Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Tribute to Michael Jackson

I have always really liked Michael Jackson's work. His Thriller music video was a truly great theatrical short. He was one of the best dancers and performers of all time, and he will be missed by millions of fans worldwide. One of the things that most impressed me about MJ was his universal appeal. He was one of the rare figures that could transcend boundaries and politics.

His passing reminded me of a funny moment I had filming one of the Elvis impersonators who follow around the US Mens Soccer Team all over the world. Elvis recalled that when he went to South Korea for the 2002 World Cup, the South Koreans assumed he was Michael Jackson. The way he says Michael Jackson with a Korean accent always cracks me up.

Here it is at 1:48:

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