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Soylent Green (1973)

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Starring (View all)
Charlton Heston Charlton Heston
Detective Thorn
Chuck Connors Chuck Connors
Tab Fielding
Joseph Cotten Joseph Cotten
William R. Simonson
Brock Peters Brock Peters
Chief Hatcher
Paula Kelly Paula Kelly
Martha
Stephen Young Stephen Young
Gilbert


Written by
Stanley R. Greenberg Stanley R. Greenberg
(screenplay)


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Soylent Green

4 years, 4 months ago at Mar 17 23:51
When discussing his reaction to the film version of his book Make Room! Make Room!, author Harry Harrison described it as such: “murder and chase sequences [and] the ‘furniture’ girls are not what the film is about – and are completely irrelevant” and mentioned being only fifty percent satisfied with the final product. Hollywood has a long history of treating authors shabbily and using t... read more
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A 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.
Release date: 9 May 1973
UPC: 012569505223
Tags: Sci-fi (16), Drama (12), Dystopia (12), Mystery (8), Murder (8), Science Fiction (8), 1973 (8), Thriller (7), 1970s (7), Action (6), New York (6), Food (6), Ecology (5), Starvation (5), Based On Novel (4), New York City (4), Cannibalism (4), Police (3), Poverty (3), Environmental Disaster (3)
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Soylent Green

“When discussing his reaction to the film version of his book Make Room! Make Room!, author Harry Harrison described it as such: “murder and chase sequences [and] the ‘furniture’ girls are not what the film is about – and are completely irrelevant” and mentioned being only fifty percent satisfied with the final product. Hollywood has a long history of treating authors shabbily and using the bare bones of their work to scavenge for parts. Enter Soylent Green in which the author’s thoughts about the work prove to be true – the least interesting parts are the Hollywood add-ons that bog the paranoia down into something more conventional.   Aggressive sexual politics (be prepared to see why the women’s liberation movement was and remains an absolute necessity), dumb-downed det” read more


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