The Matrix + Rollerball

The Matrix + Rollerball
Podcast: Double Feature
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Two giant sci-fi films dealing with earth-bound overloads in terrifying futures. The Matrix. Making code cool. The look and feel of 90s film...

Posted October 13, 2011
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsYear 4

Episode Notes

Two giant sci-fi films dealing with earth-bound overloads in terrifying futures. The Matrix. Making code cool. The look and feel of 90s films. Things you’ve never noticed before. The supporting characters. Leaving reality. Philosophy, destiny, free will, and other heavy lifting. A great fisheye lens! Getting to the bottom of The Wachowskis. The music in Rollerball. The rules of Rollerball. Government requests. What the future looks like. Future fashion! Jonathan E. A dystopian sports film. TRIPLE ZOOM. The psychology behind the capitalistic masters of Rollerball.

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The Matrix

The Matrix


Released: March 31, 1999
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Director: The Wachowskis
Writer: The Wachowskis
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

Rollerball

Rollerball


Released: June 25, 1975
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Director: Norman Jewison
Writer: William Harrison
Starring: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck

In a corporate controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of it's powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.

 
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