Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The Thriller short film inducted into U.S. Library of Congress
Michael Jackson's 1993 Thriller short film became the first music video to be inducted into the archives of the United States Congress' National Film Registry. The library's archives preserves original copies of classic films, TV and other recordings at the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Centre near Culpeper, Virginia. The film is currently the subject of a lawsuit between Michael's estate and the film director, John Landis. Landis sued Jackson in January 2009 claiming he is owed outstanding royalties for his work on the 27-year-old film. Other films inducted into the registry on December 30, 2009 include 1979's The Muppet Movie and the 1957 sci-fi epic The Incredible Shrinking Man.