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Andrew Nette


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 aggressive emotions are subsumed into a horrifically violent global sport, remains critically overlooked. What little has been written deals mainly with its place within the renaissance of Anglo-American science-fiction cinema in the 1970s, or focuses on the elaborately shot, still visceral to watch, game sequences, so realistic they briefly gave rise to speculation Rollerball may become an actual sport. D ... More

Keywords: Norman Jewison, science-fiction cinema, art-house cinema, William Harrison, Rollerball

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325666
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325666.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Nette, author