As an example you know the saying 'Its who you know and some luck on top of that plus talent & desire',
Well im beginning to wonder if it's even more harder than one thinks. It's more verging on 'If your dad's the director you're hired'
Anyone been so close that they can taste it but for some reason or another, the chance just evaporates.
Not to say i see myself as jerry goldsmith but, it does beg the question At the beginning did successful composers have discussions like these in bars or clubs...like we can on forums. Maybe it never entered their mind.