Thursday, April 14, 2011

the Prisoner

"The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in the UK from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968. Starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan, it combined spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory, and psychological drama.

The series follows a British former secret agent who is held prisoner in a mysterious seaside village where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. Although sold as a thriller in the mould of McGoohan's previous series, Danger Man (called Secret Agent in its U.S. release), the show's combination of 1960s countercultural themes and surreal setting had a far-reaching effect on science fiction/fantasy programming, and on popular culture in general.

The series features striking and often surreal storylines, and themes include hypnosis, hallucinogenic drug experiences, identity theft, mind control, dream manipulation, and various forms of social indoctrination. A major theme of the show is individualism versus collectivism." (WikiPedia)

I just recently started watching this series, and I must say it's great! The plot built around the main character, number 6, is kept very consistent, each episode reveals some minor details about him, the mysterious Village and it's leaders. Even though the special effects are very outdated and often rather funny, the story is still very entertaining.

If you're into mystery-series', I definitely recommend checking out the Prisoner!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Movie quiz

Sorry for the lack of new posts in the past few days.

Yesterday I found this very nice movie quiz game, and thought I'll share the fun with you guys:

It's a good time-waster. Some of the clues are very obvious, but some of them I thought were actually quite clever!
My score after the first try was 33/50  :)

Edit. fixed the link

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Psychological thrillers

Psychological thrillers are one of my favourite movie genres, they're usually well written and sometimes even attempts to trick the audience with false leads. It might cause the audience to strain a few brain cells but that's a good thing isn't it? This is also why these movies are often fun to talk about with your friends, people tend to look at different things in these movies, so it's interesting to see how some people might have gotten very different image of the film than you.

Here's a few very interesting movies:

Beautiful Mind (2001), The Machinist (2004), Old Boy (2003), Memento (2000)

I've been looking for another movie similar to the ones above, any recommendations?