VI DANGEROUS Jackson Behind the Mask in the Twilight Zone

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With a mask played Michael Jackson the role of MICHAEL JACKSON, his persona. Jackson presented the mask 1991 on his DANGEROUS album cover and he played that role according to ancient Greek theater rules. Jackson played with the mask the role Michael Jackson extremely successful. Citics came in, both good and bad, but countless. The play made headlines and was always sold out.

Michael Jackson Dangerous Album Cover Bedeutung Meaning erklärt explained Symbole Symbols
Michael Jacksons DANGEROUS Albumcover, 1991, published by SONY Music Entertainment. Painter of the work „King of Pop“ (Acryl on wood 82” x 74”) is Mark Ryden, exhibited in Paul Kasmin Gallerie, 293 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10001. Quelle 

Jackson „Behind the Mask“ to „Masquerade the heart“

BEHIND THE MASK sang Jackson and „Masquerade the heart…“. 1, 2 Michael Jackson and the mask. In the early days of the theater, masks were worn by actors. The mask was thus the role of the actor in the theater. The mask was the persona of the actor.
A mask is also worn by the Greatest Entertainer of All Time on his 1991 album cover, the name of the play in which he performs the leading role is written above the entrance to this movie theater:

MICHAEL JACKSON

The play MICHAEL JACKSON has been running for decades and at some point during the performance the image of MICHAEL JACKSON became the mask of Jackson. With the „bizarre“ stories. With the marketing. With the magic.

The Man behind the Mask, above: 1991 below: 1997. Quelle Source below: unknown

„I’ve told you I’m always onstage“

„I’ve told you I’m always on stage,“ Jackson warned a disgruntled journalist in 2002 who, like his predecessors, felt cheated out of an unmasked interview. 3 Jackson as „The man behind the mask“ was already a phrase for so long that even the mask of Jackson was considered his identifying trademark.

The mask of Jackson showed only his photogenic eyes and from the mid-1980s onward it protected him perfectly from the merciless zoom of paparazzi cameras. As a result, the mask significantly increased the value of a maskless photo of entertainer Jackson. Clever that is.

The Jackson mask caused a furore, emphasized his mysterious aura and raised curiosity. If he wore a mask, he played the role of MICHAEL JACKSON according to ancient Greek theater rules. The persona MICHAEL JACKSON. The role was extremely successful. It received numerous reviews, good and bad, but countless. The play made headlines and was always sold out.

Jackson, the mask and His image

With every album the entertainer Michael Jackson reinvented himself, created new dances, new music, created a new image and a new Michael Jackson era:

The more than 7 faces of Michael from left to right.: 1979  Source, 1988  Source, 1992  Source,  1995  Source,  1996  Source

1979: „I should be a totally different person“

Reinventing MICHAEL JACKSON was part of Jackson’s strategy. He had it written on papers that became part of his HIStory as a „manifesto“:

MJ will be my new name no more Michael Jackson I want a whole new character, a whole new look, I should be a tottally different person. […] I should be a new, incredible actor singer dancer, that will shock the world. I will do no interviews I will be magic. […]“

Michael Jackson, um 1979. 4

„[…] I’m a new person now. Beautiful. Knowing the secrets and determined with fire to move mountains in all I do. Moulding my own world. I’m beautiful. The old me is behind and I will march ahead new. […]“

Michael Jackson in the middle of the 80s. 5

2001: „The End of a Particularly Terrifying Nightmare“ in Jacksons „Twilight Zone“

But at some point in the late 1980s, the public took liberty of rejecting the African-American artist Michael Jacksons multi-faceted image building.
In 2001 Jackson released his last studio album INVINCIBLE. He called his last song on his last album THREATENED. In THREATENED he sings about how the public considers him a threat. But he also sings about the fact that he feels threatened. THREATENED carries autobiographical elements in the Jackson Art. Is THREATENED maybe even a song that explains in its aRt, the story of Michael Jackson?

„It isn’t. It’s the Beginning“

There seems to be more behind Jackson’s last song THRATENED from his last album INVINCIBLE than just a hint at THRILLER, which finally propelled his career into orbit. In THREATENED Jackson replaces the part Vincent Price had in THRILLER and quotes Rod Serling from the series „Twilight Zone“.

Rod Serling was an American screenwriter, TV producer and philosopher. In 1959 he invented the TV series „Twilight Zone“. In the episodes of „Twilight Zone“ Serling told his audience mysterious stories that philosophically, ironically and critically illuminated human interaction. Serling incorporated fear, hope, prejudice and psychology into his stories and encouraged TV viewers to think about human existence.  Serling guided his audience into another dimension, into a world between light and shadow, between fear and knowledge. In stories that end unexpectedly. Serling himself took on the role of the narrator, opened the episodes and concluded them with wise words that encourage the viewer to ponder about human culture.

In 2001 Michael Jackson created a posthumous „rap“ with fragments of Rod Serling’s quotations in THREATENED. He had set pieces from Serling’s stories from different episodes put together to create a completely new narrative for THREATENED. With THREATENED, Jackson also follows the narrative structure of the „Twilight Zone“ and let Serling narrate the beginning, the middle and the end.  For the end of THREATENED, Jackson chose Rod Serling’s words.

„What you have just witnessed could be the end of a particularly terrifying nightmare. It isn’t. It’s the beginning.“ 6

The Twilight Zone Episode „In His Image“ in Jacksons THREATENED

The 1963 „Twilight Zone“ episode, from which Jackson quotes in 2001, is titled „In his Image“. „In his Image“ is about the creation of an image that has gotten out of control. Not only the title is taken from the Bible: 7

„Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image […] So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him […]“
1.Mose 1:27 

In a metaphor, Serling here tells in this episode about a successful, manly, brilliant scientist (Walter Ryder), who creates an artificial human being entirely from his imagination. Walter had created his image. In this image (named Alan Talbot) Walter only includes the positive traits of his creator, while he leaves the negative ones out.

At some point, however, the artificially created image becomes independent and Walter, the creator, has to experience that his creation, his mirror image named Alan, gets out of the controle just as Adam once did. In the end Walter tries to explain himself to us and his image: 8

 The fact is, you were born a long time ago, inside my head. All kids have dreams, don’t they? Well, you were mine. The others thought about joining the army or flying to mars. They finally grew up and they forgot their dreams. I didn’t. I thought about one thing and longed for one thing always. Just one: A perfect artificial man. Not a robot, a duplicate of a human being. Well, it was harmless. Not even very imaginative for a child. But then I became an adult. Only somewhere along the line, I forgot to grow up – like most geniuses. I kept my dream. I created you Alan.[…] what I really wanted was to build another Walter Ryder- only without the drawbacks. Sort of a reverse Jekyll and Hyde. Everything I wished I was, my creation would be. Where I was shy, he would be aggressive. Where I was cold and withdrawn, he would be warm and outgoing. Loneliness would be unknown to him. Disease and pain and death- all unknown. He would be unselfish. He would be ambitious but not fanatical. And, oh, Alan, he would be perfect! That was my dream: A perfect version of myself.

Wouldn’t Jackson’s quote be as fitting as the dialogue between the „creator“ and his „image“ metaphorically a dialogue between the genius Michael Joe Jackson and his image of the „King of Pop“? The genius Michael Joe Jackson was born in entertainment. Was the creation of a public persona of himself, the creation of the King of Pop, part of his early dream? Here is an excerpt from Jackson’s notes, in which he expressed his own ideas in the mid-1980s: 9

I have learned that it is what you put in your mind mentally what you think and do, that makes your person. And you can put any mental object in this mind and it will bring it to reality. So this means we can program ourselves to be the people we want to be, Whatever the subject matter is, live in it By a mental physical program or system of learning and doing. Studying all the greats in that field and becoming greater. My program will consist of

„Onstage I’m playing a role“

On stage, the King of Pop revealed the aggression that Michael Joe’s politeness forbade:

Onstage I’m playing a role: I know what’s expected of me and what I have to do. It’s all very well planned. Life isn’t well planned: It’s unpredictable. It scares me! It’s so much harder than being on stage.“ 10

With the commercial success of the King of Pop, Michael Joe had the possibilities for his wide ranging humanitarian efforts at the highest level. But what price did Michael Joe have to pay for the global popularity of the King of Pop??

In 1963 Rod Serling concluded his story „In his Image“ with the following words: 12

What you have just witnessed could be the end of a particularly terrifying nightmare. It isn’t. It’s the beginning.

ZFor the new millennium, the King of Pop had announced that he would, so to speak, quit his job and turn to a new career in filmmaking. Was THREATENED part of this announcement on the Michael Jackson aRt? In the following video I compared Jackson’s THREATENED and Serling’s „In his Image“. Click on the image to watch the video on YouTube:

 Please click on the image to watch the video about Jackson’s THREATENED and Serling’s „In his Image“ on YouTube. Picture on the left: MICHAEL JACKSON’S GHOSTSSource,            Picture on the right: „Twilight“ Zone Episode „In his Image“  Source

Am I the Beast You Visualized?

Jackson is not only with the DANGEROUS album in 1991 in the center of the public world and is masquerading himself. That is DANGEROUS. That is THREATENED. And the media is going crazy. At some point, Jackson answers to the public and with his mask he reflects our own ugly prejudices:

Michael Jackson Maske Meaning Ghosts Mayor Bedeutung
Jacksons short-film „Michael Jacksons Ghosts“  Quelle

Jackson reacts to media reports. For example, when the world is outraged about the number of plastic surgery procedures he has undergone. Rumor has it that there were more than 50 of them. And then there was also the story about his nose …:

„I’m gonna be exactly what you wanna see … Am I amusing you or just confusing you?
Am I the beast You visualized?
“ Michael Jackson, 1996.  Quelle

With the following video I try to make it clear how the fear of the public was/is a constant companion in the public life of Michael Jackson and how he reacted in his aRt. The video also deals with my interpretation of his song THREATENED.

At times, especially after 1993, Jackson had to struggle with mass hysteria and the fear of the unknown about his public persona. Jackson made a clear statement about this with his short film MICHAEL JACKSONS GHOSTS: Villagers, i.e. the public, from a place „in normal valley“, are afraid of the maestro (Michael Jackson) because he does not fit into their definition of „normal“. Because of this fear they want to chase him out of the city. The characters of the „Twilight Zone“ episode „The Fear“, the episode Jackson quotes in his last song THREATENED, react in the same way. In „The Fear“ the inhabitants don’t know what their fear is based on. Possibly just too much imagination.

The only problem is here: What exactly is fear?

„The major ingredient of any recipe for fear is the unknown.“

Jackson quotes an excerpt of this sentence from the „Twilight Episode“ in THREATENED.
Michael Jackson was a master in many fields, but how is it possible that the world’s greatest entertainer can be a synonym for the unknown at the same time?

„It depends on, who must look up and who can look down“ 13

A click on the picture leads to YouTube to watch the Video

The Press has made me out to be this monster

Jackson reflects with his mask our ignorant prejudices. From tabloid reports about him we learn nothing about the man, only about us. We learn what ugly methods are used to find our prejudices confirmed in headlines about Jackson. Racism, discrimination and jealousy play a large role in this and this realization is a painful experience.

„Do you think, given all the negative press that you have had, the people will judge you solely on your music?
I don’t think so. ‚cause the press has made me out to be this monster, this crazy person who’s bizarre and weird. I’m nothing like that.

Michael Jackson, 1999. 14

Jacksons Scream 1991 and 1995

But Jackson’s mask serves not always as a mirror of public opinion. Jackson’s mask is also Jackson’s protective shield. His mask protects him from the damage when he strikes back in 1995. In the „court of public opinion“ where the pre-conviction of Michael Jackson had taken place. A screenwriter had accused him of „child abuse“ in a very media-effective style, whose accusations never held up in a proper courtroom. 15

In 1995 Jackson released the short film SCREAM. In this film, the African-American can be seen in a „Court“ of a pure white environment. It seems in SCREAM a „tennis court“ is being transformed into a courtroom. Jackson’s „Court“ scene symbolizes his never-ending struggle in the „courtroom of public opinion“, where in 1993 the „People vs. Michael Jackson“ had announced a life sentence without knowledge of the evidence:

Court

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 Jacksons Court in SCREAM  Source

But Jackson’s scream in SCREAM could already be heard on DANGEROUS in 1991:

Michael Jackson links im Court von Scream schreiend in die Kamera, links der aufgerissene Mund auf Dangerous Album ist wie ein Schrei
Jackson’s scream in SCREAM 1995 (left) was already heard on DANGEROUS 1991 (right)

„The fun is over! Back to the circus you freak!

Michael Jackson zu Michael Jackson, 1996. 16

Masquerade the heart

Michael Jackson, IS THIS SCARY, 1996. 17 The entertainer Jackson had practiced to masquerade his emotions in the gigantic circus of his life. The Michael Jackson mask was part of the show that entertained us. He knows that, he had created it. But do we know that too?

„I’m the One Watching YOU. Be in two places at the same time“

„I’m the One Watching YOU. Be in two places at the same time“. These are Jackson’s detailed explanation 2001 in THREATENED. 18 And from this altered perspective, Jackson’s mask on DANGEROUS remains only an illusion, over which Jackson’s mask turns into a peep hole. And not only the eyes of Bubbles follow us in the DANGEROUS painting, Jacksons eyes either.

„I’m enjoying this!“

Michael Jackson as spectator of his own performance in MICHAEL JACKSONS THRILLER in 1983. 19 In the MICHAEL-JACKSON-Spectacle, Jackson switches traditional roles. Under his direction, it is the actor who observes the performance of his audience.

„Action, Reaction, Cause and Effect. From them to me, from me to them“

„Action, Reaction, Cause and Effect. From them to me, from me to them“. Michael Jackson in his instruction to a cameraman in 2006. 20. Jackson’s actions were calculated. We are left with the reaction. Jackson liked to show it in the film. He preferred hysterical and female ones. The impact of his transformation into a monster on his film partner in THRILLER 1983 and on his audience (i.e. us) in his cinema was only the beginning. Images of hysterical reactions to his actions on and off stage, personally selected by him, are part of the follow-up.

The calculated expectations of Jackson’s audience were then once again presented by him. And he then presented them to us in films. The best examples are THRILLER, BRACE YOURSELF, REACTION TO BLACK OR WHITE or the edited film scenes of his concert in Bucharest in 1992. The fainting of the female audience members takes up a really substantial part of the concert on DVD: 21 Jackson’s publication of his 1992 DANGEROUS concert in Bucharest consists of what seem to be 30% hysterical audience reactions. The images he provides us with are representative. Many times Jackson’s publications contain his philosophy: „Action. reaction. cause. effect. From them to me, from me to them.“ Documentaries, concert footage, the mere arrival of Jackson somewhere in this world or the publication of his short films on „DANGEROUS – THE SHORTFILMS“ from 1993 bear his signature and show on what he put his focus on. Especially his film „Reaction to BLACK OR WHITE“ makes Jackson’s motivation clear. It is not without a certain irony when he puts at the beginning of the film: „The reaction was unanticipated.“

„I’m enjoying this!“

Pictures above: „Cause and effect“, female, hysterical in THRILLER, 1983Source; Pictures below: „Cause and effect“, female, hysterical in Bucharest, 1992,s

Michael Jackson.

And when I’m on stage. I can’t perform if I don’t have that kind of ping pong with the crowd. You know the kind of cause and effect action, reaction. Because I play off of them. They’re really feeding me and I’m just acting from their energy.“

Michael Jackson, 1992. 22

Even in Jackson’s short-films there is always an audience that reacts to him. Whether the thugs in BAD watch him performing in the underground garage. Whether in SMOOTH CRIMINAL the guests of „CLUB 30“ give the keyword „Watch him!“ Whether in 1996 in MICHAEL JACKSONS GHOSTS the villagers are running away in horror at his actions. In 2001, in YOU ROCK MY WORLD, he was asked for the last time: „Show me what you got!“

In 1983 Jackson showed us in THRILLER how he enjoyed the reaction of his audience, i.e. our reaction to his performance in the movie theatre. This was the first time Jackson, who had been under the spotlight for his entire life, changed sides. It was a simply complicated psychology in the Michael Jackson aRt.

In 1991 Jackson transformed into a black panther and presented masturbation and violence and destruction in front of running cameras. The public cried out. In 1993 Jackson presented exactly this outcry of the public in another film that he called: „Reactions to BLACK OR WHITE.“ 23 But the audience’s reactions are somehow only a follow-up from the reactions in THRILLER in 1983. After all, was the reaction really as unexpected as he claimed?

Jacksons "Reaktionen auf Black or White": "Black or White, the first music video from Michael Jacksons Dangerous Album was broadcast simultaneosly in 27 countries with an estimated audience of 500 million people. It was the largest audience ever to view a music video. The reaction was unanticipated.
REACTION TO BLACK OR WHITE Source
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pictures above: REACTION TO BLACK OR WHITE Quelle; pictures below: THRILLER Quelle

„Action, reaction, cause and effect. From them to me. From me to them.“

Also in 1991 Michael Jackson watched us on the DANGEROUS cover and made it part of the painting. And again we onlookers become cast members of the MICHAEL-JACKSON-Circus:

Pictures from THRILLER Source; above right: DANGEROUS Cover Source

Perhaps the MICHAEL-JACKSON play is a trap in which many have fallen into. Before the start of a concert in 1997, a visitor in Jackson’s dressing room reported this: 24

„He put his arm around my shoulder, turned me in another direction and pointed to a TV screen that showed all the fans inside the stadium. MJ: „You know, you people always think you’re watching me, but the truth is I’m watching you,“ and he started laughing out loud.“

Jackson was watching. And he explained this behavior musically in 2001 in THREATENED with Rod Serling’s „Twilight Zone“:: 25

He knows every thought, he can feel every emotion […] Watching you when you sleep, when you’re in bed I’m underneath […] You’re trapped in halls, and my face is the walls […]I heard just what you said […]You should be watching me, you should feel threatened […] Your worst nightmare, it’s me, I’m everywhere […] I’m telling you, when you lie under a tomb I’m the one watching you […] This particular monster can read minds, be in two places at the same time.“

With observations in the Jackson way of aRt, Michael Jackson finished his last song on his last album in 2001: 26

„I’m the one watching you.“


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Michael Jackson Manifest 1987: „Ich werde als König regieren.“

IV 1 DANGEROUS Jackson und P.T. Barnum: Greatest Show im Business

IV2 DANGEROUS Jackson und die Nummer „1998“. HIStory

 

 

 

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  1. BEHIND THE MASK, Michael Jackson, Chris Mosdell, Ryuichi Sakamoto, produziert von Michael Jackson, John McClain. 1979/1985/2010, Chris Cadman – Michael Jackson – The Maestro. The Definitive A-Z, Volume I: A-J/Volume II: K-Z; 2013/2015 „Chris Mosdell and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto wrote and composed the song that was based on the poem “The Mask” by Irish poet W.B. Yeats and the imagery of a Japanese traditional Noh mask: “I was talking about a very impersonal, socially controlled society, a future technological era, and the mask represented that immobile, unemotional state,” Kindle-Positionen 3162-3171
  2. Jackson, Michael, Album: BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR-HIStory in the Mix. Song: IS IT SCARY, 13.05.1997, Sony Music
  3. Jackson, Michael in Living with Michael Jackson, Interviewer: Martin Bashir. 02.2003, „I’ve told You, I’m always on stage“, Granada. Television, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjoIDfsckYY
  4. CBS News, 08.09.2013: „MJ’s „manifesto,“ penned in 1979, „MJ will be my new name no more Michael Jackson I want a whole new character, a whole new look, I should be a tottally different person. People should never think of me as the kid who sang ABC, I Want You Back. I should be a new, incredible actor singer dancer, that will shock the world. I will do no interviews I will be magic. I will be a perfectionist a researcher a trainer a masterer I will be Better than every great actor roped in one. I „must“ have the most incredable training system. to dig and dig and dig until I find I will study and look back on the whole world of Entertainment and perfect it. take it steps further from where the greats left off.“, https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mjs-manifesto-penned-in-1979/
  5. Juliens Auktionshaus, Lot 419 of 435: MICHAEL JACKSON HANDWRITTEN POETRY, Juliens Auktionshaus 2010, handgeschriebene Notiz Jackson: „I’m beautiful. I’m beautiful. I’m beautiful. I’m beautiful. I’m gorgeous. God is for me, who can be against me? I’m beautiful. I’m a new person now. Beautiful. Knowing the secrets and determined with fire to move mountains in all I do. Moulding my own world. I’m beautiful. The old me is behind and I will march ahead new. I have learned that it is what you put in your mind mentally what you think and do, that makes your person. And you can put any mental object in this mind and it will bring it to reality. So this means we can program ourselves to be the people we want to be, Whatever the subject matter is, live in it By a mental physical program or system of learning and doing. Studying all the greats in that field and becoming greater. My program will consist of,=https://www.julienslive.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/8/lot/2088/
  6. Serling, Rod, The Twilight Zone – Episode „In his Image“, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734578/. With this quote Jackson completes the song THREATENED, while in the movie the episode begins with this introduction. Ironically, an elderly, obsessed lady in the dark underworld of a subway station „preaches“ about the impending end of the world, reminiscent of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The man to whom she dedicates her hysterical sermon can no longer bear it and throws her in front of an oncoming, screaming train. He himself escapes from the shady underground, takes a staircase leading to the light. EXIT is the last sign Serling presents to the audience. Jackson himself belonged to the Jehovah’s Witnesses until 1988 and left them after being put under heavy pressure for his performance because his appearance did not conform with their statutes. Jackson resigned from the Religious Community
  7. BibleText https://biblehub.com/genesis/1-27.htm
  8. Serling, Rod, „The Twilight Zone“, Episode „In his Image“ 03.01.1963, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734578/ .“ CBS.
  9. Juliens Auktionshaus, 2010, „Lot 419 of 435: MICHAEL JACKSON HANDWRITTEN POETRY… I have learned that it is what you put in your mind mentally what you think and do, that makes your person. And you can put any mental object in this mind and it will bring it to reality. So this means we can program ourselves to be the people we want to be, Whatever the subject matter is, live in it By a mental physical program or system of learning and doing. Studying all the greats in that field and becoming greater. My program will consist of,“ https://www.julienslive.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/8/lot/2088/
  10. Michael Jackson, 1982 im Interview mit  Carl Nelson für „Rock and Soul: Here Comes 1, Readers of Rock and Soul vote Michael Jackson The most popular Artist of 1982“ Source: www.michaeljacksonmasterworks.com/magazines-1990-94/
  11. Serling, Rod,“ The Twilight Zone“, Episode „In his Image“  03.01.1963, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734578/

    In a way it can be said that Walter Ryder succeeded in his life’s ambition, even though the man he created was, after all, himself.

    While Jackson ends THREATENED with Serlings in the following way 11Jackson, Michael, THREATENED, 10.30.2001, INVINCIBLE Album Songtext/Rod Serling’s rap is a collection of various introductory or closing words from Serling’s episodes in the TWILIGHT ZONE series. The last sentence Serlings in Jackson’s THREATENED is: „What you have just witnessed could be the end of a particularly terrifying nightmare. It isn’t. It’s the beginning.“ This is also the last sentence of the episode „In his Image“, SONY Music

  12. This Video is my attempt to describe how the publics fear was/is a constant companion of the public life of Michael Jackson and how he react to it in his phenomenal artistic way. It’s also my interpretation of his song and the broad field behind THREATENED. „The major ingredient of any recipe for fear is the unknown.“ 
  13. Jackson, Michael, Interview in „The Once and Future King, Lisa Bernhard, 04.12.1999, TV Guide  Interview dated 27.11.1999 with Lisa Bernhard
  14. Mesereau, Thomas, Transcript of “Frozen in Time: A Riveting Behind-the-Scenes View of the Michael Jackson Cases”, Part 5, David Edwards, https://vindicatemj.wordpress.com/frozen-in-time-seminar-2/5-thomas-mesereau-2/
  15. Jackson, Michael in MICHAEL JACKSONS GHOSTS, Film; Regie: Stan Winston. 1996, Kingdom Entertainment CD,  Note: With these words the politically ambitious mayor wants to chase Maestro Jackson out of town. The film is Jackson’s autobiographical allusion to the witch hunt against him three years earlier. About an accusation that never made it to court.
  16. Jackson, Michael, Album: Blood On The Dancefloor – HIStory in the Mix. Song: IS IT SCARY, 13.05.1997, Sony Music
  17. Jackson, Michael, THREATENED,  10.30.2001, INVINCIBLE Album „He knows every thought, he can feel every emotion […] Watching you when you sleep, when you’re in bed I’m underneath […] You’re trapped in halls, and my face is the walls […]I heard just what you said […]You should be watching me, you should feel threatened […] Your worst nightmare, it’s me, I’m everywhere […] I’m telling you, when you lie under a tomb I’m the one watching you […] This particular monster can read minds, be in two places at the same time […]“, SONY Music
  18. Jackson, Michael in MICHAEL JACKSONS THRILLER, Kurzfilm von 1983, Video Greatest Hits – HIStory,  Michael Jackson as spectator in the cinema in THRILLER in the midst of his own horrified audience. Which is horrified by him and his performance. Sony Music Video Enterprises, 1995
  19. Jackson, Michael, MTV Japan. Hinter den Kulissen des MTV Video Music Award.,  2006, Jacksons spontane Anweisung an den Kameramann von MTV Japan: „Please document everything. Action, Reaction, Cause and Effect. From them to me, from me to them!“https://youtu.be/Hdoo6Ebh0sM?t=193
  20. MICHAEL JACKSON – Live in Bucharest. DANGEROUS World Tour 1992, DVD 2004. Sony Music
  21. Interview EBONY/JET: Michael Jackson Crowned in Africa, Pop Music King Tells Real Story Of Controversial Trip, Johnson, Robert E. auf Seite 34, 05.1992, „Michael Jackson: […] .„https://books.google.de/books?id=tMwDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA15&dq=ebony+mai+1992&hl=de&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiI6KbZm-veAhWELewKHTLDCssQ6AEIVDAH#v=onepage&q&f=false
  22. Dangerous: The Short Films – Reaction to BLACK OR WHITE von 1993/wiederveröffentlicht 2001, DVD, Epic Music Video. Die Reaktion der Öffentlichkeit auf Jacksons BLACK OR WHITE hielt Jackson auf DVD fest und veröffentlichte sie.
  23. IT’S ALL ABOUT L.O.V.E – Michael Jackson stories you wer never meant to read von Brigitte Bloemen, Marina Dobler, Miriam Lohr, Sonja Winterholler von 2010“, Books on Demand GmbH
  24. THREATENED, 10.30.2001, INVINCIBLE Album „He knows every thought, he can feel every emotion […] Watching you when you sleep, when you’re in bed I’m underneath […] You’re trapped in halls, and my face is the walls […]I heard just what you said […]You should be watching me, you should feel threatened […] Your worst nightmare, it’s me, I’m everywhere […] I’m telling you, when you lie under a tomb I’m the one watching you […] This particular monster can read minds, be in two places at the same time […]“, SONY Music
  25. Jackson, Michael in THREATENED, Album INVINCIBLE, 2001.10.30., „Ich bin derjenige, der dich beobachtet.“ SONY Music

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