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Нека имаме отделна тема за документалния филм за Off The Wall, режисиран от Спайк Лий и да слагаме инфото тук.

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Spike Lee on His Revealing New Michael Jackson Documentary and Donald Trump | Billboard

Your new documentary, Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall, is a lot of fun to watch. It was the simplest period of his life, wasn't it, before all the tabloid ­headlines and abuse accusations?
Back in 1979, there was no big pressure on Michael for Off the Wall. There were no expectations. It all turned after Thriller -- things get complicated when you sell the most records ever. People got swept up in Thriller, but Off the Wall's my favorite of the three records he did with Quincy Jones. Many people say that in the documentary, too.

His mom, Katherine, says Michael was very hurt when he won only one Grammy Award for Off the Wall in 1980. How much did that motivate him?
Michael Jordan's a good friend of mine. Any ­negative thing someone says to him, he uses that as fuel. When Michael didn't win the Grammys he thought he should have won, it's like, "Alright, motherf--ers. I got somethin' for yo' ass." And that was Thriller.

Michael never seemed like an "alright, ­motherf--ers" kind of guy.

No, he was. Let's not get it twisted: Michael was competitive. Any record he did, he wanted the thing to be No. 1. He was hurt, and he came back with a vengeance.

Did you like Michael?
Yeah. Mike came to my house in Brooklyn. I put on the CD -- this was [1995's] HIStory -- and he said, "Pick any song you want to direct." So I picked "Stranger in Moscow." He said, "No, that's not the one you want! You want to do 'They Don't Care About Us.' " (Laughs.) Michael was slick.

When Michael was making Off the Wall, a lot of people thought his career was over, didn't they?
There were doubts. But Michael never doubted ­himself. He just knew he had been given the freedom to do his thing. And to do that, he and his brothers first had to get out of a Motown contract. And then he had to step away from his brothers, too. Family is a cross to bear.

In the movie, you don't address Michael's accusation that his dad, Joe, was physically abusive. Why not?
Here's the thing, and I appreciate your ­question: So many people focus on the other stuff. We wanted to focus on the music. People might say that's a cop-out. I don't care. Personally, I'm not going to say Joe Jackson was a bad guy. Have you ever been to the Jacksons' house in Gary, Indiana? There were nine kids sleeping on top of each other. He saw talent in his kids, and he made it work. Nowadays, if you hit your kid, you're going to jail. Back then, if you messed around -- I'm just talking for black folks -- you got hit. I don't think children should be beat, but sometimes, upside the head? (Shrugs.) Maybe I'm old-fashioned. And that house in Gary? That should be a national landmark. Alright, President Obama. You've got one year left. (Laughs.)

It seems like Joe was simultaneously the best artist manager of all time and the worst.

Joe's OK in my book. Of course, he wasn't my father! (Laughs.)

Michael's brothers Jackie and Marlon, who have good relationships with John Branca and John McClain, the executors of Jackson's estate, are in the film. But Janet, Jermaine and Randy, who have denounced the executors, are not in it. Why?
They didn't want to be a part of it. It's no secret that there's tension between [parts of] the family and the estate. Any time money's involved, there's going to be static.

There's one thing about your ­documentary that isn't great: the title. Why such a ­cumbersome title?
Wasn't me.

Was the title dictated to you by the estate?
It wasn't me. (Laughs.) Man, I should be running for office right now. That was a true politician's answer, wasn't it? Give me Iowa!


This is your second Jackson documentary -- the first was Bad 25. Do you want to do another one?
I'd really like to do a documentary about Thriller. I've let the estate know, but I've not been given the job yet.

Do you think the success of Thriller was bad for Michael's music? After that, he was ­obsessed with topping it.

Thriller became a monster on his back. Every record after that, he was trying to sell more records. I think there's a cost for that.

This story originally appeared in the Jan. 23 issue of Billboard.

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- RockTheBoat   OTW re-release + documentary Feb.26   Feb 18 2015, 07:10 PM
- - RockTheBoat   ''Two big names just recorded their holdin...   Feb 18 2015, 07:22 PM
- - RockTheBoat   My interview for Spike's OFF THE WALL doc brou...   Feb 19 2015, 05:59 PM
- - RockTheBoat   режисьорът Лий Даниелс:   Feb 20 2015, 07:15 PM
- - RockTheBoat   http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/spik...s-why...   Nov 14 2015, 11:19 PM
- - RockTheBoat   Sundance Film Festival 2016 premieres, documentari...   Dec 9 2015, 06:22 PM
- - RockTheBoat   Hello MJFAM: We know that for months, you have be...   Jan 7 2016, 04:08 PM
- - RockTheBoat   Off The Wall: Michael Jackson's Original Album...   Jan 7 2016, 08:02 PM
- - RockTheBoat   откъс от документалния филм:   Jan 8 2016, 04:19 PM
- - RockTheBoat   Kevin Hughes ‏@Popprince Jan 7 The deluxe so...   Jan 9 2016, 10:32 PM
- - RockTheBoat   реклама: кадрите от Triumph tour   Jan 13 2016, 06:15 PM
- - damita   Ще бъде вълнуващо, усещам...   Jan 14 2016, 12:05 AM
- - RockTheBoat   Spike Lee on His Revealing New Michael Jackson Doc...   Jan 15 2016, 11:30 PM
- - RockTheBoat   от тази сутрин:   Jan 20 2016, 07:14 PM
- - RockTheBoat   Sundance: Why Michael Jackson's Legacy Was Ent...   Jan 21 2016, 08:56 PM
- - RockTheBoat   Vinnie Malhotra ‏@vinniemalhotra Spike Lee i...   Jan 26 2016, 05:29 PM
- - RockTheBoat   още ревюта: 'Michael Jackson's Journey f...   Jan 26 2016, 05:35 PM
- - nik   Billboard: Are More Michael Jackson Movies on the ...   Jan 26 2016, 06:44 PM
- - RockTheBoat   Снощи филма беше излъчен в Щатите и беше тренд в Т...   Feb 7 2016, 06:30 PM
- - RockTheBoat   Кадрите от филма от Triumph Tour: К...   Feb 7 2016, 06:33 PM
- - RockTheBoat   OTW на #10 в момента, Thriller #40, Essential #60 ...   Feb 8 2016, 12:30 AM
- - RockTheBoat   Мигел ще направи MJ трибют на Грамите като промо з...   Feb 11 2016, 10:55 PM
- - RockTheBoat   Мигел репетира:   Feb 14 2016, 05:52 PM
- - RockTheBoat   целият филм:   Feb 15 2016, 05:03 PM
- - damita   Ооо, супер, благодаря ти!   Feb 15 2016, 07:30 PM
- - RockTheBoat   Изгледах го. Много добър филм. Спайк Лий определен...   Feb 15 2016, 10:56 PM
- - RockTheBoat   изпълнението на Мигел   Feb 16 2016, 04:55 PM
- - RockTheBoat   CNN Entertainment ‏@CNNent "She's ...   Feb 16 2016, 05:01 PM
- - damita   Хубаво е.   Feb 16 2016, 05:40 PM
- - nik   Готино е изпълнението, но е пореден повод да се уб...   Feb 16 2016, 06:59 PM
|- - RockTheBoat   Цитат(nik @ Feb 16 2016, 06:59 PM) Готино...   Feb 16 2016, 07:34 PM
- - damita   Ако някой иска да си свали филма, ето два линка: ...   Aug 9 2017, 11:42 PM
- - damita   Изгледах го. Как ми се ще да съм имала възможност ...   Aug 11 2017, 11:14 PM
- - nik   Да, някак остава в сянката на Bad и Thriller.   Aug 12 2017, 09:33 AM

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