Wednesday, March 3, 2010

In the Village of the Prisoner...

Number 6: Where am I?

Number 2: In the Village.

Number 6: What do you want?

Number 2: Information.

Number 6: Whose side are you on?

Number 2: That would be telling.
We want information, information, information.

Number 6: You won't get it.

Number 2: By hook or by crook, we will.

Number 6: Who are you?

Number 2: The new Number Two.

Number 6: Who is Number One?

Number 2: You are Number Six.

Number 6: I am not a number! I am a free man!

Number 2: [laughs]

“I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! My life is my own.” --No.6; Arrival

“You still have a choice. You can still salvage your right to be individuals. Your rights to truth and free thought! Reject this false world of Number Two . . . reject it NOW!!”
--No.6; A Change of Mind

Psychiatrist [aside to No.2 about No.6]: “ Interesting subject. I should like to know his breaking point.”

No.6: “Well, you could make that your life's ambition.” --Checkmate

“A still tongue makes a happy life”
--Village Maxim

“Unlike me, many of you have accepted the situation of your imprisonment and will die here like rotten cabbages.” --No.6; Free For All

"Follow the towers..." ---Number 6, The Prisoner, 2009, AMC

Number 2: Do you still think you can escape, Number 6?

Number 6: Oh, I will do better than that.

Number 2: Oh?

Number 6: [I'm] going to escape and come back.

Number 2: Come back?

Number 6: Escape, come back, wipe this place off the face of the Earth, obliterate it, and you with it.

“He's an old, old friend . . . who never gives up.”
--The Colonel [concerning no.6]; Many Happy Returns

No.8: “Interesting . . . that he could separate fact from fantasy so quickly.”

No.2: “I told you he was different! I knew it wouldn't work! `Feed him with hallcinatory drugs. Put him in a dangerous environment. Talk to him through microphones!'”

No.8: “It's always worked and it would have worked this time if you hadn't . . . ”

No.2: “But it didn't, did it? `Give him love; take it away. Isolate him! Make him KILL . . . then face him with DEATH! He'll CRACK! Break him, even in his mind, and the rest will be easy!' Hmph. I should never have listened to you!”

No.8: “It would've worked, if you had kept your head . . .”
--Living in Harmony

“I understand. The fact that you won't explain . . . explains everything.”
--the `retiring' Elderly No.2; It's Your Funeral

Chairman: “We deplore your spirit of disharmony.”

No.6: “That's a common complaint around here, isn't it?”
--A Change of Mind

“By the time we've finished with him, he won't know whether he's Number Six or the cube root of infinity.” --No.2; The Schizoid Man

New No.2: “Good day, Number Six.”

No.6: “Number what?”

New No.2: “Six. For official purposes, everyone has a number. Yours is number 6.”

No.6: “I am not a number, I am a person.”

“Questions are a burden to others; answers a prison for oneself.”
--A sign from the Labour Exchange; Arrival

“He has revolted. Resisted. Fought. Held fast. Maintained. Destroyed resistance. Overcome coercion. The right to be a person, someone or individual. We applaud his private war, and concede that despite materialistic efforts, he has survived intact and secure!”
--The President; Fall Out

“All that remains is . . . recognition of a man.”
--The President; Fall Out

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