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NickSo

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Just what exactly IS soylent green anyways? I've heard it mentioned in the simpsons, or futurama or something, but i dont know what it is... :confused:
 

Bill Burns

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"You've got to tell everybody!" What a film. It's been a few years since I last saw it ...

(peripheral spoiler reference):
... and changed my diet. Ocean plankton indeed ... I know better!
 

John Watson

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I've just had the thought, that its the logical successor to the pod people in the original INVASION of the BODY SNATCHERS. :D

Anyway, its almost the last film on my sci-fi want list, having got FAHRENHEIT 451 recently ...
 

Gordon McMurphy

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This film practically epitomizes '70s cult sci-fi', in my book! :D :emoji_thumbsup:

And we get The Omega Man on the same day! Gah-hmmm! :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

Praise Warner!


Gordy
 

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Soylent Green is a good Hollywood Sci-fi B-movie, but a very bad adaptation of Harry Harrison's "Make Room! Make Room!"
 

Paul_Scott

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once you know the 'shock' ending, does the film still have any appeal?
i like Chuck Heston, and i like 70's era movies, but i'm hesitating on it since i already know the ending.

does it offer anything else of interest?
 

Jon Robertson

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I knew the ending when I first saw it all those years ago, and was still engrossed and moved to tears. It's a great, sorely underappreciated film.
 

Gordon McMurphy

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What continues to draw me to the film is its superb use of music, especially Grieg's 'Sunrise' from Pier Gynt seguing into Beethoven's first movement from his 'Pastoral' suite. It's a brilliant segue - I have actually copped this great segue myself for a MiniDisc collage of great Classical music.

The use of Panavision is quite good and the film is lively and thought-provoking.

Eddie Robinson's last performance is superb.

I'll be pre-ordering this, for sure.


Gordy
 

oscar_merkx

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just read an interview with Richard Fleisher and learned that he was the director for this one, Dr Doolittle and 20000 Leagues.

Fantastic read as well

:D
 

Britton

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Does anyone remember that SNL skit from the early 90s with Phil Hartman as Charlton Heston where there were a bunch of Soylent products? Pretty funny stuff. I think John Goodman was the host of that episode.
 

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available for a limited time only! Not available in all states nor anyone under the age of 18 years
 

Kevin M

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Does anyone remember the parody that South Park did which had a Turkey farm slaughter it's birds using the same pastoral lightshow "calming" technique? :D
 

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