Saturday, March 09, 2013

The Rules of the Game The Evolution of Rollerball - J. P. Trostle

"Let's face it -- most fictional sports created for the screen or page tend to come across as contrived, silly and, well, fictional. "Rollerball" is not one of them. The futuristic game of "Rollerball" has achieved a rare state among fictional creations. In the 1975 movie starring James Caan, the filmmakers were effectively able to convince an audience they are somehow watching a real sport. (In fact, some of the stuntmen and athletes who appeared in the original film actually looked into starting a league and playing for real after the movie was a hit.)" 4 out of 5