As a composer, I really got a kick out of this commercial spot for Lipton Yellow Label Tea which shows how a composer, a very famous one, creates the music for a major pop culture event: Mission Impossible. The music has lasted for decades since the television series and then with the movie remakes with a bonafide star Tom Cruise.
Check it out. I wish I had a room where these players would drop from suspension wires whenever I needed them!
Interesting how infectious that theme is and how it has lasted the test of time – mainly because of that cool rhythm. Could it be Lalo Schifrin‘s Argentinian upbringing? Tango anyone?
And yes, the tea does things for me, though I prefer the pearl jasmine tea I get down in Chinatown at $100 per pound. Man! Just talking about makes me want to go brew a pot!