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      Donate to JWFan, win a CD!   05/30/17


      We are significantly behind on our funds for keeping JWFan alive, and need to collect donations again.
      As an incentive, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Donate at least $10 and you will be entered into a pool to potentially win one of the following once we hit our $250 goal:   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)   Donate at least $20 and you will be entered into a pool to potentially win one of the following once we hit our $500 goal:   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   Donate at least $30 and you will be entered into a pool to potentially win one of the following once we hit our $750 goal:   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   Donate at least $50 and you will be entered into a pool to potentially win one of the following once we hit our $1,000 goal:   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. How many different versions of E.T soundtracks do you really need in your lifetime? This would be my fourth.... And yeah, I as an audiophile will probably get this remastered edition.
  2. Okay, today I got three soundtracks. Jerry Goldsmith's Star Trek James Newton Howard's The Fugitive Basil Poledouris's The Hunt for Red October All used, all under 10 bucks. Nice haul, not bad. (I also saw Not Without My Daughter, but after reading the comments about it here, I didn't get it.)
  3. Rambo has been on my wishlist for a long time! Somehow I never got around to getting it. By the way, I like the score to Congo (never seen the film). The main title track is pretty catchy.
  4. Yeah, that last sentence (of the reviews) doesn't make sense. How exactly is the music gonna refute charges of racism? lol
  5. If you don't understand that, you might be racist too! Seriously. According to critical reviews: Not Without My Daughter was poorly received, and has been criticized for its misrepresentation of Muslim Iranians and of their culture. Caryn James of The New York Times, in a review, states that the movie "exploits the stereotype of the demonic Iranian...it is an utter artistic failure, and its reliance on cultural stereotype is a major cause". Moody, she writes, seems to be a "pure product of his culture, a mysterious, misogynist Easterner...the film views fanaticism as the Iranian national character". A review in the Los Angeles Times described the movie as "unbalanced and distorted" which "fails to distinguish between the (Iranian) state and the people". In his review, noted film critic Roger Ebert stated the film made "moral and racial assertions that are deeply troubling" and that it "does not play fair with its Muslim characters. If a movie of such a vitriolic and spiteful nature were to be made in America about any other ethnic group, it would be denounced as racist and prejudiced." While Iranians are not shown in a completely negative light, as the film depicts generous and brave Iranians who contact Betty Mahmoody and arrange for the escape of her and her daughter, these "good" Iranians are high-born opponents of the Islamic Republic regime, shown listening to European classical music. The score by Jerry Goldsmith was also not well received. Jay Boyar of the Orlando Sentinel called it "TV-movie manipulative", while Jason Ankeny of AllMusic wrote, "Jerry Goldsmith's score does little to refute its opponents' charges of racism."
  6. Have you seen the movie?
  7. I know. Just a typo. Indeed. One of the most racist, dumbed-down movies. You just know the audience are your average popcorn munching idiots.... Still, apart from that, the movie is rather entertaining. Basically your typical cat and mouse chase movie (or escape movie) with a Middle Eastern twist. It's Jurassic Park, except instead of dinos in the jungle, you have a Muslim guy in the desert chasing our heroes.... Joking aside, the best part about this movie is probably the score, though. There's something rather fascinating and awe-inspiring about Jerry Goldsmith's music!
  8. Currently I own these JG scores: Basic Instinct Poltergeist Total Recall Alien Dennis the Menace First Knight Gremlins 2 Congo Medicine Man Omen
  9. I recently saw this score for 10 bucks. Should I get it? I was wondering whether anybody owns this score and if so, what their opinion of it? Is it one of Goldsmith's better efforts? After getting Alien, I'm on a Jerry Goldsmith phase again... So many scores to choose from, and I'm wondering which JG scores to get next.
  10. I got the new release the moment it came out, but I haven't listened to that one even once.... I'm too busy listening to Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Jurassic Park! Damn!
  11. Definitely! There are many JW soundtracks, which I very rarely listen to and which I should revisit: The Witches of Eastwick, Rosewood, Stanley and Iris, The Accidental Tourist, Spacecamp, etc. I barely know these soundtracks, except maybe for a single track or two.
  12. I love the gorgeous flute solos.... An early precursor to the flute solos from War Horse? Or JW channeling Smetana (Die Moldau)? Either way, an underrated score. So glad I found this finally!
  13. OK, I decided to get this after all. "The River" is the only JW album I still have missing, I realized. 40 bucks for a used but in like-new condition is just too good an opportunity to pass up.
  14. Sure. But nothing ever replaces the ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK album. Never forget that! The thing is, I have the Main Title, from the Japanese Filmworks. And I love it! Jazzy, upbeat, kind of Western-ish. I'd love to hear the rest of the score.