Synopses & Reviews
"The photographs in this book freeze the incandescent moment when a young man from Gary, Indiana
, rocketed to superstardom. Douglas Kirkland
has captured Michael Jackson in all his brilliance, giving his all to his artistry. His music and his moves are eternal ." -from the Introduction by Nancy Griffin.
Celebrated photographer Douglas Kirkland
was the only photographer allowed on the set of the groundbreaking video "Thriller" in 1983. For four extraordinary days, Kirkland
observed and photographed Michael Jackson and the cast and crew, documenting his transformation from a shy, private person to the beloved, larger-than-life performer and star.
With his trademark ability to capture intimate snapshots, Kirkland
makes you feel like you're right there on the set, granting VIP access to the artist and the best music video of all time. The astonishing photos are accompanied by interviews and quotations from musicians and celebrities and a foreword by renowned music journalist Nancy Griffin.
This special Limited Edition Box Set is the ultimate tribute to the King of Pop and makes a stunning gift for the discerning collector, fan or music lover. This Deluxe Edition of 100 includes:
8" x 10" limited edition photographic print of Michael Jackson, signed and numbered by Douglas Kirkland and 192-page book with over 200 color photographs, encased in a custom-made Lucite box.
Michael Jackson: The Making of Thriller is an illustrated tribute to the King of Pop and his groundbreaking music video, with never-before-seen photos of its creation. The book features over 200 exclusive, behind-the-scenes photographs of the artist on set during the 1983 production of the Grammy award winning video directed by John Landis.
Considered to be the most successful project of all time, Thriller is beloved the world over, inspiring imitation and a cult-like following of millions of fans. Documenting the creation of the most popular and iconic music video of all time, this book celebrates the artist and his music at the top of his career.
Famed photographer Douglas Kirkland and journalist Nancy Griffin were the only members of the media allowed on the set of the video. The resulting photos capture Jackson both in high performance mode and relaxing on the set and depict his transformation into the characters in the video as well capturing the public and private faces of Michael Jackson.
Compelling, intimate photos of the artist are accompanied by interviews and quotes from musicians and celebrities, including Sir Paul McCartney, Diddy, Beyonce, Steven Spielberg and many more. With a holographic cover that, when tilted, transforms the artist into his zombie character, the book is an impressive gift to be treasured by fans and music lovers everywhere.
This illustrated tribute to the King of Pop and his groundbreaking music video features more than 200 exclusive, behind-the-scenes photographs of the artist on set during the 1983 production of the Grammy-winning video directed by John Landis. (Music)
About the Author
Born in Toronto, Douglas Kirkland worked as an apprentice to Irving Penn and began his independent career shooting for Look and Life magazines. Kirkland has received numerous awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American S.O.C, a Lucie for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography, The Golden Eye of Russia and a Life Time Achievement Award from CAPIC in his native Canada. When not traveling the globe on assignment, he lives in the Hollywood Hills with his wife and business partner, Françoise.
Journalist Nancy Griffin has written extensively about the entertainment industry in publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, GQ, Newsweek, Time and Vanity Fair. She lives in Venice, California, with her husband, architect Steven Ehrlich.