hear you think, this is what I go through everyday." is frightening. That scary reflection saying "Who's weird now ?!". Such a great idea. Very poignant.
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    Smooth Criminal!

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    Default Re: Most visually stunning MJ short film?

    Quote Originally Posted by innuendo141 View Post
    The only thing is that the audio effects are WAY too loud.
    Haha, no, that's the great thing about it.
    It's like in a movie where the music is secondary.
    The Liberian Girl video had a similar concept. That's real video art with balls!
    Last edited by Electro; 22-03-2017 at 01:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Word Smith Sr View Post
    Ghosts. It is more a short movie than a music video to me. The location, the floor, the special effects, the plot, the mayor disguise. At first, I did not know Michael was the mayor. I was just thinking "I've seen these eyes somewhere".

    Princess talked about visual entertainment. Go watch the part where he possesses the mayor and holds the mirror for him. That angry face is really something. You can hear Michael's frustation thanks to the way he keeps saying the word "freak". That laugh which means "I can hear you think, this is what I go through everyday." is frightening. That scary reflection saying "Who's weird now ?!". Such a great idea. Very poignant.
    That is my first choice too! Just all the 'special effects' make it visually stunning like a roller coaster.
    You first have the mayor which I didn't like and didn't recognize till I saw the 'credits' rolling by and went and then of course the 2nd viewing, I did recognize those 'dark eyes' lol
    Second you have those 'ghouls' dancing on the ceiling that is WOW really! Then you have the skeleton which is my favorite
    The part where Michael 'smashes' itself into the ground is the most 'creepy' part and where his face is as huge as the door is the 'funny' part with the mayor 'jumping' through the window. Also the part where the mayor is 'possessed' by Michael that is 'stunning' too.

    "Smooth criminal" would be a close second to 'visual stunning' with the lean and how he fires that gun without anyone getting hurt lol. I also love how that coin travels through space and just 'starts' the whole Magic of "Smooth Criminal". One of my fave parts is how that black cat walks over the piano and how the 'tension' is build to the point where Michael yells 'Annie are you okay! " Very artistic!


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    Default Re: Most visually stunning MJ short film?

    The entire Ghosts movie is mindblowing...

    As a musicvideo - Smooth Criminal
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    I think Ghosts should stand on its own b/c it's more like a full movie than a short film. So I chose Remember the Time because I like the cultural background and the hints to a powerful black past. After reading Susan Fast's book I watch it with different eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maja View Post
    I think Ghosts should stand on its own b/c it's more like a full movie than a short film. So I chose Remember the Time because I like the cultural background and the hints to a powerful black past. After reading Susan Fast's book I watch it with different eyes.
    What did she wrote? Sounds interesting. Would like to hear more - especially if there is something about MJ's thought and ideas with the concept.
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    Default Re: Most visually stunning MJ short film?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    Would like to hear more - especially if there is something about MJ's thought and ideas with the concept.
    The concept of the ‘Remember The Time’ music clip is based on a cultural/racial background as well.

    According to several theories, MJ intentionally creates a contrast in order to emphasize his racial identity (black African roots) to all of us.

    MJ is depicted wearing that gold outfit (full of regal accessories), when, at the same time, his black class in the video wears these poor clothes. That apparent contrast illustrates how people tend to separate him from his black origins.

    But, in the end, MJ reminds to all of us that he is still one of them because they share strong black, African roots. For example, take a look at the hip-hop dance breakdown part (where they all together dance in harmony) which is a proof of their common dance routines, emanating, of course, from a common African heritage.

    MJ was always proud of his black origins, & the fact that his African trip took place right after completing that video gives, in my opinion, even more credence to these theories.

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    Leave Me Alone easily.
    Has always influenced as an artist and Is a big reason why I became a graphic designer. The collage, scrapbook style visuals are always in the back my mind when ever I create anything. It's been emblazoned in my brain ever since I was a kid. To me it's the best video he ever did.

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    Bit of a toss up but I went with Ghosts. The visuals are stunning and his performance gets me every time.
    “In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”
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    Default Re: Most visually stunning MJ short film?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scream View Post
    Leave Me Alone easily.
    Has always influenced as an artist and Is a big reason why I became a graphic designer. The collage, scrapbook style visuals are always in the back my mind when ever I create anything. It's been emblazoned in my brain ever since I was a kid. To me it's the best video he ever did.
    Love this answer

    LMA isn't one that immediately springs to mind as one of my favourites. But I love your reasoning and passion for it. Plus the fact that it influenced your career choices.

    Heart-warming.

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    Default Re: Most visually stunning MJ short film?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainEoLove85 View Post
    I would go with Remember The Time. I mean when you look at this...



    Amazing.
    I agree with you. It was my first choice.



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