Pay homage to the King of Pop Michael Jackson and to the greatest music video of all time Michael Jackson's Thriller with this absolute masterpiece, a gallery-framed, Hand-Signed, 1983 Short Film-music video Release mini-poster for Michael Jackson's Thriller, signed by the legendary, late Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson contacted director John Landis after seeing his film An American Werewolf in London. The pair conceived a short film with a budget much larger than previous music videos. Jackson's record company, Epic, refused to finance it, believing Thriller had peaked, so a making-of documentary, Making Michael Jackson's Thriller, was produced to receive financing from television networks. Michael Jackson's Thriller was launched to great anticipation and played regularly on MTV. It doubled the sales of Thriller, helping it become the best-selling album in history, and sold over a million copies on VHS, becoming the bestselling videotape at the time. It is credited for transforming music videos into a serious art form, breaking down racial barriers in popular entertainment, and popularizing the making-of documentary format.
Many elements have had a lasting impact on popular culture, such as the zombie dance and Jackson's red jacket, designed by Landis's wife Deborah Nadoolman. Fans worldwide re-enact its zombie dance and it remains popular on YouTube. The Library of Congress described it as "the most famous music video of all time", and it has been named the greatest video of all time by various publications and readers' polls. In 2009, it became the first music video inducted into the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.
The triple matted display is mounted in a high-quality wood frame with metallic filet trim and finished with protective glass to keep it looking pristine. The customized descriptive metallic plaque, in addition to the detailed finishing and openings, add to the elegant and sophisticated gallery quality look.
Complete with a serialized certificate of authenticity and verifiable numbered hologram, this piece is an exciting investment that will only get better with age.
— Product Dimension: 20"L x 1.5"D x 27"H
— Collectible Thriller Custom Frame
— Hand Signed by Michael Jackson
— As every piece is unique and individually Hand-Signed, it may slightly vary from pictures shown
— Triple Matted
— High Quality Wood Frame, Metallic Fillet + Protective Glass
— Customized Descriptive Metallic Plaque
— Collector-Inspired attention to detail
— Includes Certificate Of Authenticity + Numbered Hologram
— Includes Mounting Hardware