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 Posted:   May 9, 2018 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

A 1978 TV series that only last one season, although a long one, about three women who embrace new lives as stewardesses

The series featured a few composers as well as a theme by David Shire (who for some reason didn't score any episodes).

The best quality sound for the theme is in "In the Still of the Night" (so far).

I'll have to skip five episodes as I cannot fidn al oad for any of them. Already in this first set I have skipped two episodes. I should finish up the episodes I can do, by Friday or Saturday.



"Pilot"
By: Jonathan Tunick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNeRjFL3itc

Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:00 in.
  • About 9:20 in.
  • 10:33 in.
  • 36:08 in.
  • About 38:30 in.
  • 1:04:36 in.

    Orchestral, some disco elements, some old sitcom scoring approaches, some jazz -- it has a wide range.



    "Fear of Cheesecake"
    By: Jonathan Tunick
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E-3BpFOQL0 (in French)

    Highlights:
  • 1:37 in. Featuring a laid-back solo trumpet.
  • 10:21 in.
  • 15:32 in. A nice, although short, rendition of Shire's theme
  • 19:12 in. Another nice rendition.
  • About 29:00 in. A string piece; I think this might be an arrangement of a classical piece.

    Look -- Higgins.



    "The Marcy Connection"
    By: Robert Prince
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0lYTzfZ_XQ (in French)

    This is Prince's first effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 1:05 in. A breezy jazz-y piece with two sax's.
  • 13:22 in.
  • 25:11 in. A montage cue with some Spanish flavor.
  • 28:35 in. Some more Spanish flavoring.
  • 35:23 in. Short but sweet.
  • 36:44 in.
  • About 39:00 in. More at 40:38 in (this time with no cricket).
  • 42:25 in.



    "In the Still of the Night"
    By: Arthur B. Rubinstein
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Js3EwVBIMo (in French)

    This is Rubinstein's first effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 1:04 in.
  • 3:52 in. Though I'm joining a cue already in progress.
  • About 9:00 in.
  • 15:50 in.
  • About 16:40 in. Also includes a brief nod to "Psycho" at the end.
  • 23:09 in.
  • 29:41 in. Disco source music.
  • 31:19 in.
  • 35:40 in. And after the commercial break.
  • About 42:20 in.



    "The Vanishing Point"
    By: Robert Prince
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aoxox78lvUY (in French)

    Highlights:
  • 1:36 in.
  • 4:09 in. Another nice short cue. A similar cue at 10:53 in.
  • 30:00 in. Short, but it can be tacked onto 20:49 in, which essentially picks up where the short cue left off.
  • About 36:50 in.
  • 43:30 in.

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     Posted:   May 9, 2018 - 5:41 PM   
     By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

    There's a disco version of one of Chopin's etudes in the Pilot. Is there a way to determine whether or not Tunick was the arranger?

     
     Posted:   May 10, 2018 - 10:37 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    "Beautiful People"
    By: Robert Prince
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ5EqnoU8a8 (in French)

    Highlights:
  • 1:06 in. An arrangement of Shire's theme.
  • 7:24 in.
  • About 10:30 in.
  • 27:06 in.
  • 36:26 in. It also crossfades into another disco party source cue.
  • 42:12 in. Another disco party source cue, although short. More 42:53 in.



    "High Rollers"
    By: Robert Prince
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8bmAdSg6kA (in French)

    Highlights:
  • 1:06 in. An arrangement of Shire's theme.
  • 20:14 in.
  • 37:35 in. Actually, it's starts sometime before, but it's mixed so low you can barely hear it. It dips back down again to barely audible levels.



    "Palm Springs Weekend"
    By: Arthur B. Rubinstein
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu-7vs1cmPE (in French)

    Highlights:
  • 1:06 in.
  • 15:11 in.
  • 35:15 in.



    "South by Southwest"
    By: Jonathan Tunick
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SSVIUAEXLM (in French)

    This is Tunick's final score for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 1:06 in. Some drama and mystery, atypical of the scores so far; mostly SFX free. Some parts kind of remind me of "Psycho". It's the longest cue so far, at over three minutes in length. It's a really nice cue -- I'd love to own this.
  • 12:35 in. More "Psycho"; was it a temp? Is Tunick just a fan of Herrmann?
  • 16:30 in. Some light jazz with some touches of disco.
  • 19:27 in.
  • 26:25 in.
  • 32:47 in. Okay, it has to be on purpose. Now he's doing "Vertigo".
  • 36:00 in.
  • 38:32 in.
  • 44:27 in.

    There's some odd aversion to calling the police in this episode.
    See somebody kidnapped? Eh, somebody else will call the police.
    Come back to your hotel room and find an item missing? Eh, somebody else will call the police.



    "Swan Song for an Ugly Duckling"
    By: Robert Prince
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQo8kdzRS4Q (in French)

    Highlights:
  • 1:06 in.
  • 31:22 in. Disco party source music.
  • 44:35 in. More disco source party music.

    Musician Cab Calloway playing the piano at 31:50 in; he looks really excited about it. 31:30 in: Frank De Vol "dancing" to the source music.
    The credits have a "thank you" to Cab and Frank, but don't credit them for their roles.

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     Posted:   May 11, 2018 - 8:57 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    "Great Expectations"
    By: Tom Scott
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pet5Vl4uiuQ (in French)

    Scott did two scores for the series, but the other episode isn't up.

    Highlights:
  • 1:07 in.



    "Eye Opener"
    By: Arthur B. Rubinstein
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reMkmRinn0s (in French)

    Highlights:
  • 13:50 in.
  • 20:56 in.
  • 27:04 in: Funky ladder climbing music.
  • 30:49 in.
  • 32:27 in.
  • 33:37 in.



    "The Challenges"
    By: Ralph Kessler
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRDp6i1eVsw (in French)

    Kessler did two scores for the series, but the other episode isn't up.

    Highlights:
  • 1:06 in.
  • 5:25 in. Also has a little more of that breezy light jazz the above cue has, somewhere about thirty seconds or so in.
  • 8:46 in.
  • 15:53 in. Short but nice.
  • 20:05 in: more of that breezy light jazz
  • 31:15 in.



    "Fun Flight" (last episode of the series)
    By: Arthur B. Rubinstein
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecG16od6P4Q (in French)

    Highlights:
  • 1:05 in.
  • 9:54 in. Another short but nice cue.
  • 11:44 in.
  • About 42:10 in.



    And so concludes the series. I bet they could have won an award if in the last minutes of the final episode there were severe problems and the plane crashed and killed all the leads.


    Anyway, the final composer tally was:

    Robert Prince (7)
    Arthur B. Rubinstein (5)
    Jonathan Tunick (3)
    Ralph Kessler (2)
    Tom Scott (2)


    There were lots of short cues, ten or so seconds. I just couldn't mention all of them. Over all there isn't much score in the series.

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