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Soylent Green Movie Posters

Original Vintage Movie Posters @ Film/Art Gallery

Soylent Green Movie Posters


Original Vintage Movie Posters @ Film/Art Gallery

Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of vintage original movie posters for Soylent Green, the 1973 Richard Fleischer dystopian science fiction thriller starring Charlton Heston.

Based on a novel by Harry Harrison, the film is set in the year 2022, where environmental disaster has resulted in mankind losing the battle to feed itself. In New York City, most residents are forced to survive on Soylent Green - a high-protein staple, purportedly made from plankton cultivated in the oceans.

The dystopia of Soylent Green is much more than just a parable about scarcity and overpopulation; it also touches on dehumanization, and how environmental problems can cause social collapse, leading to regressions in government and basic human rights.

John Solie’s movie poster artwork depicts this state of chaos overwhelming New York City, where starving rioters are violently removed from the streets with trucks and brutal police force.

Fleischer’s film also dared to show people a future in which the sexual revolution had been utterly lost by women, who were now treated not just as slaves but as actual furniture.

Many exterior shots were filmed on an old Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) backlot, and Soylent Green was the last film to use it before it was torn down. This lends the outdoor sets an air of past glory and creeping decrepitude, which is absolutely what the film was going for.