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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Examples of director's chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, according to Screen Rant, Francis Lawrence, the director behind all of the franchise installments (minus the first Hunger Games flick), will return to the director's chair for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Seventeen, 29 Apr. 2022 Nothing about Doom's aesthetic or clunky military base textures has ever suggested the kind of lens flare that would make J.J. Abrams perk up in his director's chair. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 1 Apr. 2022 The pic shows Badgley, now sporting a beard and slightly longer hair than his character has worn, sitting in a director's chair outside a London building. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 Apr. 2022 Clint Eastwood rides tall in the director's chair, stakes his claim for best Western ever and stars as an aging farmer who returns to his outlaw ways for righteous retribution. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2022 Max was in the director's chair for so many critical events from the Kennedy assassination, to the 1968 Democratic National Convention. NBC News, 13 Mar. 2022 The director's chair revealed Poitier's gift for old-school physical gags. Keith Murphy,, 7 Jan. 2022 But Ozark isn't her first time in the director's chair. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 27 Jan. 2022 Madonna has been working on bringing her life story to the big screen for years, with Universal Pictures and Amy Pascal jumping on board to produce the movie (with Madonna in the director's chair) in September 2020. Joey Nolfi,, 19 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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13 May 2022

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“Director's chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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