In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff. –IMDb
The son of famed animator Max Fleischer (Popeye, Betty Boop et. al.), Richard O. Fleischer was a psychology student at Brown University when he dropped out in favor of the Yale Drama Department. At age 21, Fleischer organized a campus theatrical troupe called the Arena Players. In 1942, he went to work for RKO-Pathe in New York, editing the company’s weekly newsreels before producing and directing his own short-subject projects, including the March of Time-like This is America and a series of gagged-up silent-film vignettes titled Flicker Flashbacks. In 1946, he headed to Hollywood, there to direct feature films for Pathe’s parent studio, RKO Radio; his last short-subject effort was the Oscar-winning Design for Death (1948). At first limited to “B” pictures, Fleischer gained a loyal critical following with such topnotch films as Follow Me Quietly (1949) and The Narrow Margin (1952).
Perhaps sensing that RKO was on its last legs, Fleischer moved on to MGM, then to Walt Disney… read more
1950's sci-fi: Communism and the nuclear threat. Now been replaced with problems we are facing today. Greenhouse effect, overpopulation and scarcity of food along with the separation of the classes, Soylent Green presents us with a nightmarish vision of the world where humans have raped nature and now are paying the price. The acting is mediocre at best, the action feels dated but the message hits where it hurts!
Buon film fantascientifico,in pieno stile anni '70 che sente un pò il passare degli anni e oggi risulta abbastanza schematico e prevedibile.Le scenografie sono suggestive,le scene e i campi non altrettanto.Forse la parte più bella è quella del suicidio con il Ludovico Van di sottofondo.I temi trattati sono originali e interessanti(negli anni il settore sarà inflazionato),ma la regia non si eleva ad alti livelli.3*
I enjoyed much of the ideas and the fictional future society. Also, as the movie progressed I grew more and more fond of Thorn's hands-on mentality. At times the acting wasn't so great, especially during the action scenes, of which a lot were redundant to begin with. This movie is enjoyable and certainly has its qualities, but I can't say I think it's an essential.
Soleil vert de Richard Fleischer est un film joyeux. Vraiment joyeux. L’avenir des êtres humains semble acquis puisqu’on sera de plus en plus nombreux, mais qu’en contrepartie les riches auront toujours… read review
I thought the movie was just average, although the cast promised to delvier a good movie. Joseph Cotton has just a brief appereance and you can see the late Edward G. Robinson in his last appereance… read review