Tuesday, January 13, 2009

R.I.P. Patrick McGoohan

Patrick McGoohan, dead at 80.

Words of a text message my cousin sent me. Both of us, in a way, grew up in the shadow of Patrick McGoohan. Our imaginations were shaped by the influence of The Prisoner, the show he had created. It was more than a TV show. Like 1984, and A Clockwork Orange, it shaped the idea of freedom by giving a clear idea of its opposite. Now he's gone.

Hopefully, the first sight he sees on entering the pearly gates won't be angels with number badges.

Be seeing you.

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