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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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  1. Williams confirms EPISODE IX !!

    I’d like to believe both Star Wars and The Lord Of The Rings represent the very best in multifilm scoring. I like both series for different -and a lot of the same- reasons. Star Wars has the stronger themes and more complex orchestrations, The Lord Of The Rings is emotionally speaking more solid and has a sense of unity unlike anything out there. Is it possible to just like both without the need to debate which is better?
  2. Is the music where Rey trains with the lightsaber on the FYC album..?
  3. I'm almost 43 now. My excitement level for a new score hasn't changed a bit since I became a fan. Even if the score doesn't click with me, I can easily put the focus on his entire oeuvre and scores like E.T., The Empire Strikes Back, Schindler's List or The Prisoner Of Azkaban always win me over.
  4. Yes, but that doesn't mean either The Last Jedi or The Post are disappointing or anything like that. I think his 2017 output -including his concert work- is outstanding and The Last Jedi clearly has the most complex and profound orchestrations, and is probably the music I will return to the most.
  5. The Two Towers wasn't nominated, allegedly for its use of pre-existing material in line with a new rule the Academy applied at that time to sequel scores, although the Academy later stated The Two Towers was in fact eligible, but no one took that claim serious. One year later The Return Of The King was nominated however and won. The Academy can change their approach to sequel scores at any time and it isn't a new thing.
  6. I read somewhere that perhaps Williams was asked to rely a lot on previous themes to keep the film -which is quite different from other SW films- rooted in the franchise. Makes sense.
  7. I've been on this board as long as anyone here and I clearly remember the initial reaction to every single Star Wars released post-ROTJ has been quite lukewarm. AOTC and ROTS were classified as 'mediocre' works and even TPM got its share of harsh criticism. In 10 years, everybody will find it brilliant. I'm not saying The Last Jedi is my favorite Star Wars score of all time, but there is a lot of beauty and power in there. Those last 4 tracks alone! I think the Sequel Trilogy -taken as one body of work- with Rey's Theme, Kylo Ren's Theme, March Of The Resistance and now Rose's Theme is turning out to be a great and unique work. I just really hope Williams will be able to complete his epic 9 film magnum opus with Episode IX.
  8. And do you know if they put information in Danish on the CD’s..? Or just English..?
  9. If we're talking symmetry, let Alden Ehrenreich play it..! Not sure if the board rules allow us to get into that....
  10. I hope so too. Thankfully the production rate of the sequel trilogy is higher than the previous trilogies and Williams could potentially start writing late 2018 when the shooting is finished and editing will have started. It will depend on his continued health and the ones in charge (Kennedy, Abrams) to ask Williams.
  11. I did, but I just can't seem to find information on the case/packaging. I know if I order it in Holland (which I did) through our biggest retail-site Bol.com I'll end up with the carton case version. I would also like to have the traditional case edition and want to avoid ordering the same version twice.