soylent green (1973)

happen to watch a movie soylent green (1973). its based on harry harrison’s novel. an interesting & grim depiction of the future urban living, but quite accurately pointing out many of the problems that are becoming increasingly substantial – overpopulation, food shortage, and environmental devastation. stop reading my post here if you plan to watch the movie yourself as it is a spoiler.

soylent green poster - from amazon

a couple of intriguing concepts were:

– a woman offered as ‘furniture’ with every house / flat: it is obviously an idea you’d call sexist’s, but nevertheless i fully enjoyed the social ripple effect that this proposition triggered me to imagine – like longevity of a property and a human? inheritance?

– imaginary home service: it is a place where people can go to when they want to die. for the final ceremony (of the death), the person gets to choose the ambient lighting color and music. the space design and other people’s involvement leaves a very interesting design challenge – though the movie’s focus shifts to a spam factory from here on.

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  1. Scott Bower

    Hehe, this movie was also the inspiration for countless power electronic/noise songs from musicians based in Eastern Europe.

    Sadly, Ted Turner is giving interviews now proclaiming that society will soon resort to the central concept of this movie due to food shortages and overpopulation.

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