(*homocinematically inclined)

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Potent Quotables: Thorn on Nutrition

Although my brothers and I ate up such post-2001/pre-Star Wars sci fi parables as Logan's Run and Silent Running, I never saw Soylent Green until recently. (Nor did I know that "Soylent" was a combination of "soy" and "lentil", but that's another story.) Because of its oft-parodied signature line and the presence of Charlton Heston, I always assumed this movie was big cheese fest.

Well, I was wrong; it is actually a nice little futuristic thriller, with a heart-breaking final performance by Edward G. Robinson. Yes, there are some cheesy moments (such as when anyone bleeds red tempera paint), but overall it is effective, if a bit over-earnest.

Speaking of over-earnestness, here is the classic closing line, bellowed by Heston's Detective Thorn in his last ditch attempt to get out the truth. All together now:


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