Going to the movies with my buddies was a favorite past time as a teenager. Most of these movies were forgettable, but one got permanently lodged in my mind: Rollerball!

For 1975, Rollerball was quite violent. While the violent images might have indeed been the catalyst to keep this movie in my cerebral folds, I often referred back to Rollerball as to help gain understanding of workings of the world. Its theme and tone described a society gone bad.

Rollerball is a futuristic professional sport. Similar to roller derby, two teams of skaters jostle each other around a track to score…