silver screen


Definition of silver screen 

1 : a motion-picture screen

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a list of the top 100 stars of the silver screen

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Before her days on the silver screen, Olivia worked as an intern during college with FOX Sports. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "8 Facts That Prove 'America's Got Talent' Guest Judge Olivia Munn Has a Fascinating Life," 24 July 2018 Matthew McConaughey has lit up the big screen, the silver screen, and our hearts with his Texas drawl and super buff bod for decades. Hallie Gould, Marie Claire, "Matthew McConaughey Explains His Famous Catchphrase," 12 Mar. 2014 From The Unbearable Lightness of Being to The English Patient, here are the flicks that brought the best of what's in the book to the silver screen. Alexandra Gekas, Woman's Day, "12 Best Movies Based on Books," 2 Aug. 2010 The actress, who turned heads this year as the new face of Lady Dior, also scintillated on the silver screen in Rob Marshall's musical film Nine. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Marion Cotillard Fêted by Dior," 12 Jan. 2010 Given the happy-go-lucky vibes of the classic Archie comics, an intentionally dark, subversive take on the cult favorite — in silver screen format, no less — almost seemed counterintuitive. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The Best Beauty Moments from "Riverdale"," 1 Sep. 2018 Iowans expect some personal attention, and not just from the silver screen. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "The Rock Rules Out 2020 Run," 12 July 2018 Chris Hemsworth rides onto the silver screen on horseback in the film adaptation (in theaters Jan. 19). Anika Reed, Detroit Free Press, "10 books to read before they become movies in 2018," 5 Jan. 2018 Today, Caron's nearly 40 silver screen appearances are Turner Classics. Lili Rosenkranz, Town & Country, "T&C Family Album: Leslie Caron," 17 July 2014

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1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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