Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

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.
Tags: bookblog 2009, tv: the prisoner

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