The 1983 music video directed by John Landis will take its place among 25 films to be inducted, marking the first time a music video has been included in the Registry.

“Because of the way the recording industry is evolving and changing, we thought it would be good to go back to the development of an earlier seismic shift, which was the development of the music video,” National Film Preservation Board coordinator Steve Leggett said.

Congress established the National Film Registry in 1989 to ensure original copies of motion pictures are preserved in a safe place. To accomplish this, the Registry works with film archives and movie studios.

Films to be inducted along with “Thriller” include 1979’s “The Muppet Movie,” the 1957 science fiction classic “The Incredible Shrinking Man” and director Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western masterpiece “Once Upon A Time In The West.”

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