Michael Jackson 'Thriller' videoTwenty-six years after its release, Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' has made it into the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, the first music video ever to do so. As one of 25 titles chosen this year, the ever-popular short film, directed by John Landis, is thus considered a work of enduring importance to American culture and worthy of preservation. Each year, beginning in 1989, the registry has added films it considers culturally, historically or aesthetically significant. 'Thriller' brings the total number of films on the registry to 525.

According to the Associated Press, 'Thriller' had been considered for inclusion in past years, but following Jackson's death the time was right, said Steve Leggett, coordinator of the National Film Preservation Board.
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