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Rollerball

Andrew Nette

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Rollerball, the Canadian-born director and producer Norman Jewison's 1975 vision of a future dominated by anonymous corporations and their executive elite, in which all individual effort and ... More


Introduction: ‘History Really is Gone’

Andrew Nette

in Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Rollerball, the 1975 dystopian science fiction film of Canadian-born director and producer Norman Jewison. Rollerball was based on a short story in ... More


Towards Rollerball

Andrew Nette

in Rollerball

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the origins of Rollerball (1975) in the context of science-fiction cinema in the late 1960s and the first half of the 1970s, when the genre began a move to the centre of the ... More


Making Rollerball

Andrew Nette

in Rollerball

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the making of Rollerball (1975). It starts with an overview of the cast and crew and the filming locations, principally Munich, West Germany, where Norman Jewison shot the ... More


‘This Was Never Meant to be a Game’: Rollerball’s Reception then and Now

Andrew Nette

in Rollerball

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325666
eISBN:
9781800342392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Rollerball's reception, the immediate critical reaction and box office performance and more recent critical commentary. It studies how the publicity efforts of the film's ... More


Cultural Change and Nihilism in the Rollerball Films

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter contrasts the original, 1975 version of Rollerball with the 2001 remake. Whereas the original version of the film features a hero who dooms himself to a tragic end by actively, yet ... More


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