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Wisecrack Illuminates The Brilliance of ‘Thriller’

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wisecrackthrillerI love that Wisecrack is spreading their insight and humor to new areas. This week the team, fronted by Greg aka Sparky Sweets, PhD from Thug Notes, digs into the layers of awesome that makes #1 album of all time, Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

The examination celebrates the progressive intermixing of race and music genre via guest artists and images from music videos, delves into the music history that Jackson appropriates and advances, and discusses the innovations for narrative music videos in the much loved and mimicked “Thriller” video.

As a bonus, it illuminates the postmodern brilliance of Jackson’s best-selling album, a genre/style mishmash full of intertextual call outs.

My hope is that Wisecrack will continue to use their mad skills on music as well as literature, film, and philosophy.

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Author: Erin Perry

I'm a high school English teacher specializing in AP Literature and Film Analysis. I'm interested in most things geeky, including superheroes, vampires, zombies, teen culture, postmodern philosophy, pop culture analysis, and combinations of the aforementioned. Follow me on Twitter @eriuperry.

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