silver screen


Definition of silver screen

1 : a motion-picture screen

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This film won’t be the only attempt to tackle the #MeToo movement on the silver screen—a whole spate of prestige film and TV projects about (and adjacent to the events of) the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements are slated for the near future. Sangeeta Singh-kurtz, Quartz at Work, "Bombshell might be the first great film about the Me Too movement," 27 Aug. 2019 The evening's main honoree will be Transparent creator and executive producer Jill Soloway, who will be receiving the organization's equality visibility award for their continued representation for transgender characters on the silver screen. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Kim Petras Set to Perform at Equality California's 20th Anniversary Los Angeles Equality Awards," 29 Aug. 2019 Previous SlideNext Slide But Scary Stories is also a challenging series to adapt for the silver screen. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," 11 Aug. 2019 Drew Barrymore has expanded her career way past those early E.T. beginnings to become a lifestyle guru in addition to leading lady on the silver screen. Claudia Fisher,, "Drew Barrymore Wears This Sunscreen Every Single Day—and Derms Swear By It Too," 29 July 2019 McFarlane had a roundabout experience with the silver screen recently. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Comic artist Todd McFarlane prepares to make history with Spawn No. 301," 18 July 2019 Though Butler has been in the business since his teenage years, this will be his first starring credit on the silver screen. Ellise Shafer, Billboard, "Get to Know Austin Butler: 5 Fast Facts About the Actor Playing Elvis Presley," 15 July 2019 San Diego has never looked better on the silver screen, and to the vast majority of people who only know about the flight school because of the film, Topgun and the city will always be connected. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Back story: Topgun," 16 June 2019 But Gronk doesn’t need football or the silver screen to stay in the spotlight. Ben Volin,, "NFL teams share data with the NCAA to make the sport safer," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of silver screen

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of silver screen was in 1918

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