John Shirley on Soylent Green


Science fiction author John Shirley wrote about the movie Soylent Green in his 15th September 2007 blog post at Signs of Witness.

John Shirley points out that while the film is often ridiculed, and has a shock ending that really isn’t that shocking, some of the details included in it – including such lines of dialogue about “the greenhouse effect” slowly “burning the world up” was a pretty valid prediction way back in 1973. 

The movie trailer for Soylent Green has been posted on YouTube – it looks pretty dated now, but if you haven’t seen the movie in a while, it’s worth reminding yourself of the good bits – including Edward G. Robinson’s final movie appearance.

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