What is the story behind Soylent Green?

Soylent Green is both the name of a 1973 science fiction film and of a wafer-like food product in the film. The film is a police procedural set in the future, based on the 1966 novel Make Room! Make Room! The food is a processed protein ration made of human beings and distributed to an unsuspecting populace.

What is the story of Soylent Green?

In a densely overpopulated, starving New York City of the future, NYPD detective Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston) investigates the murder of an executive at rations manufacturer Soylent Corporation. With the help of elderly academic Solomon “Sol” Roth (Edward G. Robinson), Thorn begins to make real progress — until the governor mysteriously pulls the plug. Obsessed with the mystery, Thorn steps out from behind the badge and launches his own investigation into the murder.

What does furniture mean in Soylent Green?

In Soylent Green, women are “furniture” that stay with their apartments, just like couches or tables.

Is Soylent Green about eating humans?

Make Room!, the 1968 novel of overpopulation and famine by sci-fi author Harry Harrison, on which Soylent Green is very loosely based. There’s no corporate cannibalism in the book. Instead, there’s a riot over Soylent steaks, a meat substitute made from soy and lentils (hence the name).

Is Soylent a human?

If the name Soylent sounds familiar, there’s a good reason for that. It was perhaps most famous for being the form of sustenance in the movie Soylent Green, which starred Charlton Heston and ended with (spoiler alert) the horrifying reveal that the wafers were actually made from human remains.


Soylent Green (1973) Official Trailer – Charlton Heston …

behind the scenes of soylent green

Soylent Green 1973 behind the scenes

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