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Living in Harmony with Ian Rakoff

The Prisoner
The Prisoner

audio To coincide with the 42nd anniversary of the broadcast of The Prisoner episode for which he wrote the original script, Alex Fitch talks to writer, editor and raconteur Ian Rakoff about his experiences working on the cult 60s series and being an observer of British film culture in the 1970s and beyond. Rakoff talks about the bowdlerisation of his script for ‘Living in Harmony’, his experiences with Lindsay Anderson on such films as If…. and O Lucky , working with Nicolas Roeg, Stephen Frears and John
Boorman and his lifetime interest in comic books.

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Interview with Ian Rakoff on Electric Sheep contributor Paul Gravett’s website
Buy The Prisoner on Blu-ray from Network
Buy Ian Rakoff’s book Inside the ‘Prisoner’: Radical Television and Film in the 1960s from Amazon
Listen to / watch Alex Fitch’s interview with Malcolm McDowell and Mike Kaplan about working with Lindsay Anderson
Read Prisoner inspired rock group Do not forsake me oh my darling‘s list of favourite films on Electric Sheep

Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 09

‘I Fought the Law’ – The winter 09 issue of Electric Sheep looks at what makes a cinematic outlaw: read about the misdeeds of low-life gangsters, gentlemen thieves, deadly females, modern terrorists, cop killers and vigilantes, bikers and banned filmmakers.

The magazine is no longer available and we are no longer published by Wallflower Press.

Also in this issue: interview with John Hillcoat about his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, the art of Polish posters according to Andrzej Klimowski, Andrew Cartmel discusses The Prisoner and noir comic strips!