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Michael Jackson A Dissection into ''thriller''. By Brian Haynes. Questions to Ponder ''Thesis''. Why does Thriller peak our interest at first glance? What made it so popular? What do Jackson’s lyrics express? What’s the economical contents on the album?

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questions to ponder thesis
Questions to Ponder ''Thesis''
  • Why does Thriller peak our interest at first glance?
  • What made itso popular?
  • What do Jackson’s lyrics express?
  • What’s the economical contents on the album?
  • How did Thriller break down racial barriers at the time?
the zombie industry
The Zombie Industry

Zombie Industry Worth Over $5 Billion

  • Movies- $2.5 billion
  • Video Games- $2.5 billion
  • Comics, Magazines, TV shows- $50 million
  • Halloween Costumes- $500 million
  • Books and Novels- $100 million
  • Conventions and Other Events- $10 million
economics
Economics

Release Date: Nov. 30th 1982

Sold one million copies per

week at initial release

Sold between 65-110 million

copies to date

the disclaimer
The Disclaimer
  • ‘’Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in the occult.’’
lyrics
Lyrics
  • ‘’It’s close to midnight and something’s lurking in the dark.’’
  • ‘’They’re out to get you, there’s demons closing in on every side/ They will possess you…”
  • ‘’Grisly ghouls… are closing in to seal your doom.’’
works cited
Works Cited

Linder, Matthew. Blog Entry. Michael Jackson’s ‘’Thriller’’: 30 Years of Fear (but Fear Not).

Patheos, 26 Nov. 2012. Web. 1 Aug. 2014. <http://www.patheos.com/blogs/

Christandpopculture/2012/11/Michael-jacksons-thriller-30-years-of-fear-but-

fear-not/>

‘’Michael Jackson’s Thriller: pioneering album that broke down racial barriers in the music

industry.’’ Editorial. Telegraph.co.uk. The Telegraph, 26 Jun. 2009. Web. 1 Aug.

2014. <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/michael-jackson/5643920/

Michael-Jacksons-Thriller-pioneering-album-that-broke-down-racial-barriers-in-

music-industry.html>

Morrison, Shelby. Blog Entry. Top of the Charts: Michael Jackson’s ‘’Thriller.’’ Rock & Roll

Hall of Fame, 26 Feb. Web. 1 Aug. 2014. <http://rockhall.com/blog/post/michael-

jackson-thriller-album-number-one-video/>

Ogg, Jon C. ‘’Zombies worth over $5 billion to economy.’’NBCnews. NBCnews, 31 Oct. 2011.

Web. 1 Aug. 2014. <http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45079546/ns/business-stocks_

and_economy/t/zombies-worth-over-billion-economy/#.U940Hs9tqYN

Rockwell, John. ‘’Michael Jackson’s Thriller: Superb Job.’’ New York Times. New York

Times, 19 Dec. 1982. Web. 1 Aug. 2014. <http://www.nytimes.com/1982/12/19/

arts/michael-jackson-s-thriller-superb-job.html>

‘’10 Things About Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ 30 Years After Its Release.’’ Editorial. Abcnews.

go.com. abcnews, 30 Nov. 2012. Web. 1 Aug. 2014. <http://absnews.go.com/

Entertainment/10-things-michael-jacksons-thriller-30-years-release/story?id=

17827505>