21 Hours at Munich originally aired opposite the television premiere of Gone With the Wind to poor ratings in 1976, but was later nominated for two Emmy's including 'Outstanding Special - Drama or Comedy.'
Director William Graham dramatizes the events surrounding the 1972 Black September kidnapping of Israeli Olympic atheletes, and subsequent rescue efforts by Israeli comando team refusing to negotiate. Laurence Rosenthal, who frequently works with Graham on numerous TV movies, uses modest but still powerful orchestra to underline tense activities, dramatic scenarios unfolding onscreen. Rosenthal spotlights complex percussion section (rototoms, snares, bongos, vibraphone, scraped tam tam, other sounds), focuses on suspense, action inherent in the gripping story. The score is just over a half an hour.
Intrada presents it complete from the only known surviving set of 1/4" session tapes mixed in mono as per the film and preserved by Rosenthal immediately following the actual recording sessions. Laurence Rosenthal conducts. According to Intrada, the Signature Edition is available while interest and supplies last.