|Smooth Criminal - by Michael Jackson|
|Year of production||1988|
|Video links||YouTube, YouTube (Moonwalker Version)|
Smooth Criminal is a ten-minute long clip in which Jackson dances through a 1940s-style nightclub. The version is reminiscent of the musical number known as "The Girl Hunt Ballet" which is featured as the final number in the 1952 musical film The Band Wagon.
Other versions include the Sped Up/Moonwalker Credits Version which is commonly shown on music video stations and appears during the end credits for Moonwalker. It is essentially the video sped up, with an added blur effect, and some alternate angles. The Album Version is the regular version of the video edited to be in sync with the original album version of the song. It excludes the added lyric, the middle section along with various other moments.
The effect in the video when Jackson and the dancers lean forward a seemingly impossible distance was achieved using special harnesses with wires, and magnets.
|Smooth Criminal - by Alien Ant Farm|
|Artist(s)||Alien Ant Farm|
|Year of production||2001|
Smooth Criminal features the band performing inside a boxing ring and a front lawn. There are references to Michael Jackson and his videos: