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  • #39323
    pet
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    Gonna babble here….

    I would like to know if anyone else has seen McGoohan in Hysteria. He plays a mad psychiatrist named Harvey Langston who designs a new therapy for his patients involving implants in the brain which link their minds together. Using this “Collective Consciousness” approach, and taking part in it himself, everyone in the asylum knows everyone else inside and out when they are in range.

    Another psychiatrist named Dr. Frye kidnaps one of his own patients (Veronica) and brings her to Langston for therapy, but not knowing the procedure he’s using, he doesn’t tell them she’s a psychopath.

    Anyway, he and Amanda Plummer’s character have a philosophical discussion while everyone in the madhouse is telepathically experiencing Dr. Frye being seduced by Veronica. It’s a very lengthy montage. (Also, one of the perpetually topless girls looks like the blonde telepath from the first season of Babylon 5 without mascara– was she in it?)

    Honestly, I can’t tell if it was supposed to be a philosophical thing on the individual against the collective mind, a sci-fi fairy-tale on the nature of true love, or an excuse for soft porn in a madhouse. (Like you need an excuse for soft porn in a madhouse!) 😉

    It reminded me of Quills and Boxing Helena.

    What do y’all think of this? Turning point in his career, or just sick of being known as the biggest prude in show business? 😛

    (And then he went right back to Disney. Hmmm….)

    83 ;D

    #67327
    Anonymous
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    Where were McGoohan’s moral values then? 😯 *No. 5’s head explodes* Oops, wrong movie, though the collective consciousness reminds me a bit of Scanners; there are also obvious similarites in your description to The Prisoner.

    I haven’t seen it, sounds very interesting. Perhaps McGoohan was looking to expand his repertoire, or just wanted a job. According to the following site (link now found at bottom of post :oops:) his performance was superb (I’ve never seen him less than very good in anything), and he certainly has actively chosen, or solicited projects (and roles) with psychological and philosophical concerns (underpinnings). And there’s more than one way to explore the qualities of virtue — Quills (good example of yours) was an interesting study. Without decadence, or amorality, can there be virtue? Just thought that question segued half-decently (or maybe not quite half) into this quote from Mcgoohan’s character in Hysteria “Grandeur is not a delusion; it’s a birthright.” Now how Sade is that?

    Hysterical SadeGeezers of the World Unite,
    Number 5

    {Edited by the debonair and absent minded No. 5 to retroactively include THIS LINK — CLICK!}

    #67341
    pet
    Participant

    The more I’ve been thinking about it, the more I think he did it, at least in part, to throw a monkey wrench into his Mythical status. It’s not like he wasn’t being offered roles left and right after that “science fiction” masterpiece Braveheart….j/k.

    My favorite line of McGoohan’s– Amanda Plummer’s character is in a wheelchair. Frye asks Langston what is wrong with her legs, and Langston replies: “Why, nothing! This is a madhouse, not a hospital!”

    My favorite line of Plummer’s– “Society is the greatest asylum of them all.”

    Someone just put one up on Ebay again if anyone’s interested. I think it’s only ever been released NTSC in Canada, and it’s out of print.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3337463882

    It usually sells pretty cheap there and at Amazon… I wonder why? 😯

    Number 83

    P.S. According to what site?

    #67342
    lizard
    Participant

    Hey, this sounds interesting. I will have to try to find it and watch it. Anything with P.M. in it can’t be too bad, and the philosophical angle sounds fun.

    #67350
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Braveheart may not have been sci-fi — it’s Hammer time 😉 — but it could very easily be described as fantasy. Who knows? It may have been an attempt by P.G. to break the mould — of course nothing so groundbreaking as Captain Kirk as the Chairman in Iron Chef USA. 😛

    On a side-note, Lizard, have you been numbered yet? You might consider this Greek/Roman combo:

    L=50
    I=1
    Z=7 ~ zeta
    A=1 ~ alpha
    R=100 ~ rho
    D=500

    So your grand total would be 659. Good thing your name isn’t Lizzard. 😉

    (unfortunately the rho symbol resembles p, but…)

    And Number 83, I added in the link, thanks for letting me know. Second time I’ve done that in the last few days — getting hysterical. 😀

    ~No. 5

    #67387
    Anonymous
    Guest

    *Micro reads this topic and passes out*

    😯

    THUD

    #67392
    pet
    Participant

    *Micro reads this topic and passes out*

    😯

    THUD

    Where were McGoohan’s moral values then? 😯

    That’s nothing, check these out: 😀


    (Different movie….)

    *swoons*
    THUD

    83 ;D

    #69295
    Vandevere
    Participant

    What film were thosegoodies from?

    Vandevere

    #69298
    pet
    Participant

    What film were thosegoodies from?

    Vandevere

    Welcome to Sad’s, Vandevere, glad you asked!

    They are from The Gypsy and the Gentleman, 1957 or 1958 depending on the source. McGoohan plays a rake named Jess. My service provider hasn’t been doing well with streaming video lately, but if it’s working and you follow the link there are 2 rare kissing scenes and one really cool horse trick in which McGoohan mounts a horse from a standing jump…. not the usual leapfrog move, or bouncing up while the horse is running. He just swings right up no stirrups or saddle.

    There is a better kissing scene in High Tide at Noon, but it’s too dark to get a good picture. The clip made the top ten downloads, though.

    83

    Edit: Hey! Vandevere, at my board you are Number 6! 😀 😆 Awesome!

    #69301
    Vandevere
    Participant

    Dear Pet, I did indeed register to your BBoard. But it won’t let me Login. It keeps on telling me I’m using an invalid username or password.

    So I registered using another username, and another email addy. Again, my registration was accepted, but it wouldn’t let me login… 😡

    As you can imagine, I was rather upset. I don’t know what went wrong… 🙁

    Vandevere

    #69302
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I’m Number 2 at Pet’s board, by the way. Welcome to the Sad board, Vandevere. Plenty of nice images in Prisoner downloads (mostly courtesy of Pet and Sgt. Draino). As for me, I only have eyes for KAR 120C. 😀

    They are from The Gypsy and the Gentleman, 1957 or 1958 depending on the source. McGoohan plays a rake named Jess
    …there are 2 rare kissing scenes and one really cool horse trick in which McGoohan mounts a horse from a standing jump…. not the usual leapfrog move, or bouncing up while the horse is running. He just swings right up no stirrups or saddle.

    Was that the film with the broom called Bess? 8)

    Incidentally, the froggy-style mounting move in some Westerns looks ridiculous. Remember Kermit in The Muppet Movie?
    Of course poor old Rover would be forced to utilise the “bouncing” technique. Now jumping up bareback, that is a neat trick to turn if you can swing it. Especially if you’re kissing at the same time — no wonder the kissing scenes are so rare. 😯

    -No. 5

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