silver screen


Definition of silver screen 

1 : a motion-picture screen

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Daredevil extraordinaire Johnny Knoxville is back on the silver screen, courting danger in the new comedy Action Point. Patrick Shanley, The Hollywood Reporter, "Johnny Knoxville Relives the Craziest Stunts of His Career," 1 June 2018 Faith Herbert, the plus-size superhero and fan favorite from the Valiant comic books, is the latest superpowered crimefighter possibly headed to the silver screen. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Plus-Size Female Superhero Faith Herbert Might Be Getting Her Own Movie," 29 June 2018 With Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Infinity War, Marvel Studios has brought the comic book crossover — collecting all their heroes in one special issue or event — to the silver screen. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "The Marvel Cinematic Universe, explained.," 23 Apr. 2018 Modern history is filled with heroes of color, real and imagined, who helped clear their path to silver screen. Dante A. Ciampaglia, Newsweek, "‘Black Panther’ Owes Its Success to Heroes of Color Who Paved the Way," 13 Feb. 2018 Millepied codirected the project alongside Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington, working with celebrated cinematographer Darius Khondji to bring the world of fashion to the silver screen. Vogue, "The Fashion Set Comes Out for a Screening of Rag & Bone’s New Film, Why Can’t We Get Along," 2 Feb. 2018 The book, television show and 2004 movie about a high school football team's journey to the Texas state championship is getting yet another reboot for the Hollywood silver screen, Variety reports. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Friday Night Lights to get reboot as movie," 10 May 2018 If this movie can perform very well at the box office, studio executives will have less of an excuse to not make diverse stories for the silver screen. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "'Love, Simon' & The Sociopolitical Importance of Your Dollar: Op-Ed," 20 Mar. 2018 But the odds are so heavily stacked against trans actors that casting across gender-identification lines becomes a real-world political problem, not a silver screen challenge. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Scarlett Johansson won’t play a trans man after all.," 13 July 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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