Photos: The Making of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Video

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Photograph by Douglas Kirkland © 1983 Optimum Productions/Courtesy Filipacchi Publishing.

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Kirkland: There were many hours of makeup that had to be applied for Michael's transformations, and during that time, he was very relaxed, even if he was limited in his movement. The only way he could drink was through a straw. But I?ve never seen anybody be more patient and calm under stress, because he could not have been comfortable.

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