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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18


      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.

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  2. Do you like Subway?

    Is that near the In And Out Burger, dude?
  3. Rate "The Post"!

    Yes. And the Germans during the 30s and 40s had the same problem in Nazi Germany. They too initially believed the bs propaganda lies and thought they were the good guys. But like I said, it's not just me saying this. Pretty much the whole world thinks this way, even if most people won't tell it to your face. Now, there are dumb, ignorant people all over the world. But a large portion of the American people (those that believe the fake US mainstream media).... Now, that's just a whole different level of ignorance and cluelessness.
  4. Rate "The Post"!

    Are you actually going to call me and millions of other Americans "dumb" simply because we happen to believe a good deal of coverage from certain news sources? Like we don't have the intellect to discern phony news from the real stuff? You honestly couldn't take a more arrogant stance on this subject.
  5. Rate "The Post"!

    Anyway, back to topic. The movie, for all its bs subject matter, is still okay. I probably won't see it again. Maybe I'll rent it one day to hear the score in the movie again. I'm still trying to like the score, though. But there's just not much there to hang on to. It seems rather lame, for John Williams' standards, but of course a lame JW is still better than 98% of what's out there.
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  8. Rate "The Post"!

    Who told you that? The US media? 😂
  9. Rate "The Post"!

    I don't think it's the media that is causing the whole world to laugh at the US. I think that might be something or someone else.
  10. The map exists as a map to the first Jedi temple. Luke is rumored to be there, so everybody is digging for it. That’s explicit (text, not subtext) in TFA. The Artoo stuff is lamer (all of the TFA Artoo stuff is lame), but I think the idea is that the “map to Luke” was the McGuffin, but without context of the maps from the Imperial Archive that Artoo had, they couldn’t place the planet. Luke exiled himself to Ach To after the Knights of Ren destroyed his temple somewhere else.
  11. Rate "The Post"!

    There are always people dumb enough to believe the fake media bullshit. A large portion of the American people (not all, mind, but too many) are just that... Too dumb and brainwashed to see through all the bullshit. Give me a break! Not all, not at all. Just the US mainstream media is fake news. The whole world knows this, except like I said, a large portion of the American people too ignorant (maybe purposefully ignorant) or uneducated to see through all the bullshit propaganda lies. ____________ I seriously wonder when some people will understand how the US government in collusion with the corrupt US fake media (mainstream media) is f***Ing the American people over and over and over again... Just because they can and they are greedy! And nowadays it's worse than ever, not necessarily because of Trump, but it's been that way for the past 50 years! I guess that's just too much for some people to wrap their weak minds around. Newsflash: Who told you that? CNN? Fox News? Yeah, you have your chuckle. The whole world is laughing at the US media and those dumb enough to believe it.
  12. That is never once stated in the film, nor is it accurate. Please get your facts right if you're going to make such critical censures like that.
  13. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard 2018)

    Here’s a thought. Let’s say the trailer drops during the Super Bowl and it generates huge buzz. Then a series of tv spots and a full court press of the mighty Disney marketing machine whips up tons more interest from a public shocked to learn there’s more SW coming so soon and now insatiable for more info about it. And assume further that the movie is actually really good and no one can tell from seeing it that there were huge production problems and the box office take was huge. What if such a situation formed the basis for a new approach to movie marketing, where blockbusters are intentionally given compressed marketing schedules but those schedules are packed with buzz-building reveals so that public interest is created instantly and stoked hard until the release date? Maybe you’d get the same opening weekend box office on what oight to be a leaner marketing budget. Maybe this is Disney’s plan?
  14. I never got the impression Kylo was trained on Ach-To.
  15. Another gaping plot hole in TFA: if Luke didn't want to be found, where does the piece of the map come from? From who? And why does R2 have the map as well? The one making the small puzzle piece is the same guy who programmed the incomplete map into R2. And most importantly: Luke seems to have trained Kylo Ren on the same island Rey meets him. So, why the FUCK does Ren need any kind of map to find Luke? HE'S RIGHT WHERE YOU LEFT HIM, you dimwit!
  16. IF it were Mulan could there be alternate mixes ala Poltergeist II (or whatever it was)/Nemesis?
  17. The Official Intrada Thread

    At times like these its easy to get infatuated with hopes of MULAN, WILLOW etc. I 'm not sure if we can call Roger Rabbit an action packed since its half animated/live action but its an anniversary year. We will need more clues from Doug/Roger before we can take clean shot. Oh well.. back to the drawing board...!
  18. Thanks for the warning. I was quite happy to see Jason Biggs drinking a Southern Tier a few episodes ago. I missed most of the first episode so I didn't catch the setting, but upstate NY makes sense for that brand.
  19. I'd somehow never seen that before! Already balding at 27, unlucky guy!
  20. Yep. It's musical foreplay.
  21. Do you like Subway?

    Bad chicken! Mess you up!
  22. Do you like Subway?

    Not "fast food". "Good food quickly".
  23. The Official Intrada Thread

    Correct and I wouldn’t label Mulan as an action masterpiece. And I don’t think the original composer, Rachel Portman recorded anything, I believe she had to drop out due to a pregnancy. I think she had a different set of song writers though, maybe they wrote something. That would be another reason to include a 3rd Disc.
  24. Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?

    Williams is my favorite composer, but I admit I can't enjoy as much of these "dark epic subtle moments" people enjoy, as much as his lighter epic applications or bittersweet stuff, like the Jurassic Helicopter trumpet theme, the Banquet euphonium with epic xylophoning preceding, or the moments posted above. Perhaps it's a matter of experience, or simply taste. But if I had to pick Williams' ultimate piece/moment, the one above all others to showcase his genius to people, I would probably pick this one. The biggest magic is immediately at 1:05 with Williams' mastery of jazz piano ornamentation immediately followed by a melancholic progression into a faultless, heartstring-tugging melody. The 1:05 piano part always gets me It exemplifies Williams' genius the closest to me---we're talking about all these beautiful intricate changes of harmony within seconds, like the strings coming in right after the piano.
  25. First season or 2 is pretty good, by 5 its no longer good at all
  26. If The Last Jedi were a mission in TIE Fighter, it'd be the easiest ever. One tiny TIE squadron should have made mincemeat of that escaping fleet. Or at least, Hux should have split his fleet and sent some ships to the far side of Crait even before knowing it was their destination. It had to be on their long range scanners as a point of interest on the Rebels' trajectory. Some place to hide and yell BOO.
  27. Right, exactly. So it's only Mulan if they are doing their complete + alternates, normal expanded score thing over 2 discs, and then just slapping the entire old OST as the third disc. Which just doesn't seem like something they'd do, in this case.
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