Ever seen the movie "Wild in the Streets?" It did quite well during the late '60 and I believe I ganined a few Oscar nominations in some categoies.
Premise of the fim: Charismatic rock star manipulates baby-boom generation to use their majority and take over the Congress and Executive branch. All
people over 30 are forced to retire and live in a state of perpetual intoxication with mind-altering chemicals while living in fenced-in camps. Quite
Its a fascinating political artifact for many reasons...it exchibits the changes (and continuities) in the baby boom generation; demographic shifts,
the socio-cultural differences that a mere 40 years can make; changes in the concept of revolution and general dissatisfaction with the status quo, as
well as the ways they are manifested; the orwellian touches...a very interesing thing.
Like many of my generation I saw in when it first came out. Unfortunately at that age it was just a movie. I did not get the full implications of the
film. Probably worth a re-watch. I would definately rewatch "Soylent Green".
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