Definition of Cecil b. demille
1. Noun. United States film maker remembered for his extravagant and spectacular epic productions (1881-1959).
Generic synonyms: Film Maker, Film Producer, Filmmaker, Movie Maker
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cecil B. Demille
Literary usage of Cecil b. demille
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Who's who on the Screen by Charles Donald Fox, Milton L. Silver (1920)
"With the start of the motion picture industry, Cecil B. DeMille, first looking askance at the new amusement, finally became a leader in the field. ..."
2. The Queen Mary Psalter: A Study of Affect and Audience by Anne Rudloff Stanton (2001)
"The story of Samson depicted in the Queen Mary Psalter is closer to the 1950s Hollywood film spectacle of Cecil B. DeMille than to the narrative one reads ..."
3. A Condensed Course in Motion Picture Photography by Charles Wilbur Hoffman, Carl Louis Gregory (1920)
"Mr. Cecil B. DeMille, director of the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, wrote an article under the title "Lighting to a Photoplay is Like Music to Drama. ..."
4. Canada 2002 by Wayne C. Thompson (2003)
"Surrounded by an expanse of asphalt and looking like something from the set of a Cecil B. DeMille movie is the enormous Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire. ..."
5. Best Dives of the Western Hemisphere by Joyce Huber (1999)
"... a four-star country hotel. Catalina's Tuna Club, the oldest fishing club in the US, attracted Cecil B. DeMille, John Wayne and Winston Churchill. ..."
6. The Jewish Travel Guide by Betsy Sheldon (2001)
"This was the site of Hollywood's first movie, Squaw Man, by Jesse Lasky, Sam Gold- _ fish (who later changed his name to Goldwyn), and ^ Cecil B. DeMille ..."
7. Quebec by Francois Remillard (2003)
"Surrounded by an expanse of asphalt and looking like something from the set of a Cecil B. DeMille movie is the enormous Basilique Notre-Dame- du-Rosaire. ..."