Saturday, March 19, 2011

Number 6

Patrick McGoohan | HiLobrow:

Number Six, on a boat. (Via HiLoBrow)

Both aesthetically and politically, The Prisoner took no prisoners: the thrilling opening sequence alone, with its soundtrack of urgent menace, is a masterly miniature depiction of the cynical power the state wields over the individual. “I am not a number,” Number Six famously cries, “I am a free man.” But how can he know for sure? 

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