These days SOYLENT GREEN is a film better known for it's spoiler level final act revelation than for it's more impressive cinematic qualities. It presents a dystopian vision of the world if then current trends in overpopulation and pollution continued unabated and it does so with a depth of meaning and intelligence typical of the best science fiction. Fortunately, the talent involved were able to craft this harsh story into something smart and entertaining instead of dull and ponderous. The film boasts a brilliant cast, strong direction and a dark future-shock style scenario that feels realistic but alien and fascinating at the same time. The vision of a hopelessly overcrowded
York City in 2022, choked with clouds of yellowish
smog and bathed in a constant smothering heat wave is a window into to a tomorrow that no
one would want for their children but seems more likely with each passing year.
Perhaps, if we are lucky, this film's fate is to be less prophecy than heeded
warning for the generations that fear that one day we might be feeding on
ourselves just to survive.
For this episode I am joined once again by my fellow 1970's science fiction fanatic Randy Fox to discuss SOYLENT GREEN and we find that our opinions differ just a bit. Before we begin Randy let's us in on his recent, exciting project bringing independent radio back to the city of
Nashville! He is one of the main movers &
shakers behind the scenes of WXNA 101.5 FM which can also be streamed online at
their website if you are not privileged enough to live in Nashville. It's a DJ programmed radio station
with a slew of specialty shows and the attitude that they will play what
corporate radio won't touch. Check it out!
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