Have been a Fugitive fan since it's first episode..seldom missed a program. The music by Peter Rugolo (sp?) is stamped in my brain. Can still hum it. Is anyone aware that parts of the soundtrack from the Outer Limits, which was also an ongoing series at that time, was used in the Fugitive. David Janseen and Barry Morse were excellent in their parts. I saw in the credits of the movie with Harrison Ford and T.L. Jones that Peter Rugolo was a consultant ...Was there any intention during the creation of the Fugitive movie to use the original soundtrack from TV. To me the music was as much a part of the story as the players..Music always is with me. Not to say the soundtrack from the movie wasn't good. In fact, it was very good. Have the tape/cd and play it often...It tells the story...you can visualize many of the scenes in your mind, the chase, dying the hair, subway fight, "no press." My hat is off to James Newton Howard.
Mr. Robertson has written a book that was done with an obvious love of the subject matter. Though he admits he discovered David Janssen via his post-Fugitive "Harry-O" series, his thorough research makes this a "must read" for Fugophiles. I was truly impressed by the celebrity interviews. Barry Morse and Stephen King were excellent frontline introductions that certainly legitimized this meticulous account of this classic Television series. Insights from the guest cast ranging from Richard Anderson to Carol Rosser as well as show creator Mr. Huggins were truly informative. However, it is Mr. Robertson who has set the tone of this labor of love by concentrating on what fans of "The Fugitive" want and should remember. This is not a tell all scandal written anthology, rather it is a reminder that this was and is a classic that will endure.
I can certainly add my kudos to Ed Robertson for his labor of love in this book commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the famous television program. This work brings to life the entire four years that the series ran on network television, and gives the reader the feeling that he was actually "on location" with the cast and crew as they produced this first-rate series. Each episode is fully documented with full credits for the director and all principal actors in the series. The episode synopsis give the reader a feeling of being on the run with the Fugitive. The opening and closing narration for each episode certainly sets the tone for each nights program. If you are a fan of this great television series, then this book is certainly for you. I highly recommend it.
This book was a long time in coming! Lesser shows were given exposure in the bookstores long before Robertson's expose of all things Fuge came around. Not only is the history of the show outlined, but you have a broad synopsis for each episode, interviews with involved actors and producers, etc. The inclusion of articles and cartoons that were released during the show's spectacular run make it even more of a historical perspective. Robertson's labor of love paid off. This is a must for all "Fuge" fans!
Accurate and interesting tracing of show's concept, production, scripts, and acting, with plenty of tidbits about Kimble's character and behind-the-scenes activities. A welcome jewel for the library of show afficianados, nicely augmenting videos of the episodes. I treasure this like I do THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION.