Palace of Fun
Although marked on Your Map of the Village, it is a building not employed in the actual series of the Prisoner. The idea behind it was to keep the inmates or rather the citizens entertained. With amateur dramatics, music concerts. Exhibitions of mime, Village Festivals, Arts and Crafts Exhibitions. There was to have been a Casino where citizens could gamble their credit units away. Of course much of the listed activities either take place in the Town Hall, as in the Ball on the evening of Dance of the Dead, and the Arts and Crafts Exhibition which takes place in the Recreation Hall. Somehow I think the
, would have been a whole lot more fun! Palace of Fun
The Irony In Fall Out
Yes there is the song ‘All you need is love’ playing while guns blaze. It was during ‘The Chimes of Big Ben,’ No.6 told No.2 that he was Going to escape, escape and come back. Come back, wipe this place off the face of the Earth, obliterate it, and you with it! So how ironic it it, that it is that same No.2 who assists No.6 in carrying out the prisoner's threat during the violent, and bloody revolution of ‘Fall Out.’ Well No.2 did agree with No.6, that he was just as much a prisoner, as No.6!
Number 6 Or Number 1 - Its All McGoohan!
With the Prisoner, in the later-made episodes, you are not watching an actor playing the role of No.6, you are seeing McGoohan playing himself!
Patrick McGoohan was never very forthcoming about what the Prisoner was all about. I often wondered if he actually knew, or whether he was just making it up as he went along. When asked a straightforward question, McGoohan was hardly ever known to give a straightforward answer. He described the series as "the battle between the good and evil in onself." But the series certainly never started out like that. More of a superior spy thriller, which is how story editor George Markstein saw the Prisoner.
For the late Patrick McGoohan, the Prisoner became an obsession. He's not the only one, is he readers.............
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