History YMMV / SoylentGreen

1st Apr '16 3:30:31 PM R1ck
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** It certainly doesn't help that the [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil trailer spoiled it]].
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' worked it into an episode about Homer and Marge's sexual relations. [[spoiler:"It's people! People have soiled our greens!"]] A look into the future also had Homer saying "Mmm...Soylent Green."
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has Soylent Cola. The taste "[[DoubleEntendre varies from person to person.]]"
** In ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'', low clearance citizens have to make do with Soylent Red. They only get the Green stuff when they advance up the ranks.



* TearJerker: Sol Roth's suicide.

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* TearJerker: Sol Roth's suicide.
3rd Aug '15 10:30:16 AM PriceCheck
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* FridgeHorror: Sure on the surface the film may look like a silly, dated 70s sci-fi flick but the core idea, [[spoiler:making food from people in a desperate, last ditch effort to save the human race by making food from the most abundant source - people]] is still undeniably horrifying.
6th Jan '15 2:22:34 PM VoxAquila
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** [[http://www.lifenews.com/2011/08/11/china-businesses-sell-aborted-babies-as-stamina-booster-pills/ It may have come true.]]
19th Feb '14 5:48:28 PM billthetaylor
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* FridgeHorror: Sure on the surface the film may look like a silly, dated 70s sci-fi flick but the core idea, [[spoiler:making food from people in a desperate, last ditch effort to save the human race by making food from the most abundant source - people]] is still undeniably horrifying.
21st Dec '13 11:57:20 AM DavidDelony
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* HarsherInHindsight: Roth's suicide. The actor playing him, Edward G. Robinson, was dying of cancer. Only Heston knew. And because of this, [[EnforcedMethodActing Heston's tears were ''real'']].

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* HarsherInHindsight: Roth's suicide. The actor playing him, Edward G. Robinson, was dying of cancer. Only Heston knew. And because of this, [[EnforcedMethodActing Heston's tears were ''real'']].were]] ''[[EnforcedMethodActing real]]''.
21st Dec '13 11:56:49 AM DavidDelony
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* HarsherInHindsight: Roth's suicide. The actor playing him, Edward G. Robinson, was dying of cancer. Only Heston knew. And because of this, Heston's tears were ''real''.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Roth's suicide. The actor playing him, Edward G. Robinson, was dying of cancer. Only Heston knew. And because of this, [[EnforcedMethodActing Heston's tears were ''real''.''real'']].
17th May '13 6:43:50 AM riffraff913
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** It certainly doesn't help that the [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil trailer spoiled it]].
30th Mar '13 11:59:54 AM Shanethefilmmaker
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** The scoops. Imagine Trash Trucks converted with Bulldozers designed to scoop up the rioting populace. On the outside it seems like an important safety feature. However after the twist ending was revealed, it seemed that Thorn's prediction of the people being used as cattle came true.
16th Jan '13 4:17:31 PM Tuckerscreator
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** Keep in mind that the movie was made in the 70's. [[ValuesDissonance Birth control had only been legal for a few years and nobody took environmental protection seriously.]] You could argue that this movie was a well-needed [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped slap in the face.]] A self-''defeating'' prophecy, perhaps?

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** Keep in mind that the movie was made in the 70's. [[ValuesDissonance Birth control had only been legal for a few years and nobody took environmental protection seriously.]] You could argue that this movie was a well-needed [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped well-needed slap in the face.]] A self-''defeating'' prophecy, perhaps?



* ItWasHisSled: Soylent Green is people. Like "[[PlanetOfTheApes it]] was EarthAllAlong", It's now possibly the world's most poorly guarded secret, and has been parodied almost universally in Sci-Fi comedies and plenty of other places too.

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* ItWasHisSled: Soylent Green is people. Like "[[PlanetOfTheApes "[[Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes it]] was EarthAllAlong", It's now possibly the world's most poorly guarded secret, and has been parodied almost universally in Sci-Fi comedies and plenty of other places too.
17th Dec '12 7:52:53 PM PaulA
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!!The book contains the following examples:
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The {{Aesop}} of the novel is that ''birth control should be legalized''. It's easy to forget how controversial a statement this once was.
** In the US, it had only been legalized nationally by the 1964 Supreme Court decision of Griswold vs. Connecticut, or only ''two years'' before the book was released. Even then, it was illegal for unmarried couples to use birth control until 1972 (Eisenstadt v. Baird). Since then, along with abortion, better agricultural techniques, medicine, etc. global population rates have dropped increasingly, especially in the most developed countries. YMMV on whether this is a good thing or not, of course.
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