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Soylent Green

Set in 2022, this science fiction classic presents a dystopian future where overpopulation and lack of food threaten the very existence of the human race. The Soylent Corporation offers a solution but can they be trusted, and what exactly is Soylent Green? The film shares some key themes and ideas with Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel The Wanting Seed. As Burgess remembers in his autobiography “Harry Harrison, on his own confession during the downing of a bottle of Scotch in my New York flat, stole the ending for the film of his novel No Room! No Room!, called Soylent Green.”