The small moments you love

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I love the moment in the Remember The Time short film, where MJ gets away from the guards and they check in the basket and he's not there, I love MJ's reaction. Mike just brushes himself off and has a little smirk to himself. It's about 4.58 in the full 9 minute video
 

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Not a small moment but an entire (and beyond perfection) performance at 1995 VMA Awards in this 4K version, especially from 6.35.... Can never get enough

 

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I watched This Is It with my girlfriend's nephew yesterday, first time I've not seen that film in years.
I forgot how much I adore the performance of Human Nature, but expecially that very last note at the end (whyy) is absolutely divine. I got goosebumps rewatching it yesterday
 
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Haha ! Is that really his voice ? :)

Pretty sure it's Siedah.

I watched This Is It with my girlfriend's nephew yesterday, first time I've seen that film in years.
I forgot how much I adore the performance of Human Nature, but expecially that very last note at the end (whyy) is absolutely divine. I got goosebumps rewatching it yesterday
That performance was great and indeed, those vocals were fantastic. Reading your post the ad-libs he does at the end of MITM in TII immediately came to mind too. The performance of the song fizzles out a bit (it was of course just a rehearsal), but those high notes he hits always give me goosebumps as well, and also make me feel incredibly sad.
 

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His vocals on HN during the TII rehearsals were great. I think it's my favourite version of that song tbh.
 

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Pretty sure it's Siedah.


That performance was great and indeed, those vocals were fantastic. Reading your post the ad-libs he does at the end of MITM in TII immediately came to mind too. The performance of the song fizzles out a bit (it was of course just a rehearsal), but those high notes he hits always give me goosebumps as well, and also make me feel incredibly sad.

I'll have to go back watch MITM now haha I can't remember the performance but I remember it being from towards the end of the song wasn't it? Like from the choir line "Change"

@smoothgangsta yeah mate, it's right up there for me with my favourite performance, which was Yokohama. The This Is It version is so special to me, because it sounds fresh and like a reimagining of the song, especially at the beginning of the song
 

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I love that he did the laugh at the start of Off The Wall on the 87 leg of the Bad tour. It never fails to make me smile.

Mike was having so much fun on stage and it was at joy to watch
 

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Dangerous tour Copenhagen - when he cuts his finger during Jam and uses dance moves during WBSS to indicate that stage needs to be cleaned, and in HN getting finger taped after that. (sorry about the finger though :(

 

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1 - 8 min version of BOTDF - when he walks through the beaded curtain
2 - Jam - when Michael catches the ball and then looks upwards
3 - Jam - the way Michael says 'illusion' when he's trying to teach Michael Jordan how to moonwalk
 
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The movement of his wrists and placement of his fingers when he throws his arm out to the side. The way he strokes the brim of his hat in Billie Jean. Those attention to details that are always there and on point.
Yes. Hands, wrists, fingers. The speed, the placement, the precision. So many small but wonderful details. Beautiful.

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His walk for starters.
I love a good archive so bumping this one as well.

Yes!! His walk. All good dancers carry themselves well but Michael takes it to a whole other level. I want to say 'poetry in motion' but that's such a cliche (albeit, an accurate one). He floats? He glides? I don't know how to capture what it is he's doing. I just know it's a beautiful thing to behold.

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I love a good archive so bumping this one as well.

Yes!! His walk. All good dancers carry themselves well but Michael takes it to a whole other level. I want to say 'poetry in motion' but that's such a cliche (albeit, an accurate one). He floats? He glides? I don't know how to capture what it is he's doing. I just know it's a beautiful thing to behold.

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And walks on stage like he owns the world, head thrown back, little kick in the steps ... Yes can't find words to describe it. I see a gif coming soon :)
 

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TII / TWYMMF. Michael and Michael Beard are sorting out a small segment of the song. Michael wants the band to slow down a little bit:

Michael - "You have to let it simmer. Let it bathe in the moonlight."

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I love the part, around 1.28 of the full version of Smooth Criminal, were Mike takes the woman's hand off his chest while maintaining eye contact. Such a bad ass moment

I could do a moments I love just in the Smooth Criminal short film, its absolute perfection
 

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I could do a moments I love just in the Smooth Criminal short film, its absolute perfection
With the proviso that I only watch the short 4 minute version, yes, I second this. I'll offer up the moment when he catches the billiard ball. It doesn't even matter that it presumably was fixed so that he'd be able to catch it. Don't care. He just does it with such panache and grace and casual coolness. Love it.
 

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With the proviso that I only watch the short 4 minute version, yes, I second this. I'll offer up the moment when he catches the billiard ball. It doesn't even matter that it presumably was fixed so that he'd be able to catch it. Don't care. He just does it with such panache and grace and casual coolness. Love it.
I laugh at the part after he crushes the billiard ball and poofs it in the dude's face gets me every time lol :ROFLMAO:
 

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Oh god, yeah. That could be my next nomination! Love that moment :D

It's like SmoothCriminal said, you could literally go through, naming a moment every five seconds or so, lol.
Exactly lol! Those moments in there just makes it better to watch every time too lol.
 

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RE: Smooth Criminal..

I'm going to be honest, the only way I can talk about the Smooth Criminal video and what it does to me belongs in the manhood thread, not this one. So I won't add anything here except to say that entire video is filled, back to back, with little moments so intensely perfect, I don't know that I could ever talk about them with anyone without seeming like an absolute psychopath lol.

I'll save it for the book I'll someday write about Michael and which will just confirm to the world how absolutely off-the-rocker some of Michael's fans really are (me...I'm talking about me lol)
 
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