Lord Crimson

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Patrick McGoohan Dies at 80

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The actor Patrick McGoohan played many roles in his long career not the least of which was Number 6 in The Prisoner. A cerebral style of entertainment many now embrace as a cult-classic.

McGoohan said of the series, “Nobody has a name, everyone wears a number. It’s a reflection of the pressure on all of us today to be numbered, to give up our individualism. This is a contemporary subject, not science fiction.”

If pure adventure is what you crave then, “The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh” ranks as one of his best. From the Scarecrow’s eerie laugh in the opening scene to outsmarting the King’s soldiers at every turn, there is quality from start to finish.

The interesting relevance of this three-part series is that it portrays a real event. A story about what happens when those in government become tyrants. A time with harsh laws, heavy taxation, and the average citizen has a hard life forced upon them. In fact, while watching this film you might gain a glimpse into the Obama years.

Thanks for the memories Patrick McGoohan, alias Dr. Syn.


Written by Lord Crimson

January 16, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Posted in Britain, Life, Movies, Television

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  1. A great loss for sure! I remember seeing the Scarecrow on the Wonderful World of Disney. His eerie laugh is hard to forget. I recently got the DVD version and it is as good as I remembered, maybe better.


    January 17, 2009 at 8:20 pm

  2. Sorry about Patrick McGoohan, but he did leave us with some great films. I concur with your praise of the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh. Well worth the time.


    January 18, 2009 at 3:04 am

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