[ US /dɪˈmiɫi, dɪˈmɪɫ/ ]
  1. United States film maker remembered for his extravagant and spectacular epic productions (1881-1959)
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  • The script encored the central dynamic that DeMille had used on Union Pacific and North West Mounted Police: a stalwart hero (who in this case does origami), and a lusty, semi-heroic figure who, through a single weakness of character, turns bad but atones by dying nobly (Robert Preston in the earlier films, Wayne in the new one). Empire of Dreams
  • I dont think DeMille directed Laughton to be that flamboyant, to be that queenie. New Bio Gives Cecil B. DeMille His Own Close-Up
  • William deMille was now a name to conjure with in the American theater. Empire of Dreams
  • DeMille had great enthusiasm for the work of directors who were his diametric opposites: the exquisite Fabergé miniatures of Lubitsch, the poeticized emotionalism of Capra. Empire of Dreams
  • William Boyd’s beau geste in making a guest appearance in the picture pleased DeMille enormously, and he gave Boyd an autographed picture of the two men in his dressing room. Empire of Dreams
  • DeMille-the-Christian-artist was not being overly zealous, perverse or unauthentic here.
  • DeMille in his picturization of the Old and New Testament -- no deviation from the Sacred Word is allowed. Now I Wear Coyote Underwear
  • DeMille began to expand the studio, then began to overexpand it. Empire of Dreams
  • In an address to the American Legion delivered on the steps of Federal Hall in New York in September 1945, after first paying tribute to his ancestor Anthony deMil, who was buried nearby in Trinity churchyard, to John Peter Zenger and to George Washington, who was inaugurated on the same spot, DeMille launched into his primary points: Empire of Dreams
  • After the film wrapped, DeMille had the set dismantled and buried.
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