Interesting that the same genius who was comparing JW to a "stalker" is now not so gracefully trying to walk it back by saying Williams is just being Hollywood tough. And all this because an ageing composer said to some fans he'd like to work with George again. Of course, this is the same clown who thinks he knows what's in JJ Abrams Star Wars contract to the letter and assures us all that there's no way Williams is scoring it.
Pretending you know how Hollywood works doesn't mean you do. Blume sounds like a kid who thinks he knows how things work in Hollywood and want to show us all how smart he is. Or someone trying to imitate how he thinks the grown ups talk...since he thinks being tough means being rude on a message board, he just kind of assumes it works the same way with big type folk in Hollywood. And that anyone who thinks Williams can be a decent person and still thrive in the big leagues must be naive.
First, Nick relax. Deep breath. You don't need to get your blood pressure that high and hurl personal insults to defend your point against me.
I enjoy getting a rise out of people (it gets you talking), but I don't enjoy you giving yourself a heart attack over my comments. That and it's no fun for anyone, especially me, when you make the arguments about me rather than the topic.
P.S. If you are really offended by the signature, consider this: even Koray who jumped to my defense earlier was once where you stand now, the last time I did the signature! I'm pretty sure I put Joey in the scroll past list last time just to spite him. You're new, and you're not familiar with me yet, so I can understand that you feel the signature is a sign of my being a terrible person. For what its worth, I think you can make a pretty solid addition around here, if you stick around long enough.
So let's look at the biggest mistake in this thread so far:
So being Hollywood tough also means that Williams is an old, classless, inelegant, arrogant, cringe worthy, greedy, manipulative stalker who likes to screw colleagues over?
I never said that. I did not even insulted John directly. I took issue with his comments and how they reflect on him in my eyes. Almost every highlighted red word is directed at his comments, not the man.
The only point I'd say my words were directed at John personally is the bit about Patrick Doyle. He used a similar "I would like to score it," tactic to replace a Patrick Doyle recovering from leukemia on Stepmom. And I mean those words.
But before you take issue with those particular insults to psychoanalyze me and tell me what I'm trying to say consider this:
Imagine you were solely responsible for a project or task and someone who is better than you came by and said "Oh I would like to do that!" and then proceeded to replace you on it. How would you feel?
Now imagine you may have the opportunity to work on a once in a lifetime project, a project with a great legacy that is being turned over to a new generation like yourself. Imagine the man who's already taken six shots at it says "Oh! I would love to do that!"
I would have much preferred John's comments convey a willingness and graciousness in giving others the opportunity to tackle one of the most incredible projects they could imagine.
Sometimes an important part of being the best is being willing to let others do what you want to do. It's unfortunate that John's comments do not convey that willingness. It's one of the most powerful things our leaders, elders, wise, and experienced can do for us.
Let's take it back to Star Wars. To an old, wise, experienced man who is the best at what he does. Did Yoda go fight the Emperor and Darth Vader for Luke? Even our greatest mythologies make it a point of showing the wise and all powerful wizard who steps aside for the rising youth.
I honestly don't think my disappointment is unwarranted.