Among the slate of over 300 films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was Director Spike Lee’s new documentary Bad 25 – a look at the making of Michael Jackson’s Bad album 25 years after its release.
It’s a pretty cool look at a time when big hair, bad attitude and the occasional glitter was still all the rage. And a period during which women (and some men) fainted at the sight of Michael Jackson and not Justin Bieber or Ryan Gosling.
The album, which was MJ’s seventh studio album went on to sell 45 million copies worldwide and is listed as the fifth best selling album of all time. Can you guess which album holds the number one spot?
Spike Lee was actually there to introduce the movie. Here’s a clip of him speaking about the first time he met and worked with the King of Pop.
And as for the soundtrack for the week, we picked the seventh track from Bad – “Man in the Mirror” – which features such notable people as Martin Luther King, Lech Wałęsa, Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Mahatma Gandhi and Rosa Parks.
Spike Lee’s film goes into great detail about the story behind this song. In retrospect, the video seems a bit earnest but hey, it was a different time back then. Enjoy.
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