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  1. Ken Stuart

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    ...available for pre-order at Amazon.com [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. 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... [​IMG]
     
  3. Colin Dunn

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    Soylent Green is people!
     
  4. Dennis Nicholls

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    Soylent Green is .... soy beans!!![​IMG]
     
  5. John Watson

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    Good with french fries [​IMG]
     
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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!
     
  7. 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. [​IMG]

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

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    This film practically epitomizes '70s cult sci-fi', in my book! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And we get The Omega Man on the same day! Gah-hmmm! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    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!"
     
  10. Jon Robertson

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    I found this extraordinarily moving as a child - here's hoping it still stands up. [​IMG]
     
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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?
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. 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
     
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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

    [​IMG]
     
  15. 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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    ...my favorite breakfast cereal?
     
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    available for a limited time only! Not available in all states nor anyone under the age of 18 years
     
  18. Dan Rudolph

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    In the book, Soylent green is soy and lentils. Thus the name.
     
  19. JustinCleveland

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    SOYLENT WHITE... [​IMG]

    I remember, though I don't think we should admit we watch SNL in public...
     
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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? [​IMG]
     

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