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by Robert Fairclough

  • ISBN: 0743452569
  • Author: Robert Fairclough
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  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 144
  • Publisher: I Books; Pap/DVD edition (October 1, 2002)
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Fairclough's book is THE book to pick up on the series. Unlike The Prisoner Companion (different book and author(s)), The Offical Companion documents each episode with authority.

Fairclough's book is THE book to pick up on the series. It also has the plots for a number of scripts that co-creator George Markstein solicited but were rejected by McGoohan. One can see why McGoohan rejected them; his vision of the series ultimately turned out to be quite different from Markstein's.

Fairclough, Robert (2002). The Prisoner: The Official Companion to the Classic TV Series. Shattered Visage is a four-issue comic book mini-series based on The Prisoner published by DC Comics. Fairclough, Robert (2005). The Prisoner: The Original Scripts Vol. 1. Richmond, Surrey: Reynolds and Hearn. Fairclough, Robert (2006). Illustrated by Mister X creator Dean Motter and co-written with Mark Askwith, this sequel series was later collected as a 208-page trade paperback, with the addition of a new prologue. The trade paperback remains in print.

The Prisoner: The companion to the class TV series by Robet Fairclough, including a dvd that contains the first episode, Arrival, and the alternate version of Chimes of Big Ben. Beautiful pictures and lots and lots of information on the episodes.

by Robert Fairclough. It's 35 years since Patrick McGoohan's thriller series The Prisoner, a strange blend of espionage, psychodrama and fantasy, first entranced the British public. Tracing the program's evolution from sixties' curiosity to worldwide cult, the book examines the volatile social and political background which shaped its development.

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Author:Fairclough, Rob. World of Books Australia was founded in 2005. This official companion not only traces the programme's evolution from sixties' curiosity to worldwide cult, it examines in detail the volatile social and political background which shaped its development. We want your experience with World of Books Australia to be enjoyable and problem free. The 1960s was a time when the Cold War between the East and West was at its height, manned scpace flight had the Moon within its reach, James Bond ruled the cinema and The Beatles sang about peace and love.

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The Prisoner: The Official Companion. to the Classic TV Series. by Robert Fairclough. An ibooks, inc. Book. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book. or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. Distributed by Simon & Schuster, Inc.

The "Prisoner": The Official Companion to the Classic TV Series. Aurum Press · Carlton Books Ltd · Conway Maritime Press Ltd · Pocket Books · Reynolds & Hearn Ltd. The Prisoner: The Original Scripts - Volume 1. 978-1-903111-76-5. The Prisoner: The Original Scripts - Volume 2. 978-1-903111-81-9. This Charming Man: The Life of Ian Carmichael. Robert Fairer.

This official companion not only traces the programme's evolution from sixties' curiosity to worldwide cult, it. .All these cultural tensions were reflected in the Prisoner.

This official companion not only traces the programme's evolution from sixties' curiosity to worldwide cult, it examines in detail the volatile social and political background which shaped its development.

It's 35 years since Patrick McGoohan's thriller series The Prisoner, a strange blend of espionage, psychodrama and fantasy, first entranced the British public. Every week, viewers watched as the eponymous prisoner, Number 6, imprisonedin a hi-tech Shangri-La-style village, was subjected to bizarre interrogation techniques and sinister scientific experiments. In turn, the Prisoner would try to escape his captors and, although always frustrated in his bids for freedom,he would sometimes be the moral victor by turning the tables on his anonymous persecutors.
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Dakora
As previous reviewers have noted, this is one of the most comprehensive books yet compiled about the groundbreaking TV series "The Prisoner". While its attention to detail is impressive enough, what really stands out is its examination of the social, cultural, and ultimately the philosophical aspects of Patrick McGoohan's deeply personal vision. Younger viewers may not realize the extent to which major philosophical ideas permeated Western culture in the 1950s & 1960s; no creative individual coming of age then could fail to grapple with them. Alienation, depersonalization, individuality, belief, a whole & meaningful life -- all these issues & more were a crucial part of the zeitgeist, showing up in novels, films, TV, popular music (Dylan, the Beatles, etc.). Energetic change & The Big Questions were crackling in the air like lightning ... and "The Prisoner" was the lightning rod that captured so many of them.

Like many artistic achievements of that era, "The Prisoner" not only managed to come to grips with these issues in a thoughtful & complex fashion, it did so while providing superb entertainment as well. A viewer could enjoy the show simply as a taut suspense/mystery/spy series & leave it at that. But like The Village itself, the series had much more going on beneath the flashy & bright surface. And while some have tried to pin it down politically or ideologically -- a liberal worldview? a conservative worldview? -- the series transcended such black-&-white labels. This is what makes it so timeless, for all that it's gloriously rooted in & reflects the era of its creation. At its core, it's asking: What is a personally meaningful life? What is a genuine individual? Where is my place in an overwhelming modern world? How do I maintain my personal integrity -- or is that even possible?

This fine companion to the series brings such issues fully to light. It goes into the personalities & cultural influences that shaped the series, and shows how thoroughly the series served as a focus on those issues. And of course those same issues are just as relevant today, perhaps even more so now than ever. Whether you're just fascinated by the minutia of creating such a remarkable series, or whether you want to delve much more deeply into its multiple layers of meaning, you won't be disappointed by this book. Most highly recommended!
Ariseym
Every artist starts out with a cult following, Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner turned out to be no exception. While the series hasn't blossomed into mass market appeal, it has clearly reached an appreciative audience. The Prisoner exhibited all the best traits of great theater or film: the writing and direction was top notch; the material has transcended its era capturing the imagination of sucessive generations.
Fairclough's book is THE book to pick up on the series. Unlike The Prisoner Companion (different book and author(s)), The Offical Companion documents each episode with authority. It also has the plots for a number of scripts that co-creator George Markstein solicited but were rejected by McGoohan. One can see why McGoohan rejected them; his vision of the series ultimately turned out to be quite different from Markstein's.
The series plays like a variation on many of Kafka's themes. In this age of post X-Files paranoia, it's hard to appreciate just how groundbreaking The Prisoner was. Unlike a series like The X-Files, The Prisoner has stood the test of time because it's view of conspiracy is less a us vs. them approach and much more of the individual vs. the rest of society.
The book also gives compelling and interesting background on McGoohan. It raises his deep religious conviction as an important part to understanding the series. Born in the US but raised in Ireland, McGoohan, like No. 6, had his feet in two different worlds but didn't belong to either of them. The sense of alienation exhibited by the character and moral strength make No. 6 an anti-antihero.
The book is generously illustrated and is in a large format. Additionally, if you haven't purchased the series on DVD yet wait on picking up Arrival/The Chimes of Big Ben as the version included is identical to A&E's box set from two years ago. Be seeing you.
Lcena
One of the more recently published guides on the show. The book includes a bonus DVD, containing two episodes of the show("The Arrival" and the alternate version of "The Chimes of Big Ben"),both of which are readily available on the DVD boxset collection. Definitely recommended for fans of The Prisoner. :)
MOQ
Some good "behind the scenes" stories and photos.
Has quite a few spelling errors and a couple of sentences that just end in mid thought. Map has errors with missing location numbers and some mismatched descriptions of the location numbers.
The included DVD is a disappointment. It contains 2 episodes: "Arrival" and the alternate "Chimes of Big Ben". Any Prisoner fan that would be buying this book already has these. Something new would have been nice.

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