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Monday, December 28, 2009

Spike Lee Directs MJ's "This Is It" Video

Posted by Mark Lore on Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 5:07 PM


Michael Jackson's death in June was probably the biggest story of 2009 (sorry, health care, global economy and Afghanistan), and the news, the tributes and, more recently, the movie This Is It made sure that The King of Pop remained atop his throne for the entire last half of the year.

Now Spike Lee has directed a video for the song "This Is It," originally recorded in 1983 and released along with the film in October. The video whisks us away to Jackson's hometown of Gary, Indiana, and continues with a solemn collage of fan tributes and old footage and photos. It's well done, and offers yet another glimpse at a talent we may never see again. Maybe now we can let the man just rest in peace. In other news, I hear Spike Lee will direct a new video commemorating Tiger Woods' dead career.

Sorry. Had to.


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