The full music video for “Bad” is an 18-minute short film written by novelist and screenwriter Richard Price and directed by Martin Scorsese. The video has many references to the 1961 film West Side Story, especially the “Cool” sequence. The soundtrack for the full length video used a different audio track than the album recording. This soundtrack included an instrumental organ solo which was not a part of the album recording.
The video was not commercially released until it was included in the video albums; Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (long version on DVD and short version in VHS), Number Ones (short version), Michael Jackson’s Vision (long version) and the Target version DVD of Bad 25 (short version). The full video was introduced in a TV special Michael Jackson: The Magic Returns on Primetime, a CBS television show on August 31, 1987.
The full video won awards at various prestigious award ceremonies including Favourite Single (Soul/R&B) at the American Music Awards and Biggest Selling Album by a Male Soloist in the UK from the Guinness Book of World Records.
Synopsis: Maureen is a young American in Paris making her living as a personal shopper for a celebrity. Also, she may have the psychic ability to communicate with spirits, just like her twin brother, Lewis, who recently passed away. Maureen soon starts receiving mysterious messages coming from an unknown source.
Actors: Nora von WaldstÃ¤tten, Anders Danielsen Lie, Ty Olwin, Hammou GraÃ¯a, Audrey Bonnet, Kristen Stewart, Benjamin Biolay, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz