89 Total Quotes

Robert Thompson Quotes

This turned out to be a story that didn't even have enough traction to compete with the runaway bride, which blew Michael Jackson off the screen for a week and a half.
Robert Thompson
#Bride

The tape was the key. Without it, no one would believe you. The video is not perfect, a little grainy, but that's what makes it so quaint, so appealing.
Robert Thompson
#Believe

retro, nostalgia, second-time-around industry, which is huge in this country.
Robert Thompson
#Country

There are two revolutions taking place. One revolution is taking place in the living room with high definition, bigger and wider screens. The second revolution is portable television.
Robert Thompson
#Living

It becomes just another media in which these celebrities work.
Robert Thompson
#Media

Sometimes a performance is best experienced with other people. The real advantage of television - that theater and the movies don't have - is you're allowed to talk through it.
Robert Thompson
#Movie

Parents are now talking about kids staying home playing poker instead of going out to movies. It opened up this whole other area.
Robert Thompson
#Home

Technology Enterprise Park is the latest addition to the successful and ongoing efforts to foster the commercialization of research at Georgia Tech through Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures.
Robert Thompson
#Research

Even if it stopped now, its combination of longevity and quality has never been matched, ... is one of the great comic creations. ... He's complex in his own lack of complexity.
Robert Thompson
#Longevity

Since these competitions can also lend themselves to television broadcasts, there is no reason to believe that we may not see more organized competitions in the future, ... If television can figure out how to make playing cards interesting, it should certainly be able to do so with video games.
Robert Thompson
#Reason

No-one wants a moment like the exposed breast of Janet Jackson to happen on stage or on the red carpet at the Oscars.
Robert Thompson
#Breast

New Year's Day was the perfect time for football because you could roll out of bed and you could start watching football, even before you manage to mix your aspirin and water. The second (of January) is just not the same. Some people are going to have to get up. The dynamic gets broken. The whole calculus changes.
Robert Thompson
#Bed

It really kind of works in its absolute, utter simplicity, its kind of stripped down Zen-like quality.
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#Quality

I think the '70s was the last pure decade. Once you're in the '80s, you're in the post-modern era,
Robert Thompson
#Decade

You can find volumes written about 'Citizen Kane' or 'The Wizard of Oz.' This movie has only been out for months … the response has been almost immediate. The Internet has opened up to anyone with a computer the opportunity to discuss and analyze in a way that used to be open to the very few who had access to publication media.
Robert Thompson
#Citizens

If you go and perform in a KISS tribute band, there's nothing wrong with it. If you name your kids after Gene Simmons, that's odd.
Robert Thompson
#Kids

There simply are not a lot of really good movies that people were interested in. Every time a new element enters the field -- movies have to be better to attract people.
Robert Thompson
#Movie

By the time this happened, the whole Martha Stewart style was beginning to show its age. What is strange is her being elevated beyond her fan base to world-class celebrity, thanks to a trial and conviction, and brought to a place in our culture that is much bigger than before.
Robert Thompson
#Age And Aging

They have the biggest audience of the year. And what we watch is the modern version of a 1950s variety show.
Robert Thompson
#Audience

How television and the culture are absorbing Katrina is certainly different than how they absorbed Sept. 11. Four years ago, all culture was put on pause. But people have continued to watch comedies and dramas and reality shows throughout, even when things were at their grimmest.
Robert Thompson
#Culture

When you've got a nation fighting a war and ... the one place in the mainstream media that seems to be doing the most about the wounded of that war is a comic strip, I think that speaks volumes.
Robert Thompson
#Fighting

There are two things people love in America: attention and money.
Robert Thompson
#America

The idea of taking this very modern 21st century story of tender love between two cowboys and putting it into the time period of an old Western opens up the floodgates for telling jokes. Comedians can't resist because we all know what a cowboy movie is and this challenges it.
Robert Thompson
#Cowboys

People are ceasing to believe those things for which we have empirical evidence. That creates a vacuum into which psychics can flow.
Robert Thompson
#People

The first round goes to management.
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#Management

As we go later into the spring we're going to warm up. Then again, it is April in New England.
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#England

This guy has become famous for being really, really brilliant and really, really smart about something, but most people have no idea what it is he does.
Robert Thompson
#People

Mozart is one of the few great masters who has truly penetrated pop culture. He's the universal donor û you could find something of his to use just for just about anything.
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#Culture

I think to some extent the opportunity to go and take the place of an iconic figure of rock and roll, well, what's the psychology of not wanting to do that? You'll see a kid play air guitar in a garage. It's the same thing. It's easy for these people to get teased, and some behave in ways that they invite it. But I don't think it's intrinsically sick or strange. What is colonial Williamsburg but people in historical drag?
Robert Thompson
#Opportunity

Alcoholic beverages are to New Year's as a turkey is to Thanksgiving and a jack-o'-lantern is to Halloween. It's the central iconographic image. There's not much else.
Robert Thompson
#Thanksgiving