A life time fan and Prisonerologist of the 1960's series 'the Prisoner', a leading authority on the subject, a short story writer, and now Prisoner novelist.
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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Vote! Vote! Vote!
"Vote for me, and I'll be everso comfortee! No seriously, there are those who come in here and deny that we can supply every conceivable civilised amenity within our bounderies. You can enjoy yourselves and you will. You can partake in the most hazzardous sports and you will, the price is cheap. All you have to do in exchange is give us information, I mean look at me, I gave them what they wanted to know, and they gave me this!"
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I played an old video that I had taped years ago. It said "Prisoner", "Danger Man" and "Man in a Suitcase" on the label. As expected, I found an episode of Danger Man and Man in a Suitcase on the tape, but when I rewound to the start, I was delighted to find the 1993 rebroadcast of "The Laughing Prisoner", that I had entirely forgotten I had..... :-DReplyDelete
I've always wondered if McGoohan and Terence Alexander had known the other had been to Ratcliffe. Alexander was a pupil there ten years before McG of course. He might well have made an excellent No2. in the 1960's show.
The wife and I watched the film 'The Quiller Memorandum' last Saturday night, have you seen the film? If you have, you may well have observed the likeness bewteen George Segal and that of Richard Bradford who plays McGill in 'Man In A Suitcase.'
As it happens, 'The Laughing Prisoner' is to be released on DVD in September. I enjoy 'The Laughing Prisoner' very much. Stephen Fry and Jools Holland both fans of 'the Prisoner' of course.
"I've always wondered if McGoohan and Terence Alexander had known the other had been to Ratcliffe. Alexander was a pupil there ten years before McG of course. He might well have made an excellent No2. in the 1960's show."
My step son Simon has just read that piece about McGoohan and Terence Alexander. Apparently he posted that exact same piece on the Movie Data Base about seven years ago......any comment?
He must have been griersson then...... :-))ReplyDelete
This is the imdb conversation... :-)))
Still crazy after all these years.... :-D
That's the thing you see. When I'm writing and posting 'Prisoner' based blog, I'm always mindful of who it might be who is reading it. I mean what are the chances of posting something which was actually written by someone else, and that person is standing in the same room as the person it was sent to? What are the odds on that happening I wonder?
With the internet I think it quite likely that the same person who said something will also read it. It also happens in books. I have found myself quoted moor than once in Mr. Langley's tome on the subject of Mr. McG.... :-DReplyDelete
I seem to recall someone bitching at you a while back and threatening to report you to the Unmutual Department... :-D Clearly they had read something somewhere else too. I was quite surprised you felt the need to *apologise* at the time - you really shouldn't let the bastards grind you down old boy.
It is good to be reminded of where I seem first to have come across the fact that Terence Alexander was an ex-Ratcliffian. Of course, this would have seemed of no interest to me at all had I not already known that Mr.A had shared a stage with Mr.McG for several months in 1956. This is the thing about Information - it has an accumulative quality and belongs to nobody, although it is always nice to be reminded of someone who you encountered a long tme ago and appear to have enjoyed chatting to.
grierrson and I shared another correspondence about Larry Hall's Disney interview with Patrick. It's in the imdb records department.... :-D
This is the other excellent aspect of the internet; you can sometimes see for yourself who exactly said what, and when they said it. All part of being an open society I suppose.
Did Mr Langley happen to gain your permission to use quotes from you in his book? I bet he didn't!
Oh, you mean Stuart Huston. Yes I did apologies, and said to him to pass on my regards to Rick Davy, the guy behind the Unmutual website, who also happens to be an old, old friend of mine whom I'd not been in touch with for several years, we lost touch. So Stuart Huston's complaint actually fell on stoney ground. In fact it did cause Rick to get in touch via email denouncing the fellow, so something good came from it.
Yes, the wonderful world wide webb, where anyone is virtually free to say what they like to whomsoever they like. It's wonderful, just as long as the right things are being said, because people just cannot say any old thing, or shouldn't. The wonderful world wide web also leaves people open for abuse.
The Internet, part of being an open society, strange words for a man who chooses to hide beind the mask of anonimity! This is by no means a personal attack upon you, merely an observation.
Ah yes, the web persona! I think it is fair to have a web persona, so long as one sticks with the same one, and does not merely use multiple identities to confuse anyone else, or alter the virtual persona in order to ingratiate oneself. I am just another person who has found the internet offers a way to communicate, but I mostly like to seek out and share information. My life is my own otherwise. Moor is not me and I am not Moor.ReplyDelete
Moor Larkin now gets over 12,000 hits on google. God forbid I should ever be so *famous*. there is a difference between being open with others in conversing when convenient, and having others able to invade ones own privacy at will. This is one of the good things about blogging. One can do it, then go away and do something else until one is ready to return.
I was browsing Mr. Langley's book and he does have a lot of great information that even I had not known of before. As leader of the gang I imagine he had a lot of help over the years though. I was browsing the "questionnaire" he displays that McGoohan filled in back in the Sixties and I especially liked the answer to the question, "When did you start acting" and McG replies "All my life"... :-D
What I found especially interesting was that in a radio interview he gave in 1996, the interviewer asks a similar question as to why he likes to pretend to be someone-else by acting, and McG gets quite puffy with her, exclaiming that we are ALL actors!!.... :-))
A web persona, I hadn't thought of it like that.
Well we are all actors, we have our entrances and exits, and in one life time we play many parts. William Shakepeare summed it all up in the 'Seven Ages of Man.' And I think that's what McGoohan might have been thinking about when he talked about acting all his life, and suggesting we are all actors. I've done quite a bit myself!