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Friday Funnies: Lights, camera, plastics (or the unexpected virtue of plastic additives in the movies)

Friday Funnies: Lights, camera, plastics (or the unexpected virtue of plastic additives in the movies)
The movies are a reflection of society (and sometimes society is a reflection of the movies), so it's no surprise that plastic materials and products have often played a supporting role. In this slide show, we feature nine movies where the material has been a key player, either metaphorically or, more often, as part of a memorable set design or as a key prop. I don't doubt that I may have missed some obvious choices. If a movie with a plastics connection comes to your mind, please let me know, and I will share your comments with the PlasticsToday audience.

The movies are a reflection of society (and sometimes society is a reflection of the movies), so it's no surprise that plastic materials and products have often played a supporting role. In this slide show, we feature nine movies where the material has been a key player, either metaphorically or, more often, as part of a memorable set design or as a key prop.

I don't doubt that I may have missed some obvious choices. If a movie with a plastics connection comes to your mind, please let me know, and I will share your comments with the PlasticsToday audience.

To make this slideshow a bit more fun, the Next Slide links include a clue for the next movie in the queue. See if you can guess the titles. We'll start off with an easy one.

Image courtesy Salvatore Vuono/freedigitalphotos.net.

Norbert Sparrow

Norbert Sparrow is Senior Editor at PlasticsToday. Follow him on twitter @norbertcsparrow and Google+.


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