Thursday, October 15, 2009

Chair #288

—Designer unknown

ACTION!! The design of the Director's chair goes back to coffer-makers' chairs of the 15th century and even as far back to the Roman curule chair. The lightweight chair that folds side-to-side with a scissors action. The seat and back are made of canvas or leather, and usually has armrests. The stereotypical image of a movie director on location includes one of these chairs, hence the name. Think Cecil B. DeMille. CUT!

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Classic lines from Sunset Boulevard

Joe Gillis: You're Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big.

Norma Desmond: I AM big. It's the pictures that got small.

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Norma Desmond: We didn't need dialogue. We had faces!

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Norma Desmond: All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.

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