Michael Jackson 24-Hour Tribute: Hour #18 I Can’t Help It

A beautiful garden with a pond, used as the scene for Michael Jackson's song, I Can't Help It.

I Can’t Help It

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Michael Jackson

All Rights Reserved

 

FADE IN:

EXT. POND – DAY

We follow as a flat rock skips over the surface of water in reverse, actually hitting the surface with EVERY CHORD of the MUSIC.

AS BEAT COMES IN the rock returns to where it started, flying up in reverse into Michael’s hand.

Continuing with the fluid camera we slowly pan over him and towards the direction of which he looks.…

… The surface of the water, where he stares out at his reflection. (Push in on it)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Looking in my mirror

took me by surprise

I can’t help but see you

running often through my mind

Yeah

Michael turns around towards camera and starts to walk away. (Camera tracking him)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Helpless like a baby

sensual disguise

Falling back wider as we track, his girl is brought into frame as they are actually holding hands. (He looks to her as they keep walking)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I can’t help but love you

it’s getting better all the time

Michael steps out on his own and starts to do a little dance in place, camera shooting out in reverse to a wide shot…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I can’t help it

if I wanted to

… And zooms back in on him…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I wouldn’t help it

even if I could

… Only to be shot out again… (This time high angle)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I can’t help it

if I wanted to

… And zooms back in as if a yo-yo.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I wouldn’t help it

No

Spinning around with a 180, Michael sends the camera out again…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I can’t help it

if I wanted to

… Brings it back…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I wouldn’t help it

even if I could

… Out high…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I can’t help it

if I wanted to

… And back.

Lyrics

(Michael singing)

I wouldn’t help it

No

DISSOLVE TO:

Starting from an Extreme close-up of Michael placing lily pads on the surface of the water we tilt up as he stands and takes his girl’s hand to guide her towards the water.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

(Ad Libs)

A little timid, she trusts Michael as he has her stand on the lily pads and is mesmerized to find that they hold her up.

Michael follows suit, holding her right beside him.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Love to run my fingers

softly while you sigh

Love came and possessed you

 bringing sparkles to your eyes

DISSOLVE TO:

With the lily pads beneath their feet the two are able to dance on the surface of the pond.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

Like a trip to heaven

heaven is the prize

and I’m so glad I found you

girl

You’re an angel in disguise

Letting her hand go, Michael performs for his ladylove. (Camera again shooting out to a wide on every other verse and zooming back in vice versa)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I can’t help it

if I wanted to

I wouldn’t help it

even if I could

I can’t help it

if I wanted to

I wouldn’t help it

No (X2)

DISSOLVE TO:

In a field of dandelions Michael picks one for his girl and holds it up for her to blow.

As soon as she does the dandelion puffs turn into butterflies and fly around them, leaving her amazed.

The butterflies then fly over all the surrounding dandelions, producing countless others as they scatter to the wind all the other dandelion puffs.

All flying around as Michael leads his lady in dance.

As butterflies make contact with the overhead trees countless magical petals began to rain down.

LYRICS

(Michael singing

during Ad-Libs and…)

And I’m

so glad I found you girl

You’re an angel in disguise

Once again Michael performs for her…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

(chorus X2)

He takes her by the hand and starts walking while doing a little dance along the way.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

(chorus X2)

Coming up and out as Michael and his girl continue walking through their magical garden.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

(chorus X2)

(Ad Libs)

FADE OUT:

 

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