Soylent Green is on ARTE. It's been years since the last time I saw it, and I'm too tired to mark papers, so I'm watching it. Kinda fitting for a pseudo End of the World's Eve!
And suddenly I realise that some of my favourite fictional characters are named Sol (or Saul), or rather that a character whose name is Sol is usually a terrific character.
In Soylent Green the old librarian who works with Charlton Heston's character is named Sol Roth.
And of course there's my beloved Sol Star in Deadwood, and there's Saul Tigh in Battlestar Galactica, a character whom I came to love throughout the series, and lately one of the most redeeming qualities in Homeland has been Saul Berenson whose scenes are always terrific!*
I wonder whether writers deliberately use that name as a lucky charm.
Anyway, one day to go, and I'll be on (very much needed) holidays.Now back to Soylent Green in which Charlton Heston just fucked "the furniture"...
*ETA: And Of course Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad! "Better Call Saul!" must be a Hollywood motto for writers actually.