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joefilmone

"Rollerball" (1975)

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In some ways it's dated but the visuals are still intriguing and the script thought provoking. The director obviously had Kubrick on his mind- all that great classical music. My favorite scene is that decadent party- **** with the beautifully dressed people shooting those poor trees.

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Another movie that was ahead of its time.

Get beyond the actual game playing in the movie (which was pretty exciting) and explore the politics and roles that the game plays. No real books, everything electronic and 'controlled'. Way cool.

That party sequence....LOTS of things going on there! People crying, **** of destruction, drugged out.

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"It's not a game -- it never was a game!" With corporations replacing nations -- corporate anthems are played, not national anthems -- the message of the film becomes clear.

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I just watched this film for the first time a few nights ago. Like those poor trees, I was blown away. It's a true classic.

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