Monday, January 19, 2009

R.I.P. Number Six.

Patrick McGoohan, co-creator and star of the great 60s cult TV classic THE PRISONER, dead in Los Angeles at 80.

Film critic David Thomson (from a NPR Morning Edition piece here):

“It was an extraordinary show, which I think led the showing just how powerful, how profound a TV series could be. I think it’s still breathtaking,” Thomson says. “It’s as if James Bond material had been given to Harold Pinter to write, to some extraordinary, surreal designer to design and Hitchcock to direct.”