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Old November 16 2009, 09:29 AM   #1
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The Prisoner: "Anvil" and "Darling" 11/16/09 - Grading & Discussion



A man known as Six (Jim Caviezel) finds himself trapped in a bizarre place called the "The Village" led by a man known as Two (Ian McKellen) with no memory of how he arrived. As he explores his environment, he discovers that his fellow inhabitants are identified by number instead of name, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. Not knowing whom to trust, Six is driven by the need to discover the truth behind The Village, the reason for his being there, and most importantly -- how he can escape.

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Old November 16 2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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I missed the first part. Anyone know if this will be posted online at the AMC website?
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Old November 16 2009, 08:29 PM   #3
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The first part is re-airing tonight at 6pm on AMC. So, if you'd like, you could make it a 4-hour viewing block tonight. I'm not sure if AMC will be streaming it on their website.
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Old November 16 2009, 09:42 PM   #4
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^ Unfortunately, that doesn't help me much. Oh well, I'll wait for the DVD.
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Old November 16 2009, 11:41 PM   #5
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I seriously did not understand how they could have made this from the original source material.

It's like the Prisoner had a threesome with The Island and the American Life on Mars, and this is what was squeezed out 9 months later.

Interesting, but not what I signed on for.
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Old November 17 2009, 01:48 AM   #6
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^ Unfortunately, that doesn't help me much. Oh well, I'll wait for the DVD.
Why not just record them?
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Old November 17 2009, 02:45 AM   #7
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Is my math wrong or are all the men in the villiage non primes and the women are primes?
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Old November 17 2009, 03:00 AM   #8
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Liked the Penny farthing in the bar.
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Old November 17 2009, 04:11 AM   #9
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What did I just watch?

No, really, I nodded off a few times during ANVIL, and DARLING was just strange, but not cool strange.

Why didn't Six just push 2 down that hole? Seriously. He's an old ass man...
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Old November 17 2009, 04:36 AM   #10
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because then he wouldn't get any answers.

This miniseries is 6 episodes long, and each episode is a rough approximation of existing episodes of the original Prisoner, BUT they're heading towards their own version of Checkmate with full knowledge of how batshit the original checkmate still is, which is something that they didn't have in the original story...You'll notice the guys in the monkey faces from the pilot?

They're trying so hard to fuck with us that they're not telling that bright a story.
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Old November 17 2009, 06:40 AM   #11
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Re: The Prisoner: "Anvil" and "Darling" 11/16/09 - Grading & Discussio

Interesting that the closing credits showed Six's real name (Michael).

Also the narrator mentioned "two worlds collide". I wonder what THAT means.
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Old November 17 2009, 06:55 AM   #12
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Didn't you see the last episode of Life on Mars?

That's what every one does when they think they're being original.
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Old November 17 2009, 06:59 AM   #13
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Of course, committing suicide to remain in a fantasy world made so much more sense...
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Old November 17 2009, 07:01 AM   #14
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Re: The Prisoner: "Anvil" and "Darling" 11/16/09 - Grading & Discussio

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Didn't you see the last episode of Life on Mars?
The US version? Yes, I did. I didn't care for it much, although I suspect the only reason it was like that was because it was hastily written on the fly because the show was cancelled.

That being said, I think I prefer it to the UK version's ending.

Also, the US ending may not be as real as you think, for at least two reasons: 1) Notice how the interior of the space capsule has a 1970's motif in some places; 2) see the boot that is seen stepping out onto the Martian surface? It's Gene's! And by that I mean 1973 Gene, as he looked in New York. Think about it.
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Old November 17 2009, 07:16 AM   #15
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How about the first few episodes of Charlie Jade when he's still trying to figure out why he's not still in his home reality after being shook cross dimensionally? Dude was a bit thick really thinking he was insane rather than he was dimension jumping.
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