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Rollerball


Special Guest: Ashlie Atkinson

Guest Co-Host: John Kenneth Muir

In the future there will be no war. There will only be Rollerball.

Writer John Kenneth Muir joins us in our discussion of Norman Jewison’s 1975 dystopian film, Rollerball wherein Jonathan E (James Caan) is a star in a game where individual achievement is a threat to the Corporate powers that be. We discuss the 2002 remake and the two adult versions of the film(s).

We also talk to actress Ashlie Atkinson of the Gotham Girls about life as a present day roller girl.

Links:

Buy Rollerball on Blu-Ray

Buy Rollerball (2002) on DVD

Buy Rollerbabies on DVD

Buy Roller Balled on DVD

Buy The Mutations of Rollerball by William Harrison

Buy Roller Ball Murder by William Harrison

Buy Rollerball (the novelization) by William Harrison

Buy Rollerball: The Home Game

Buy Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of the 1970s by John Kenneth Muir

Visit the official John Kenneth Muir website

Visit the official Ashlie Atkinson Facebook page

Follow Ashlie Atkinson on Twitter

Visit the Gotham Girls website

Read The Evolution of Rollerball by JP Trostle

Music:

“Rollin’ with a Rollergirl” – Uncle Leon & The Alibis

“Rollerball” – The Teens

“Jonathan E (Feeling Mean)” – Shiryu

“Toccata for Jonathan Redux” – Shiryu

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White

Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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