15 Famous Film Factories

Rob Spiegel

June 9, 2014

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15 Famous Film Factories

Just as factories have been the backbone of industrial development, jobs, and the rising standard of living, plants and factories have been widely depicted in film and television. Beginning with the classic factory gears in Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, plants have appeared throughout the history of film and TV, appearing as recently as 2012 in Les Miserables, where the main character, Jean Valjean, was a factory owner.

Unlike the factory art displayed in last week's article, 15 Artistic Views of the Factory, movie factories have tended to be positive -- or at least exciting. Whether it's a chocolate factory or an automated production facility for drones, factories in film are fantastic environments. While there is the occasional -- and notable -- derisive look at plants such as The China Syndrome, generally, filmmakers have had fun with factories.

Click on the image of the Droid Factory from Star Wars Episode II below to start the slideshow.


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About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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