Some of these are in one way or another genre films, but there is so much impact and intensity, and such a richness of visual imagination, that they flatter their genres instead of depending on them. The three directors trade actors and technicians, support each other, make new rules, are successful without compromise. Cuaron's 1998 "Great Expectations," set in a Spanish-moss-dripping modern Florida and starring Ethan Hawke , Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Bancroft (in guess which roles), is a stunning reworking of Dickens and illustrates how all three of these directors can put hands on a project and make it their own.
A wooden Panopticon factory, capable of holding 5000 workers, was constructed by Samuel Bentham in Saint Petersburg , on the banks of the Neva River , between 1805 and 1808: its purpose was to educate and employ young men in trades connected with the navy. It burned down in 1818.  The Round Mill in Belper , Derbyshire, England, is supposed to have been built on the Panopticon principle with a central overseer. Designed by William Strutt , and constructed in 1811, it had fallen into disuse by the beginning of the 20th century and was demolished in 1959.  The Worcester State Hospital , Massachusetts, USA, constructed in the late 19th century, extensively employed panoptic structures to allow more efficient observation of the wards. It was considered a model facility at the time.