Originally Posted by shoeshineboy
Does anyone else find that it's strange that, through this whole great series (and the immense controversy of its dvd release) that the only 'so-far' extra to be announced is about a scorer who isn't even known as the series' main music supplier? If you were to do a minifeature on the Fugitive, and it had to be about the music, wouldn't 5-10 minutes on Rugolo be the most obvious feature?
I don't want to overly gripe, we all have kicked this can before and it appears that the series will receive an honourable release for the final season; however, the powers that be just seem to be not in synch with the real world here... They know i'll buy but c'mon... if you are gonna do a featurette, why isn't it on janssen or huggins or rugolo?
I meant to reply to this yesterday and got sidetracked, but there's something odd about this featurette.
And I think I mean in a good way. As I sort of hinted at, this extra feature on Dominic Frontiere almost looks - to this outsider - to perhaps be part of deal to use the music. As mentioned, there have been zero extra features on ANYTHING in the releases so far, and here we have the first one, and it's about someone who composed music for a different series. Yes, Mr. Frontiere did work for the Quinn Martin stable with work on both THE INVADERS and TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH around this time, but he wasn't *known*, nor even credited for his old OUTER LIMITS cues used in THE FUGITIVE in season four, so having the first-ever feature in a DVD set done on Mr. Frontiere does indeed seem odd. But since it likely means that they're leaving the music cues in place - that's a good thing.
I'm certainly no expert on what cues were in the contested Capitol Music Library that's caused all the fuss, and I'm not certain at all that there aren't going to be some problematic cues in season four. I hope not. But if a needed Heyes cue pops up here and there -- don't be surprised. At this point, we've heard nothing from CBS/Paramount regarding their official stance on how Season Four will be handled. All we've been given is a date, a picture, and word of a feature on Dominic Frontiere.