The Prisoner Nummer 6


The sediments at the bottom of television: series and serials, omnipresent and almost as infinite as the medium itself. Few only were successfull in touching the underside of our attentiveness.
UNWAHRSCHEINLICHE GESCHICHTEN ("Improbable Stories") was one that did, the classic TWILIGHT ZONE.
Anything associated with the expression TV-magic applies to this.

Phantastic television of the sixties, among other things, is one conjuring formula:
"Be seeing you!" or
L'année dernière
au Village:

CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS:
(GERMAN KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED)

 

SEITENBLICK:

ANDERSWO GELESEN
 

AUTOREN:

BEITRÄGE VON...
 

INTERVIEWS:

Nr6DE MIT
DAVE BARRIE
Nr6DE MIT
TIM BOURNE
Nr6DE MIT
MAX HORA
CHRIS RODLEY MIT
GEORGE MARKSTEIN
SIMON BATES (BBC) MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
BILL KING MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
MIKE TOMKIES MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
WARNER TROYER MIT
PATRICK McGOOHAN
TOM WORRALL MIT
MARY MORRIS, N. WEST
UWE HUBER MIT
HORST NAUMANN
Nr6DE MIT
STEVE RAINES
DAVE BARRIE MIT
IAN L. RAKOFF
HARALD KELLER MIT
BERND RUMPF

 

LOCUS AMOENUS

The first one is the hallmark episode setting the tone for everything that happens within a microcosmos of ubiquitous providence and eccentric occurences.
Without any doubt it's the very place where the outdoor shooting was made that conveys the show's overall impression. The Village, an eclecticistic collection of fantasy building styles and features, is both stunning and fundamental to the series. The Village ist the most important supporting actor.

Wisely, the place is never located temporally or locally by the production. At least, that is, until the ultimate episode. But even the signposted "A20" motorway to nearby London may be a disorienting clue on a higher level of interpretation.
It is a timeless relic as well as a contemporary artefact, the place where the real matches the realistic.


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MORE: BE SEEING YOU!
PORTMEIRION - THE VILLAGE (GERMAN)
MORE: MAPPING THE VILLAGE

MORE: TAUTOLOGY

"Welcome home from Home" reads a note on his desk.

Upon his arrival Number Six takes a walk round an early morning place. Excited he is, wants to know where he is and he enters the local general stores where he demands a map of the Place and its environs from the shop keeper. Nightmarish, perplexing and oppressing: the place is The Village, the sea is The Sea, the mountains are just that: The Mountains... Deja-vu - tautology, a shimmering of meaning: everything is just what it is.

Cabs will undertake only local rides, public phones allow only local calls, canned food displays a "Village Food" label only. And public speaker announcements spreading anti-information in a news-like manner: ice-cream is on sale, "the flavour of the day is strawberry."

The inmates's way of saluting each other is both joyful and subliminally threatening at the same time: "Be seeing you!". There is no questioning the outside.

 

 

 

Contact impressum filmtexte - texts on film deutsch english language   "Be seeing you!" or L'année dernière au Village The Prisoner · Nummer 6

 

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WIR SEHEN UNS! D
BE SEEING YOU! E
THE CAFE
FREE SEA
OLD PEOPLE'S HOME
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
WALK ON THE GRASS
6 PRIVATE
2 PRIVATE
GENERAL STORES
TOWN HALL
LABOUR EXCHANGE
COUNCIL CHAMBER
BAND STAND
CHESS LAWN
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DISCOURSES

FREE INFORMATION
SIX OF ONE · 601 D
THE VILLAGE D
CAMERA OBSCURA D
WHO IS NUMBER 1?
THE NEW NUMBER 2 D
"ORANGE ALERT!"
VILLAGE FACT FILES
"MUSIC SAYS IT ALL"
McGOOHAN INTERVIEW D
"ARRIVAL" SCRIPT
SPEEDLEARN DIR
THE TALLY HO D DIR
Nr6DE FRIENDS & SUPP.
THE PRISONER WEBLINKS
TV-MAGIC WEBLINKS
IMPRESSUM | FEEDBACK

ARRIVAL
THE CIMES OF BIG BEN
A. B. AND C.
FREE FOR ALL
THE SCHIZOID MAN
THE GENERAL
MANY HAPPY RETURNS
DANCE OF THE DEAD
CHECKMATE
HAMMER INTO ANVIL
IT'S YOUR FUNERAL
A CHANGE OF MIND
DO NOT FORSAKE ME...
LIVING IN HARMONY
THE GIRL WHO WAS DEATH
ONCE UIPON A TIME
FALL OUT

PATRICK McGOOHAN