Strange Movies...#3  

rm_Kissmystuff 61F
2665 posts
4/8/2006 5:27 am

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Strange Movies...#3

Classic movies are a weakness of mine.
"Soylent Green? is one of those sci-fi classics...that speaks to possible conditions in a future world. It's based on a novel by Harry Harrison.

The setting is a hellish...21st century New York City. The world is overpopulated. The rising temperatures reflect the arrival of the "greenhouse" effect. The water...soil and air has been polluted. The only food left is Soylent Green...a soybean and lentil concoction. The government has mandated the addition of a very special ingredient to the mixture.

Charlton Heston...stars as a detective who investigates a murder and learns of a conspiracy with chilling implications. This was Edward G. Robinson's last movie. He died not long after filming his final scene. Chuck Connors...of Rifleman fame...Leigh Taylor Young...Paula Kelly...and Joseph Cotten also appear.

Some of the critics don't seem to have liked this movie much. But...it seems they don't like a lot of the movies that I do. But hey...what do they know anyway?


Kiss


RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
4/8/2006 9:43 am

Well, you KNOW what fast food burgers are don't you?

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


rm_cru1972 44M
4407 posts
4/8/2006 11:28 am

Don't keep me in this suspence! What is the "special ingredient"?


bigknob1958 53M

4/8/2006 11:48 am

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rm_Kissmystuff 61F
1435 posts
4/8/2006 1:47 pm

Hey there fastfifties...

Good to see ya.

It's been a long time since I've had any fast food burgers. Besides the left over parts of beef...rat turds and fur...bits of bone and fat...chemical preservatives...is there anything more we need to know about what's in it?

Hello Cru...

I'm not telling. It would ruin the movie for you.

Hi Bigknob...

Good to see you again. Most of those movies I have seen. There are a couple that I'm not familiar with. Will have to check them out. Thanks

Kiss


rm_yukonpaul 51M
1120 posts
4/8/2006 8:33 pm

At last! Another person that has seen "Soylent Green"! I saw it many years ago before cable TV. It's difficult to make references to that movie when no one else knows what you are talking about.

I love fast food burgers, regardless what may be in them!


Gypsy329 46F

4/8/2006 10:34 pm

I've never seen Soylent Green but I love classic movies (esp. Sci Fi and Horror) I'll definitely have to check that out.


KarezzaMagick 64M
165 posts
4/9/2006 12:12 am

Sorry to arrive here so late...

Hmmm... I answered your questions at this post I've Been on a Secret Mission

Yes...
I saw Soylent Green when it hit the screen. I liked it. In many ways it reminds me of Logan's Run.

Sometimes the flicks that are not meant to be classics just end up with that status.

I'm betting you also enjoyed Coma. I sure did. The flick with all the comatiZed folks hanging by cables pinned through their bones (saves valuable hospital beds)?

The theatre had this large cardboard display of the hanging woman and I stuck it under my arm and made off with it on the way from the theatre. The manager ran out in the parking lot and made me give it back!

What did you think of "Gangs of New York City?"

But the all-time Biggie Classic Flick has got to be...(wishing I could type upside down so you would have to guess).... THEY LIVE! (Right?)


interested13563 53M
2557 posts
4/9/2006 12:02 pm

I have not watched this movie but will look it up.
Sounds very interesting. I have the impression that
we are not too far away from what is described in it!


Sulabula 45F
12659 posts
4/9/2006 3:41 pm

I have often seen this advertised..but have never gotten around to seeing it...but one of these days I will...or else I will buy the DVD lol

Sula xxx

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bodymassage512 94M
4 posts
4/11/2006 7:03 am

I saw the movie when it first came out,,,I believe Charlton Heston tells the "SPECIAL INGREDIENT" at the end of the movie as the last line.


rm_kelli4u2dew 41F
5220 posts
4/11/2006 5:40 pm

A true classic. I think it was originally a Frank Herbert novel, but I could be wrong.


mister_slippery 60M
6 posts
5/9/2008 2:55 pm

Soylent Green was based on a short novel by Harry Harrison called "Make Room! Make Room!" I still have the paperback and I saw the movie.

Heston made a lot of campy, dystopic sci-fi flicks including the The Omega Man and, of course, Planet of the Apes.

I remember a group of us saw The Omega Man at one theater and then drove to the other theater in town and watched Night of the Living Dead. Quite the cinematic evening.


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