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Posted By: Azizi
27-Jun-09 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: Michael Jackson's Impact On Music Videos
Subject: RE: Michael Jackson's Impact On Music Videos
Here's an excerpt from a blog post on the The Celtx Forum. I've added italics to what I consider to be a particularly interesting comment the blogger made and I'm curious about Mudcatters' opinions about that specific portion of that post.

j1clark@ucsd.edu
Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:33 pm   

The last musicians that I bemoned their deaths were Hendrix, Joplin, and then Morrison... since then... 'music what???'... ok I've gotten back into some amount of rock on a local station that 'prides' itself for not being too mainstream... but they still play the latest cuts from selected artists to death... but I digress...

However that does not warrent dismissal of Jackson as an innovator, especially in the area of music videos... and by extension quite a few modern cinematic techniques that have become mainstream originated in the music video scene. (and cinematographers as well as directors...).

At some point a 'new' way of doing things needs the stamp of a super star to propel the methods into significance.

Heck, if Elvis the Pelvis hadn't gyrated his hips into moral turpitude in the 50's... where would Mick Jager have been in the 60's...

http://forums.celtx.com/viewtopic.php?p=70271&sid=a048405640c3a780f8a39cf02f926974