History Film / SoylentGreen

12th Jul '17 7:01:58 PM 18TillIDie
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** Assisted suicide is referred to as "going home." At least Sol refers to it as such; whether this is a common term or just his own euphemism is somewhat unclear.
*** Actually "going home" or "homecoming/homegoing" is a really, really old Black saying--it's meaning is, basically, the same as going to meet your maker. I.e., you're going to Heaven to meet God, your "father", therefore going "home".
13th May '17 7:27:51 AM Scifimaster92
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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Sol's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOV8mBjHHYg euthanasia]] to the tune of [[Beethoven]]'s Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral") is so quite beautiful and poetic that it manages to mask the sadness. It also doubles as a very fitting last scene for legendary actor Edward G. Robinson, who would die a few days later.

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Sol's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOV8mBjHHYg euthanasia]] to the tune of [[Beethoven]]'s Music/LudwigVanBeethoven's Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral") is so quite beautiful and poetic that it manages to mask the sadness. It also doubles as a very fitting last scene for legendary actor Edward G. Robinson, who would die a few days later.
20th Apr '17 8:45:21 PM MrTree1776
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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Sol's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOV8mBjHHYg euthanasia]] to the tune of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 is so quite beatiful and poetic that it manages to mask the sadness. It also doubles as a very fitting last scene for legendary actor Edward G. Robinson, who would die a few days later.

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Sol's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOV8mBjHHYg euthanasia]] to the tune of Tchaikovsky's [[Beethoven]]'s Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral") is so quite beatiful beautiful and poetic that it manages to mask the sadness. It also doubles as a very fitting last scene for legendary actor Edward G. Robinson, who would die a few days later.
16th Apr '17 12:35:37 AM CumbersomeTercel
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[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture The year is 2022]]. Overpopulation has brought [[GaiasLament environmental]] and [[FallenStatesOfAmerica economic collapse.]] In [[BigApplesauce New York City]], pop. ''40,000,000'' (its current population is about 8 million, not much higher than in 1970), police detective Frank Thorn (Heston) is investigating the burglary-turned-murder of wealthy businessman William Simonson (Joseph Cotten), a board member of the food rations manufacturer [[PeaceAndLoveIncorporated Soylent Corporation]]. Based on the fact that there were [[KleptomaniacHero valuable food and books left for him to steal]], and that his bodyguard Fielding (Chuck Connors) and [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold 'furniture']] Shirl (Leigh Taylor-Young) were conveniently away at the time, Thorn believes it to be an assassination. He gives Simonson's oceanographic survey (which he himself stole) to his roommate Sol Roth (Creator/EdwardGRobinson), a book collector, and they have a memorable scene cooking up the food he also stole from the late Mr. Simonson.

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[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture The year is 2022]]. Overpopulation has brought [[GaiasLament environmental]] and [[FallenStatesOfAmerica economic collapse.]] In [[BigApplesauce New York City]], pop. ''40,000,000'' (its current population is about 8 million, not much higher than in 1970), police detective Frank Thorn (Heston) is investigating the burglary-turned-murder of wealthy businessman William Simonson (Joseph Cotten), (Creator/JosephCotten), a board member of the food rations manufacturer [[PeaceAndLoveIncorporated Soylent Corporation]]. Based on the fact that there were [[KleptomaniacHero valuable food and books left for him to steal]], and that his bodyguard Fielding (Chuck Connors) and [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold 'furniture']] Shirl (Leigh Taylor-Young) were conveniently away at the time, Thorn believes it to be an assassination. He gives Simonson's oceanographic survey (which he himself stole) to his roommate Sol Roth (Creator/EdwardGRobinson), a book collector, and they have a memorable scene cooking up the food he also stole from the late Mr. Simonson.
27th Mar '17 1:13:21 PM KizunaTallis
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* GreenAesop: Sol is particularly angry about the fact no-one - including him - did anything to save the environment until it was too late.

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* GreenAesop: Sol is particularly angry about the fact no-one no one - including him - did anything to save the environment until it was too late.



* PopulationControl: ''Frighteningly deconstructed''. The governments refuse, or are too incompetent, to enforce birth control. [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom The painfully ignorant citizens do as they please]], rioting in the streets whenever there's a food shortage, which is often.

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* PopulationControl: ''Frighteningly deconstructed''.averted''. The governments refuse, or are too incompetent, to enforce birth control. [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom The painfully ignorant citizens do as they please]], rioting in the streets whenever there's a food shortage, which is often.
** Might be somewhat justified by the fact that this movie was made in a time when birth control wasn't as readily available and abortions were still illegal, as it was simply going by then-current predictions of population growth.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: "What is the secret of Soylent Green?" [[EpicFail just as they're showing body bags on a conveyor belt]]. It also spoils [[spoiler: Roth's Death]]

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: "What is the secret of Soylent Green?" [[EpicFail just as they're showing body bags on a conveyor belt]]. It also spoils [[spoiler: Roth's Death]]Death]].
11th Dec '16 4:51:07 PM LarryMullen
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* [[CaliforniaDoubling New York Doubling]]: Set in New York City, filmed in California.
22nd Sep '16 11:18:47 AM dieseldragons
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* KleptomaniacHero: The first thing Thorn does after entering somebody's home is steal anything edible. Apparently this is not unexpected behaviour for a policeman.

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* KleptomaniacHero: The first thing Thorn does after entering somebody's home is steal anything edible. Apparently this is not unexpected behaviour for a policeman. They are beginning ''to starve'', just like everyone else. So much so, that its common practice for everyone on the force to demand a cut/percentage from someone else's job/salary to get by.
22nd Sep '16 11:05:29 AM dieseldragons
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* NostalgiaFilter: Sol reminisces on the "[[GoodOldWays good old days]]" often, [[DeadPanSnarker much to Thorn's annoyance]], who quips even people back then must have been "pure and good" too. Sol corrects him. People then [[HumansAreBastards were as rotten as they are today]]. But the Earth, ''[[GaiasLament was beautiful]]''.
21st Sep '16 11:41:43 AM dieseldragons
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* MissingStepsPlan: What exactly is Thorn hoping to accomplish by telling the public what Soylent Green really is? ''Earth's biosphere is still dead.'' His actions will only trigger yet more rioting/violence as the masses seek to avoid cannibalism, and acquire real food: a short and limited stockpile for the rich. It could sustain thousands, but not millions, and NEVER billions. If Earth's environment has any remote chance of recovery after the majority of the human race die off - [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Thorn has just killed that chance]]. The poor will drag the rich down with them to destruction. [[DownerEnding Mankind cannot survive]].

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* MissingStepsPlan: What exactly is Thorn hoping to accomplish by telling the public [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes insane after discovering what Soylent Green really is? is]], pleading the public to fight back. What he doesn't appreciate is - ''Earth's biosphere is still dead.'' His actions will only trigger yet more rioting/violence as the masses seek to avoid cannibalism, and acquire real food: a short and limited stockpile for the rich. It could sustain thousands, thousands yes, but not millions, and NEVER billions. If Earth's environment has any remote chance of recovery after the majority of the human race die off - [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom impending mass die-off, then '''[[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Thorn has just killed that chance]].chance]]'''. The poor will drag the rich down with them to destruction. [[DownerEnding Mankind cannot survive]].
21st Sep '16 11:27:01 AM dieseldragons
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* MissingStepsPlan: What exactly is Thorn hoping to accomplish by telling the public what Soylent Green really is? ''Earth's biosphere is still dead.'' His actions will only trigger yet more rioting/violence as the masses seek to avoid cannibalism, and acquire real food: a short and limited stockpile for the rich. It could sustain thousands, but not millions, and NEVER billions. If Earth's environment has any remote chance of recovery after the majority of the human race die off - [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Thorn has just killed that chance]]. The poor will drag the rich down with them to destruction. [[DownerEnding Mankind cannot survive]].
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