May Books 8) The Prisoner, by Alain Carrazé and Hélène Oswald

I’m still looking for the perfect book about The Prisoner, but this is not bad at all: originally published in French (but translated fairly smoothly) it includes the usual episode guide, but lavishly illustrated and recounting each plot in great detail; it has one thing I really did want, a narrative of the production history (which puts script editor George Marksteiner’s side of the story as well as McGoohan’s version of events); and also a fascinating interview with McGoohan, where he says that actually he would have been happy if only seven episodes had been made; there are only seven that he finds true to the concept and the rest are padding. (We may now try and identify which they were.) Recommended.

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1 Response to May Books 8) The Prisoner, by Alain Carrazé and Hélène Oswald

  1. ceemage says:

    Oops. Well, I’m only an accountant, not a mathematician.

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