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 Post subject: Soylent Green
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:53 am 
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Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Production year: 1973
Starring: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Chuck Connors


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tale of Earth in despair in 2022. Natural food like fruits, vegetables, and meat among others are now extinct. Earth is overpopulated and New York City has 40 million starving, poverty stricken people. The only way they survive is with water rations and eating a mysterious food called Soylent. A detective investigates the murder of the president of the Soylent company. The truth he uncovers is more disturbing than the Earth in turmoil when he learns the secret ingredient of Soylent Green.

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 Post subject: Re: Soylent Green
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NOTE: This thread will be used for general talk of the movie Soylent Green. If you there's anything specific you'd like to discuss, please start a new topic in this section.

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 Post subject: Re: Soylent Green
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This is one of the finest sci-fi movies ever made. It's certainly one of my favorites. It's damn near the perfect sci-fi thriller. It has all the elements of a classic; A dystopic planet Earth seen decades into the future, it's dark and has an anti hero set to save the day.

It's such an even movie, there are no parts that drags, you're invested in the story from minute one. I just love the details in this, the way they illustrate what for them is absolute luxury is something we take for granted in everyday life. Small things like meat, soap, a hot shower. Not to mention the images of overpopulation and unbearing heat. They really nailed it in this one, it all looks so real!

It also helps that one of the most widely known/used quotes ever is uttered in the movie:

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SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!


Two thumbs up and a handful of yummy :soylent: biscuits.

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 Post subject: Re: Soylent Green
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I just love the eating scene where Hestons character gets to eat real food for the first time in his life. This is enjoyable movie overall.

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 Post subject: Re: Soylent Green
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I just noticed that Joseph Cotten is in this movie.....I really like him, so maybe I better check this movie out some day. Does he have a significant part?


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 Post subject: Re: Soylent Green
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Colonel Taylor wrote:
I just love the eating scene where Hestons character gets to eat real food for the first time in his life. This is enjoyable movie overall.

That's an extremely touching scenes, and one of my favorites as well.

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I just noticed that Joseph Cotten is in this movie.....I really like him, so maybe I better check this movie out some day. Does he have a significant part?

Sorry to say he has a very small part. But it's still worth checking out, of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Soylent Green
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I did watch the trailer and became very intrigued....so many movies to watch!


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 Post subject: Re: Soylent Green
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Newspaper ad from The Milwaukee Journal - April 1973.


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 Post subject: Re: Soylent Green
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and another one from the St. Petersburg newspaper.


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 Post subject: Re: Soylent Green
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I heard this recently got a Blu-Ray release. Entertainment Weekly referred to it as having "some of Heston's zestiest over acting." I was like 'Damn, is it really that essential to make fun of him?' :evil:


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