All posts tagged: short film

THROWBACK THURSDAY – Ghost by Michael Jackson

Because we will undoubtedly make reference to Thriller this month on The Nostalgia Blog, it seemed appropriate to throwback to the less popular short Halloween-like film Michael Jackson released entitled “Ghosts.” In 1997, The King of Pop released a short film/music video that was co-written by horror writer Stephen King. In it Jackson plays a scary Maestro with supernatural powers who is being forced out of his small town by its mayor. Jackson also plays the mayor and 3 other characters…props for doing a decent job. I fondly remember the 3D graphics including Jackson breaking his skeleton-skull. The 30+ minute film was shortened for music video release (song also called Ghosts), which you can watch below…  

Let’s All Go to the Lobby

I really wish movie theatres and drive-ins would bring back this 1950’s classic. “Let’s All Go to the Lobby” was created in 1957 and would be played before a feature presentation in theatres, as well as during intermission…back when films had intermission. It was a pretty subtle advertisement that hinted (subtly) that movie goers should go the lobby for a treat. In 2000, “Let’s All Go to the Lobby” was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. Wow, now I’m hungry for some hot buttery popcorn.

For the Canadians: The Log Driver’s Waltz

A young girl who loves to dance and is ready to marry, chooses a log driver over his more well-to-do, land-loving competition. I’m sure many outsiders must think that this is Johnny Everyman up in the cold country of Canada. I grew up listening to the Log Driver’s Waltz and now many decades later I can tell you that I have never known, or known of, a single Log Driver.