my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   Rollerball
Director:   Norman Jewison
Year:   1975
Genre:   Dark Future
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   02.03.06

Other Movies Seen By This Director (3)
- The Cincinnati Kid
- Send Me No Flowers
- The Thomas Crown Affair

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
02.03.06Netflix Talking a bit with Wiley before weird wednesday this week, he mentioned that the Charlie Kaufman script for A Scanner Darkly placed the film in the future according to a 70s movie. Although Linklater dropped that idea for his film, I can't help but think what a great idea that is for some other movie. Rollerball is a great example of what Kaufman means by 70s-era future. I still can't helpt but think this would be a better movie if it wasn't made by Jewison. I mean the movie's still pretty good, but imagine if Robert Aldrich had gotten his paws on it? forget about it. Still, the actual rollerball scenes, especially the Tokyo game, still hold up as pretty brutal. It's just surprising how quiet Caan plays it and how slow the rest of the movie is... but that's what makes it 70s sci-fi instead of explodefests like 80s sci-fi or CG-replaces-thinking pap of 90s sci-fi.
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