This was Duke Ellington's first film score, undertaken at the urging of Anatomy of a Murder's director, Otto Preminger. The full range of the composer's previous work was brought to bear on this 1959 work. Ellington was a natural choice to convey the rich and varied emotional moods of this drama. Tension and release, danger and safety, movement and stillness, darkness and light; the textural palette that was Ellington's signature was always compellingly cinematic. In these orchestral settings, Duke's soloists (Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, and others) shine, as their playing reflects true variations on a theme in a classical sense. That's not to say that this set doesn't swing, too – "Happy Anatomy" is a short but fully cranked gallop. This is an album of rich variety and evocative writing.
This new single documentary for ITV focuses on the personal stories of victims caught up in a major road crash involving 130 vehicles and 300 people. On the morning of September 5, 2013, dozens of cars, lorries, vans and motorbikes crashed into one another in thick fog on a 100ft high bridge linking Sheppey Island in Kent with the mainland. Shocking pictures of cars and other vehicles caught up in the mayhem topped newspaper websites and social media as the fog cleared and the news began to break. At the time, police described the fact no-one had died as miraculous.
Science Channel investigates one of the most perplexing airplane disasters in recent history with the US Premiere of AIRASIA 8501: ANATOMY OF A CRASH. This fateful event culminated on December 28th, 2014 when AirAsia flight 8501 and its 155 passengers and seven crew members were lost in a storm, 40 minutes into its journey from Indonesia to Singapore. Comparing and contrasting the story of this flight with aviation tragedies of the recent past such as Air France flight 447 and Malaysia Airlines flight 370, this in-depth documentary will examine the impact of the Earth’s increasingly severe weather conditions on the aviation industry. It will also question whether so-called ‘super storms’ are becoming more frequent and severe, while looking at the cutting-edge technology currently being developed to prevent future tragedies.