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Tuesday 19 January 2016

Manipulation Of A Scene

    During Number 6's speech in the Council Chamber in ‘Free For All,‘ when he’s addressing the so called "tailors dummies," meaning the members of the Town Council, he holds up the latest issue of The Tally Ho and asks "Is this, is this how they tried to break you ‘til they got what they were after?" Which is fair enough, until we come to a scene in ‘Once Upon A Time’ - during which Number 2 is reviewing the progress report on Number 6 via the Department of Visual Records. In that same clip of film taken from ‘Free For All,’ when he is heard to ask the “tailors dummies" “Is this how they started to break you before you gave them what they were after?" We know that Number 2 is a past master of the manipulation of the community, but really what would be the point in altering a speech made by Number 6? No, its more likely to be more mundane than that. Most likely Patrick McGoohan either dubbed over that original line. Or the scene was filmed for a second take, and the out-take was used in the scene for ‘Once Upon A Time.’ 

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  1. Hello David,
    or maybe Number 2 took a glance into another time the Prisoner spent in the Village. ;)
    Although the explanation that there were two shots or a line overdubbed is far more likely. Admittedly.

    Best wishes

    1. Hello Jana,
      "Maybe Number 2 took a glance into another time the Prisoner spent in the Village."
      That idea I like, and the most interesting.

      Very best wishes

    2. "There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone." - BCNU there!