"Be Seeing You"
RIP Patrick McGoohan
Patrick McGoohan, creator of The Prisoner and star of Danger Man, has died after a short illness in a hospital in Santa Monica, California, aged 80. The Irish American actor's work in the 60s foreshadowed concerns about freedom and personal privacy that remain key political issues today, thanks to the erosion of liberties …
. . . knowing that soon his wild spirit will quieten, and the foolishness will fall away to reveal a model citizen (No2 to No6 -- The Prisoner, Dance of the Dead)
RIP Mg McGoohan ... looks like you managed to escape the village after all.
... be seeing you.
Isn't the whole point of the program that there are multiple no. 2s? A different one each week?
Typical Yanks, messing with perfection.
Sorry to see Mr McGoohan is no longer with us. I'm old enough to remember Danger Man (though not much about it....). But The Prisoner is just amazing - once seen, never forgotten.
I'd like to say rest in peace, but I kind of like the idea of him charging round Heaven demanding to see "Number One". He was so much more than an actor. I'm alarmed to hear that someone is remaking The Prisoner, but I'll give it a fair shot. If they keep the same message and idealism from the original, then hopefully it's something PM would have approved of.
Farewell - you were always a free man,
(I should have put a sad face for a sad event, but I can't help but smile as I remember that series).
> from Harry Lime to Jason Bourne.
Assuming you mean the Harry Lime from "The Third Man", the movie was produced in 1949, or so IMDB tells me. Graham Greene probably wrote the book well before that. Somehow I doubt that he was influenced by Danger Man.
Sorry to hear about Patrick, tho.
Yeah, like Martin said, I'm dreading what America's going to do to this 'reimaging', and I'm an American! From the same area Mr Caviezel's from, no less!
Not to mention there was also a very well-done four-part graphic novel that DC did in 1990 (roundabouts).
"Tearing around in his Lotus 7 being chased by giant beach balls". Hahaha! That's brilliant. How about adding, "and several thousand angry Scots"...
Mine's the blue blazer with the white piping and the straw boater hat.
Where am I?
In the village.
What do you want?
You won't get it.
By hook or by crook, we will. We want Information, information. Information.
Who are you?
The new number 2.
Who is number 1?
You are number 6.
I am not a number I'm a free man!
I loved his character in "The Prisoner", I thoroughly enjoyed his appearance in "Ice Station Zebra".
I can just imagine him at the Pearly Gates, haranguing Peter when asked about his life: "I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered."
Mine's the black sports jacket with white trim.
Although Greene did write the book, The Third Man, this was published after the film came out. Greene did say that he had to write it as a book first, in order to be capable of writing the screenplay he had been commissioned to do - but there's a very good chance that he is being disingenuous and wrote the book to cash in on the film’s huge success.
Well before the TV show, there was The Third Man radio series (starring Welles) and this provided the template for the telly version.
I doubt Paddy will be turning in his grave, as he was involved in the new series based on The Prisoner - a series which was magnificent overall but did fall apart completely in the hotch-potch of it's finale. Perhaps the new version will use the original (excellent) idea for the finale which was ditched after McGooghan fell out with the show's original producer?
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