Library of Congress Immortalizes Jackson's 'Thriller'

It's the first music video to make the National Film Registry
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2009 7:35 PM CST
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson has scored another posthumous honor: The Library of Congress has selected his "Thriller" video to be among the 25 films added this year to the National Film Registry. It's the first music video to make the cut. Other honorees include The Muppet Movie, Dog Day Afternoon, Pillow Talk, and a 1972 effort by then-NYU student Martin Brest called Hot Dogs for Gauguin. It starred a young Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. Variety has the full list here.

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