In My Mind

1 h 18 min2017ALL
A feature documentary by award-winning filmmaker Chris Rodley, In My Mind was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of enigmatic 1960s TV series The Prisoner. Featuring a series of frank archive interviews with creator Patrick McGoohan, new interviews with his daughter Catherine and never-before-seen archive footage, this is the definitive story of The Prisoner as told by its creator.
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SailordudeReviewed in the United States on May 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Incredible New Prisoner Info!
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I have watched The Prisoner many times since it first aired on American TV in the late 60s. It aired often on PBS during the 1970s and 80s and I purchased the complete A&E DVD set over 10 years ago. Besides the show itself, there is a plethora of background information done that I have watched, such as a Canadian TV interview of McGoohan in the 1970s (also referenced in this special) and many other specials that aired on UK TV such as the show's music and filming locations which are now posted on Youtube. With all of the familiarity I have about the show, this 2017 special still blew me away when I watched it! The whole process of the multiple interviews is the best part (along with reflections from McGoohan's daughter), complete with original show footage in HDTV that is much clearer than my old DVD set. Besides that, the less you know before viewing, the more entertaining it will be. 5 stars for all The Prisoner show fans! Be seeing you. Number 6
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P. deLappeReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2020
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The Prisoner is not Number 2
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The Prisoner is in the top ten best dramatic television series ever created, possibly number 1 of all time. This is, of course, largely down to Patrick McGoohan himself. It was his idea. It was his concept. It was a product of the '60s and a somewhat perfect mirror of western and world society of the day. It is many things, so many that it would require many books to elucidate. If you want to know why then watch a few (or all) episodes of Danger Man/ Secret Agent Man and then carefully watch all seventeen episodes of The Prisoner, back to front.

Then remember, Patrick MacGoohan spoke publicly almost not at all about the show, for the remainder of his life..... then watch this documentary.
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The Tally HoReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2022
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Review without Spoilers - Pros & Cons
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In My Mind (2017) is a British documentary film about Patrick McGoohan & the 1968 TV series The Prisoner. The documentary was created & narrated by Chris Rodley for the 50th anniversary of the original airing of the TV series in the UK. Here are the pros & cons of this documentary as I see it, I hope this helps you.
1. Way better than I was expecting, if you are a fan of The Prisoner & Patrick McGoohan then I would say that this documentary is a must have
2. Great hearing perspectives from Patrick McGoohan & his daughter too
3. I am a huge fan of The Prisoner & I learned things I never knew about the series & people involved with the series as well
1. If you have never seen The Prisoner series then watch it first or this documentary will mean nothing to you
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LAMBReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Missed Opportunity!
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I understand that this was one of Mr. Rodley’s first documentaries, but what a missed the opportunity! I wanted to know more about Patrick McGoohan the man, his creative process, what he was like as a child, why he went into acting. Instead Rodley kept trying to get “secrets” about the television series. Anyone who’s a fan of The Prisoner knows that Mr. McGoohan intentionally left things open to interpretation, so there are no secrets to be had. Mr. Rodley came across as unprofessional and the whole documentary was padded out with scenes from the series. The only saving grace was Patrick’s daughter. If I was Mr. Rodley, I would have been embarrassed to release this documentary. I was as uncomfortable with this documentary as Mr. McGoohan appeared to be.
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some guyReviewed in the United States on June 6, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Amateur hour
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If you're already a Prisoner fan you will of course want to watch this, but unfortunately it's not very good. Yes, you will gain some new info here and there, but mostly you will realize that Patrick McGoohan was insufferably full of himself, and that this was an amateur documentary.

If you're not familiar with The Prisoner, you will be confused as hell.
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Charles BReviewed in the United States on May 27, 2020
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Great to watch
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The Prisoner has as much, if not more, relevance today as the time it was made. This is an enjoyable trip beyond what has been shown before about the show and Mr McGoohan. All without answering, or trying to answer, too many questions.
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SteveNYCReviewed in the United States on February 23, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting enough
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I like The Prisoner and watched it again recently.
This is an interesting thing to watch after. McGoohan seemed like a really good guy.
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d.gordonReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021
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Prisoner fan
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This is worth purchasing if you are a Prisoner Fan.
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