History Film / SoylentGreen

22nd Nov '17 6:49:40 PM dvorak
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* LifeImitatesArt: There is a meal replacement drink called "Soylent."
** Canada banned the beverage in September 2017 due to extreme fat content; cue Twitter erupting with allegations that it's because soylent is made of people.
22nd Nov '17 6:37:59 PM dvorak
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* LifeImitatesArt: There is a meal replacement drink called "Soylent."
** Canada banned the beverage in September 2017 due to extreme fat content; cue Twitter erupting with allegations that it's because soylent is made of people.
13th Nov '17 1:05:46 AM Fireblood
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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Sol's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOV8mBjHHYg euthanasia]] to the tune of 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.

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Sol's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOV8mBjHHYg euthanasia]] to the tune of 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. Charlton Heston's tears in the scene [[EnforcedMethodActing were real]], since only he had been told Robinson was dying, and the poignancy moved him.
13th Nov '17 1:00:32 AM Fireblood
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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 (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.

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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 (Creator/JosephCotten), a board member of the food rations manufacturer [[PeaceAndLoveIncorporated Soylent Corporation]]. Based on the fact that there were was [[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.
21st Oct '17 1:24:53 AM LtFedora
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Simonson’s death was made to look like he was random burglar, but Thron sees through it.
-->”One: the alarm system in the building was out of order for the first time in two years. Two: the bodyguard who was supposed to be protecting him was conveniently out shopping. Three: the punk that broke into the apartment didn't take anything. And four: the punk who killed Simonson was no punk because he used a meat hook instead of a gun to make it look like a punk.”



* MsFanservice: Shirl struts her stuff in quite a few low cut dresses and takes it all off at least once or twice.
* MortonsFork: The populace is ultimately left with the choice of cannibalism or mass starvation.
* NecessaryEvil: Simonson saw his assassination as necessary.



* MsFanservice: Shirl struts her stuff in quite a few low cut dresses and takes it all off at least once or twice.
* MortonsFork: The populace is ultimately left with the choice of cannibalism or mass starvation.
* NecessaryEvil: Simonson saw his assassination as necessary.
27th Sep '17 2:23:39 PM LtFedora
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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: Soylent red and yellow.

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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: Soylent red and yellow.yellow, along with buns and crumbs.
20th Sep '17 3:49:45 PM LtFedora
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* {{Adorkable}}: Thorn during the dinner scene, especially when he mimics Sol wiping an apple on his shirt.
20th Sep '17 3:47:28 PM LtFedora
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: That Soylent Green is people is generally known -- and that knowledge brings some folk to the film. The big reveal ain't gonna work for them, but watching the various characters slowly learn the secret is a very interesting and emotional journey in its own right. Also less known is [[spoiler: that the world's oceans have been utterly exhausted]].
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.
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