Jacques Peretti examines the final four months of the singer’s life and the events leading up to his death. The reporter delves behind the scenes of the star’s proposed comeback concerts and personal life, speaking to witnesses in London and Los Angeles, as he tries to piece together why the mingly fit and healthy performer died unexpectedly in his American home.
Michael Jackson's Thriller is an American 13-minute music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983. It was directed by John Landis, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Jackson. It was MTV's first world premiere video. Voted as the most influential pop music video of all time, Thriller proved to have a profound effect on popular culture, and was named "a watersh
In December 1993, Michael Jackson was forced to face his toughest audience yet, the DA and cops from the L.A.P.D. who were now investigating allegations of child abuse. The police were collecting evidence to corroborate the story of Michaels accusers. How was it that the king of pop got to this? Physically abused by a violent father, living his young life in the very grown up music business and
This Easter marked the 100th anniversary of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising. Michael Collins who was born in Clonakilty, Co. Cork on the 16th of October 1890 was a foot-soldier in this Rising and during the War of Independence (1919-1921) he became director of intelligence for the I.R.A., their primary objective being to weaken the British intelligence system through an effective network of Irish spi
Violence is running out of control in Mexico as rival drug cartels battle over the smuggling routes to America. Mexico’s president has declared war on the gangsters but the only result appears to be an escalation of the killings. More than 7000 people were killed in drug-related violence in Mexico in 2009 and 2010 has already got off to a gruesome and bloody start. The man who runs Mexico’s most
All over the world hundreds of thousands of people are fighting a hidden war, the outcome of which could affect us all, its the war against drugs. Despite a world wide crackdown drug use continues to rise, so BBC reporter Stacey Dooley is travelling across three continents to investigate the newest drugs on the market, asking questions such as, who is really behind the narcotic trades and what are
Some Kind of Monster is a music documentary about Metallica’s making of their album St. Anger and the difficulties they had to go through in the process. The directors shot over 1200 hours and followed the band around night and day for over a year to create this documentary.
Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey is a 2005 documentary directed by Sam Dunn with Scot McFadyen and Jessica Wise. The film follows 31-year-old Sam Dunn, a Canadian anthropologist, who has been a heavy metal fan since the age of 12. He sets out across the world to uncover the various opinions on heavy metal music, including its origins, culture, controversy, and reasons it is loved by so many people
They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the “next big thing” that will snare the attention of their prey–a market segment worth an estimated $150 billion a year. They are the merchants of cool: creators and sellers of popular culture who have made teena