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If you are going to remake a film, you may as well remake a classic.
Rap records don't make you feel good no more. Six months after release, it can't come back as a classic.
I was fired from my television job, simple as that. Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation.
I was a classic attention deficit disorder kid, always bored and mouthing off at school.
After my grandfather's plane took enemy fire, he was denied permission to land at the first available airstrip. In that classic British bureaucratic way, they said he had to go back to your own airbase in the Midlands. They crashed between the coast and the airfield.
I am deeply devoted to the 27,000 songs I can take anywhere on my iPod Classic as well as the exquisitely engineered MacBook Air on which I typed this column.
I was the classic liberal, left-wing, 'Theater is going to change the world' kind of person. You know, very, very boring.
I grew up in the '90s. My goal isn't to be a '90s rapper, but I have little hints of '90s influence in my music. It's a modern approach to classic rap.
I lived through a classic publishing story. My editor was fired a month before the book came out. The editor who took it over already had a full plate. It was never advertised. We didn't get reviewed in any major outlets.
I've always supported new music from classic bands, especially if it's good.
My attempt at really doing classic sort of songwriting is Shins stuff.
I want my shows to be very classic and timeless.
I wanted to write a song that's known to the world as a classic, stadium-rock anthem.
To be appreciated by a whole 'nother generation of fans, all of a sudden discovering you, it's kind of what I did with the classic bands I love - the ones that influenced me.
During my career I've enjoyed re-invigorating and contextualizing classic characters that are relatable to contemporary audiences.
David S. Goyer
The reason it has lasted for 30 years is for one reason and one reason only: Classic Rock radio.
Kermit was the Everyman, the original Tom Hanks, but I have a special place in my heart for Fozzie Bear. The classic borderline hacky entertainer.
Poirot is a classic character from fiction, not a MacBook Air; he would not benefit from updates.
Although my dad was a doctor, we weren't necessarily a super-artsy family. We were just a classic, traditional family who got to take a lot of piano lessons and became a bunch of musicians.
I'm a child of the '80s, so like everyone else, I love all those classic, formative movies - 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' 'Pretty in Pink,' 'Sixteen Candles,' 'Dirty Dancing,' etc., with 'St. Elmo's Fire' and 'The Breakfast Club' existing on a separate, slightly higher plane.
When I was a kid, and for many years after, I was your classic afraid-to-dance-type person.
Jed S. Rakoff
If you look at classic Hollywood films, they tend to shoot close-ups on quite long lenses and the background it out of focus. You know, it's just a mush.
Now the Kids Classic is one of the major fund-raisers for Children's Hospital. Since we started seven years ago, we've raised more than $1 million for the hospital.
I was the classic midfield organiser who could also score goals.
Obviously neither 'American Idol' nor 'Dancing With the Stars' is a variety show in the classic sense, but the way they incorporate elements of drama, comedy and suspense is moderately ingenious.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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