Thriller; 1st Music Video on the National Film Registry

December 30, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" is making history for being the first music video to be preserved in the National Film Registry.The 14 minute video, which was first released in 1983, features Jackson as a werewolf and dozens of other dancing zombies.

An official with the film preservation board says "Thriller" had been considered in past years, but with Jackson's death, the time was right.

Since the registry was established in 1989, 525 films have been preserved.

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Full List of films added to the National Film Registry in 2009:

  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  • The Exiles (1961)
  • Heroes All (1920)
  • Hot Dogs for Gauguin (1972)
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
  • Jezebel (1938)
  • The Jungle (1967)
  • The Lead Shoes (1949)
  • Little Nemo (1911)
  • Mabel's Blunder (1914)
  • The Mark of Zorro (1940)
  • Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  • The Muppet Movie (1979)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  • Pillow Talk (1959)
  • Precious Images (1986)
  • Quasi at the Quackadero (1975)
  • The Red Book (1994)
  • The Revenge of the Pancho Villa (1930-36)
  • Scratch and Crow (1995)
  • Stark Love (1927)
  • The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
  • A Study in Reds (1932)
  • Thriller (1983)
  • Under Western Stars (1938)

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