I read Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison (Amazon link) when it first came out and it has remained one of my favorite science fiction books of all time and the movie Soylent Green is, in my opinion, one of the best science fiction movies ever made.
If you would like to see the movie before watching the discussion on the video below (which gives the plot away) I have included the trailer as the second video. Unfortunately I could not find the full movie for free… but you can rent it from this trailer for only $2.99. I highly recommend both the book and the movie. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
What is the Secret of Soylent Green?
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ORIGINAL AIR DATE: April 15, 2013
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On this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order we talk to James Evan Pilato of MediaMonarchy.com about Soylent Green, the 1973 sci-fi movie based on the 1966 novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison. We discuss the differences between the book and the movie, the eminent personage who wrote the introduction to the book, and how the story has been used to predictively program some of the favourite memes of the eugenics propagandists.
This is the year 2022. Overcrowding, pollution, and resource depletion have reduced society’s leaders to finding food for the teeming masses. The answer is Soylent Green – an artificial nourishment whose actual ingredients are not known by the public. Thorn is the tough homicide detective who stumbles onto the secret so terrifying no one would dare believe him.