Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:13 AM
MrScorpio (62,658 posts)
Sometimes I feel as if we're all living in a precursor-Soylent Green world
Either you haven't yet seen the movie and seeing it will register an instant recognition onto the path of our current direction as a society, or you've seen it before and you'll experience a heavy dose of deja-vu.
However, in spite of the fact that I thought the entire movie's premise was far fetched the very first the I saw it, I've come to realize in my later years how prescient that movie can be.
From the rampant global warming, to the pervasive homelessness and overpopulation and fascistic police state tactics, to the wildly disproportionate upward distribution of wealth, the way that wealth and power undemocratically influences the political system, the restriction of vital information, the loss of habitat, diminishing natural food supply and its replacement with factory produced artificial food substitutes, the general violence, exploitation and cheapness of human life, Soylent Green is a movie that predicts an all too possible future for our descendants.
If you're into dystopic movies from the 1970's, movies that rely more on plot, character development and deep questions about the state of humanity, I can't recommend a movie much better than Soylent Green.
It just so happens that you can watch it for free online, enjoy.
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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:39 AM
Bluenorthwest (35,930 posts)
2. Edward G Robinson died 12 days after he finished that film...he was very well cast....
The movie is based on a book by Harry Harrison called 'Make Room! Make Room!'.