The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.
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Unusual for a film of its time, this features two highly contentious subjects. One is that characters are clearly seen smoking marijuana. The other is that there are two mixed-race relationships featured--and neither of them warrants a mention. See more
After Patrick McGoohan's character talks of the band doing a 'big fat Mendelssohn' for the anniversary party, he sings the melody not of Mendelssohn's Wedding March but of the Bridal Chorus from Wagner's Lohengrin ('Here comes the bride'). A few minutes later, the band plays a jazz version of the Mendelssohn. See more
Be seeing you - As immortalised in The Prisoner
Version of Rossini: Otello
Written by John Dankworth
as Johnny Dankworth See more