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Thursday, 15 January 2009

Patrick McGoohan: "We are all prisoners"

Patrick McGoohan, star of The Prisoner, has died. McGoohan was an anti-authority, anti-consumer as shown in this excerpt from an interview he gave in1977.

"We're run by the Pentagon. We're run by Madison Avenue. We're run by television. And, as long as we accept those things and don't revolt, we'll have to go along with the stream to the eventual avalanche.

"As long as we go out and buy stuff, we're at their mercy. We're at the mercy of the advertiser. And, of course, there are certain things we need, but a lot of the stuff that is bought is not needed. We all live in a little village. Your village may be different from other people's villages, but we are all prisoners."

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Stan B. said...

Wow! Hadn't realized he was such a cool guy in real life as well!

Still hoping to make it to Portmeirion one day...

colin pantall said...

Hi Stan: He was very cool in a serious, principled kind of way. I think he got his priorities straight.
Portmeirion is great but weird - leaden Welsh skies and really in the middle of nowhere.