Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Movie Club #10: Soylent Green and The Insider

0:00 - 1:50 -- Intro/Roll Call
1:50 - 46:32 -- Soylent Green
46:32 - 1:14:30 -- The Insider
1:14:30 - 1:21:33 -- Next Month/Outro

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Soylent Green (1973)
Directed by: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Brock Peters, Joseph Cotten


The Insider (1999)
Directed by: Michael Mann
Starring: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Philip Baker Hall, Colm Feore, Michael Gambon, Stephen Tobolowsky, Diane Venora



Reed said...

I was just reading a Soylent Green article written by Harry Harrison, the author of the novel on which the movie was very loosely based. He claims he was swindled like many authors used to claim, but the makers of the movie did listen to some of his suggestions. For example, he influenced the producer to add that montage at the beginning and the year title in order to establish that the movie takes place in the near future to give the movie’s environmental message a sense of urgency.

BTW, along with the cannibalistic soylent green crackers, other ideas in the film that are not in the book include the “furniture” and the suicide parlour.

Anonymous said...

Ok that mic I was using sounded like shit so that's gone.


kurt said...

Wow, a neck in neck race in the voting poll already.

Reed said...

Did anyone catch the recent Life on Mars episode? The series is set in 1973 with the main character somehow having travelled back to that year. And Soylent Green comes up in conversation! The main character of the show even spoils the ending for the other characters (and subsequently, the television audience).

Kurt Halfyard said...

Anyone Notice that we are a year old now?

Drew said...

Happy one year anniversary! I can't believe the first episode was a year ago.