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Old 07-19-2016, 09:50 AM   #1
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Cool or Classless?

I just found this video. A couple kids learned that famous composer John Williams (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws, etc.) lived just down the road, so they played they Star Wars main title theme right in front of his house. The Maestro himself happened to be home; he came out and shook the boys' hands.



Personally I think it's a disrespectful, rotten thing for those boys to have done, and it's just another example to me of how personal privacy is disintegrating more and more every day.
They're lucky Williams is one of the nicest, most humble men in the business and didn't get angry at them for targeting and bothering him. I hope this doesn't set a precedent for others to harass their favorite composer. I recognize it was all in good faith but it was still pretty rude to assume Williams would appreciate being targeted at his home.

In general: do you people are becoming less considerate of personal privacy? It's not just people not having respect for others' privacy; some don't have any respect for their own! I can go to Facebook, and some people will post their feelings and thoughts by the minute. I can read them like a book. I know it's their choice to post that stuff, but it's sort of creepy in a way.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:17 AM   #2
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How rotten.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:20 AM   #3
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It's not disrespectful at all. They were trying to be sweet.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:22 AM   #4
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They're kids. It's perfectly fine.

Now, if it were adults doing this, that'd be different. Yes they may still be awestruck fans, but they'd be adults and supposed to know better.

But I have no problems cutting kids a little slack. If I knew where Hans Zimmer lived (and had even a modicum of musical talent in my bones), I'd totally fanboy over it.

And I'm old enough to know better.
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"Disrespectful" "Rotten". It's not like they egged his house, they played a tribute to him. He appreciated it.
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Lol, maybe "rotten" was too strong of a word.
Even if was a tribute it's not one I'd like to receive in front of my house.

In this one circumstance it was an okay thing to do, but not all men are as kindhearted as Williams.
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Lol, maybe "rotten" was too strong of a word.
Even if was a tribute it's not one I'd like to receive in front of my house.
You're not a celebrity. Celebrities know what they're in for, love or hate the attention.

The kids were cool about it, and Williams was cool about it.

Now, if somebody like Cubed showed up at Melissa B's house... THEN that's utterly classless. (Shout out to my boy Cubed!)

#cubed&melissa4eva
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:42 AM   #8
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I don't see anything wrong if it's one instance. Plus they did a good job and Williams didn't seem to mind. If some kids wanted to meet me I'd greet them
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Now, if somebody like Cubed showed up at Melissa B's house...
That's one thing I actually would like to see on YouTube!
MB: Who the hell are you?
CC: It's me... CyberCubed, your soul mate.
MB: Get those gnarly fingers away from me! Are you the guy who's been tapping on my window every night?
CC: I used to have a body pillow with your image on it... but it's not enough anymore!
MB: Aieeee!
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:45 AM   #10
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Overall what bothers me is the presumptuousness of the act, but maybe I'm just being fussy.
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That's one thing I actually would like to see on YouTube!
MB: Who the hell are you?
CC: It's me... CyberCubed, your soul mate.
MB: Get those gnarly fingers away from me! Are you the guy who's been tapping on my window every night?
CC: I used to have a body pillow with your image on it... but it's not enough anymore!
MB: Aieeee!
Dude, she would jump into his arms and you know it.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:00 AM   #12
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MB: Oh my god! It's Cybercubed!
CC: You know it babe
MB: I can't believe I'm meeting you!
CC: No supergirl compares
MB: I guess you can call me Melissa BenMOIST right now
CC: That's hot
MB: You're hot
CC: Wanna go read A Day Inside May?
MB: Hell yeah
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More like

MB: Oh my god! It's Cybercubed!
CC: You know it babe
MB: I can't believe I'm meeting you!
CC: No supergirl compares
MB: I guess you can call me Melissa BenMOIST right now
CC: That's hot
MB: You're hot
CC: Wanna go read A Day Inside May?
MB: Hell yeah
So, when Malissa and Cybercubed ____, would Cybercubed make her put on a PD Turtles mask? He would get mad at seeing the nostrils. Then he breaths really heavy and she gets more pleasure. It's a win-win.
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So, when Malissa and Cybercubed ____, would Cybercubed make her put on a PD Turtles mask? He would get mad at seeing the nostrils. Then he breaths really heavy and she gets more pleasure. It's a win-win.
Sure why not
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I shouldn't have started this. I regret everything.
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I shouldn't have started this. I regret everything.
Don't regret, just remember.

Well, I tried to sound spiritual and wise, but I realized that made no sense whatsoever.
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Eh.... back on topic.

I thought the instrument playing was really good, especially for their ages. However, unless they personally contacted John Williams at his home through a visit or a sent email, it's certainly disrespectful. Case in point when Williams entered at 43 seconds, I don't think he knew of it and got curious, possibly getting ready to come outside and greet them. That's the main issue I have: did they contact him or stalk him?

It's fun to interact with celebrities and all, one example being Roddy Piper before his unfortunate death, but eh I'm kind of in the middle unless there's better context prior to the meeting.
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Eh.... back on topic.

I thought the instrument playing was really good, especially for their ages. However, unless they personally contacted John Williams at his home through a visit or a sent email, it's certainly disrespectful. Case in point when Williams entered at 43 seconds, I don't think he knew of it and got curious, possibly getting ready to come outside and greet them. That's the main issue I have: did they contact him or stalk him?

It's fun to interact with celebrities and all, one example being Roddy Piper before his unfortunate death, but eh I'm kind of in the middle unless there's better context prior to the meeting.
Honestly, I kinda doubt there was any background information. And actually, while the thought was really pretty cool, I can see how that does invade one's privacy. What if he didn't come outside, because he was doing something, and they just taped that after they finished. I would be rather pissed if a random stranger got me eating a Twinkie, or dancing akwardly when I thought no one was around.
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:58 AM   #20
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It was not pre-arranged, as far as I can tell.

Interesting input from someone very connected to the film industry.

"I called Poledouris. I did not come to his home uninvited.
I did not record my call.
I did not share that call with hundreds of thousands of people.
It predated social media and the escalation of privacy and saftey issues.
This predates email and composer websites. I would now use those as the respectful way to reach out."
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