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Monday, 6 July 2015

Bureau of Visual Records

    ‘A B & C’ is a primary example of surrealism in ‘the Prisoner,’ as much of the episode takes place in Number 6's dream. And towards the end, with Number 6 only partially drugged, and now manipulating his own dream, Numbers 2 and 14 watch closely his projected visions unfold on the wall screen. Finally through a pair of large wooden doors, Number 6 emerges from a street somewhere in Paris to an area on the fringe of The Village. He then makes his way through the woods to the secret laboratory. The steel doors open automatically and he walks along a corridor slapping a thigh with an envelope he carries. And all the time Numbers 2 and 14 watch his progress on the wall screen. Then the pair of steel doors open and Number 6 walks into the laboratory. 

  However that is on the wall screen, the actual door to the laboratory remains closed.




















  
 For both Numbers 2 and 14 it must have been a very surreal moment to see the pair of steel doors of the laboratory slide open and Number 6 come walking into the laboratory, but for the actual doors to remain closed. Then to watch Number 6 give Number 2 an envelope, with Number 2 urging himself then to open the envelope, “Open it you fool, open it!”
   But thinking on a deep subconscious level, its would have been even more surreal had Numbers 2 and 14 {looking at the closed steel doors in the above picture} had actually seen Number 6 come walking into the laboratory, with himself still lying on the operating table!


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