Michael Jackson 24-Hour Tribute: Hour #5-Can’t Let Her Get Away

Michael Jackson in hot pursuit of the girl of his dreams in this music video script by Rico Lamoureux.

Can’t Let Her Get Away

Music Video Concept/Script

By

Rico Lamoureux

Song

By

Michael Jackson

All Rights Reserved

 

FADE IN:

INT.MALL – DAY

Extreme close-up, track on a pair of red pumps as they walk into a mall while slowly tilting up on the long sexy body the shoes belong to…

Halfway up the bombshell comes to a stop and as the rest of her fills the frame she looks at her designer watch, takes off her designer sunglasses, looks out to the countless shops before her and exits frame left.

Camera whips around in the opposite direction and finds Michael in a glass elevator alone, staring out and dancing as it rises.

Camera whips around again, this time to find what has Michael’s attention…

…Bombshell being lifted to the next floor by an escalator.

Multiple cross cuts between Michael in elevator and Beauty on escalator both rising… (Paced to MUSIC)

Coming off the last shot of Michael we fast-forward whip around/shoot in through a designer store to find Bombshell eyeing some new attire.

Behind her standing atop a platform, a mannequin comes to life and starts to move like Michael. It’s him…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I thought she had to have it

since the first time she came

She starts to turn around, and right before she can notice anything unusual Michael freezes while simultaneously inhabiting another mannequin a few feet away.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

who knows the situation

mysteries do remain

He goes still again just as she lifts her head.

And comes to life with the one she passes as she heads for the checkout counter.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

and now I wonder why

I break down when I cry

Michael jumps to one more mannequin, this one in the storefront as she checks out.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

is it something I said

or is it just a lie

As Bombshell exits the store and starts to merge with the other strolling shoppers Michael is already outside and turns away.

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

(or is it just a lie)

Scared he’ll lose her, he quickly turns back around…

Camera zooms through the crowd until it finds the back of her long gorgeous hair…

Then jumps back to a wide – Michael using his trick of jumping/becoming one body after another, only this time using the actual shoppers between him and his Beauty to close the distance. (As camera pushes through the crowd Michael becomes this shopper… That shopper… At just the right time, instantly in their clothes as he does so.)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I try so hard to love you

some things take

time and shame

I think the whole world

of you

your thoughts of me remain

I’ll play the fool for you

I’ll change the rules for you

just say it and I’ll do it

just make this

thing come true

Right as she stops and looks into another shop window Michael is at her back dancing…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

(make a dream come true)

Camera whips around and now finds Michael on the ground floor dressed in a janitor’s outfit and moonwalking while dust mopping, Bombshell right behind him (back-to-back) as she heads for the exit…

… Camera encircles them with a 360, coming back around on Michael as Bombshell walks out the door…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

If I let her get away

though I’m begging

on my knees

I’ll be crying every day

knowing the girl

that got away

As soon as that glass door closes he goes into a choreographed dance routine, camera slowly falling back to wide revealing all the shoppers are dancing the moves as well…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I can’t let

I can’t let her get away

I can’t let

I can’t let her get away

Camera whips around 180°, Michael already there waiting for it as he and the countless shoppers continue their routine…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I can’t let

I can’t let her get away

I can’t let

I can’t let her get away

EXT.BUSY NEW YORK CITY STREET – CONTINUOUS

Michael peers over and through a car and foot traffic to his ever elusive dream girl as he dances through it all…

… Engaging his teleportation trick to help close the distance… (We occasionally crosscut to Bombshell walking down the sidewalk)

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I tried to mastermind it

by saying let it be

but every time I did it

the heart came back at me

I told you that I need you

8000 times and why

I played the full for you

and still you say goodbye

Bombshell heads into a shiny skyscraper…

LYRICS

(still you say goodbye)

Halfway to the skyscraper Michael heads for it with moonwalk-style dancing…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

if I let her get away

then the world will

have to see

a full who lives alone

in the fool who

set you free

Everyone on the sidewalk and street break out into the choreographed dance routine, Michael going through the last stretch to the skyscraper by means of his morphing magic…

LYRICS

(Michael singing)

I can’t let

I can’t let her get away

I can’t let

I can’t let her get away

I can’t let

I can’t let her get away

I can’t let

I can’t let her get away

As he enters the tall building he’s immediately met with countless ‘fashion people’ working like busy bees, having to shift, dodge, and so forth to not get ran into by each other as Michael looks beyond them for Bombshell but only spots a stage surrounded by ‘fashion insiders’…

Camera whips around to where he was but finds nothing then whips back to find him on stage performing… (Multiple quick shots/angles)

The fashion show starts and Bombshell is the first model out, Michael tracking along as he dances at her back… (Unknown to her)

She strikes a pose at the end of the catwalk and remains there in stillness as the other models walk out, strut, and pose along the strip… (All while Michael is nonstop at Bombshell’s back)

When CHORUS COMES BACK IN all the models (with the exception of Bombshell) break out into the dance routine, Michael working the runway up and down in the process.

AS WE NEAR END OF SONG he’s back at her back (back-to-back) dancing like there’s no tomorrow… (Covering it with really quick multiple shots/angles while every now and then crosscutting to frontals of Bombshell and photogs /fashion insiders…

END OF SONG – Michael grabs Bombshell’s arm and whips her around to face him…

… They stare into one another’s eyes…

LYRICS

(MICHAEL SINGING)

 I got the feelin’

can’t let her go

can’t let her go

I can’t let

I can’t let her get away

I can’t let

I can’t let her get away

I can’t let

I can’t let her get away

I can’t let

I can’t let her get away

FADE OUT:

Now have a listen to the song…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxRgnldmkTo

RICO LAMOUREUX has been writing stories for over three decades now. He feels the greatest tale he will ever tell is to his future child, of how important it is to follow one’s passion. Part of the story involves the fact that the universe ended up placing a price tag on Rico’s dream of having a child, and so now he’s working on making this dream a reality. If you would like to help bestow the gift of fatherhood you can do so here…
Rico Lamoureux and his mission to have a baby.

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