Last year we celebrated the 100th anniversary of plastics, which got its start when Leo Baekeland filed his famous “heat and pressure” patent for phenol formaldehyde on July 13, 1907. This year, we must note the somewhat creepy side of the Baekeland family history, with the limited U.S. release this weekend of "Savage Grace." The movie stars Stephen Dillane as plastics heir Brooks Baekeland; Julianne Moore as his wife, Barbara; and Eddie Redmayne as their son, Tony. Here's the plot, summed up in 20 words thanks to Wikipedia:
The story is based on the Baekeland family and the dysfunctional, incestuous relationship between Antony Baekeland and Barbara Daly Baekeland.Hmm. I think I'll pass. Even "Sex in the City" has got to be better.