director's chair


Definition of director's chair

: a lightweight folding armchair with a back and seat usually of cotton duck

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Big names like Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, and Laurence Fishburne round out the cast, with Richard Linklater in the director's chair. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette," 18 Dec. 2018 Rachel McAdams is rumored to be returning as well, as Stephen Strange's somewhat-reluctant love interest, while Scott Derrickson will reportedly return to the director's chair. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Not dusted for good? There’s a sequel in the works for Doctor Strange," 11 Dec. 2018 Snag one of the director's chairs and enjoy the view. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 This time out, Stefano Sollima sat in the director's chair, while Sony teamed with Black Label Media in making the adult drama (Lionsgate handled the first movie). Pamela Mcclintock, Billboard, "Weekend Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Dunks 'Uncle Drew,' 'Sicario: Day of the Soldado' With $60M," 1 July 2018 Shane Black, who appeared in the 1987 original Predator film, is in the director's chair for the new adventure which stars Trevante Rhodes, Sterling K. Brown, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, "Evolved Predator Featured in Bloody New Trailer," 26 June 2018 James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first three films in the series, cedes the director's chair to Gerard McMurary; DeMonaco wrote the script. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "'The First Purge:' Interesting ideas drown in a bloodbath," 4 July 2018 The bedrooms are christened after famous partyers, including Steve McQueen, Janis Joplin, and Elvis Presley, whose names are also inscribed on the director's chairs that surround the dining table. Peter Terzian, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: Ken Fulk Creates A Montana Guesthouse That's The Ultimate Winter Getaway," 17 Nov. 2016 Despite what may seem like recent steps in a progress, a new report sees some less-than-inspiring numbers for women and people of color in the director's chair for films over the past decade. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Report Finds Top-Grossing Movies Are Still Lacking Directors Who Are Women or People of Color," 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of director's chair

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for director's chair

from its use by motion-picture directors on the set

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