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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. Exactly. I can tell when Deakins is cinematographer. And I can tell when Ken Adam has been designing sets. I can tell when John Williams is composing. But to then turn around and say this film is clearly the vision of one person...uh...defies logic.
  2. Maybe. But he knew who directed both films when he came to his realization. My guess is if you blinded people and put those two films in front of someone they'd not come to the same realization.
  3. Publicist and I agree so rarely that when we do, it must be because whoever is arguing against him has lost his damned mind! Comparing a single author novel with 800 crew member films and asking why we can't attribute films to one person. Jesus Christ.
  5. That said, I sincerely hope anyone wishing to become an artist in the future is forced to undergo radical implantation surgery so we get them hooked up with cameras and microphones so we can see exactly how they work and have real data to then debate who is better on the internet. It's the only way we can know if we can truly enjoy something, by academically dissecting its every aspect and inception until it is a meaningless thing. But wait, why stop there? We must implant all parents with cameras and microphones so that we can understand their baby-making process. Certainly the quality of sex that led to conception of a to-be composer will impact my enjoyment of the end result. Sex in the back of a car? Not art. Too cheap. Sex in a fancy hotel in Dubai? Too commercial. Not art. Sex in a house? May be the only way to get artists who produce true artistry. But what about the quality of the bed in the house? I can't enjoy music if I'm picturing the composer having been conceived in a creaky wooden bed...
  6. Zimmer is the first composer to truly give film music its own unique voice, distinct from quite anything else. His place in the history books is secure. Classic bullshitology at JWFan. For all we know Williams divines the cracks in his constipated dumps into notes on the page, and Zimmer uses the blood of his first born child to get his music written. But the black box nature of composers' process sure won't stop us arguing about who put the most amount of effort into their music, and what this speculative effort means for the art! Artsy fartsy people are not right in the head.
  7. Budget Natalie Portman. The vertical centerline on her face juts forward into a triangle too much. 8/10, would not bang.
  8. There is little...grace in Giacchino's writing. Just noise.
  9. At least we are unified, unlike you Europeans!
  10. This noise is written by a man who once wrote tracks like Rjuken Sabotage. I think that's what pours salt in the wound for me. Michael, I think it's time for a four year break from commercial music to go find yourself, or the next version of yourself. This version is getting tiresome. He last five or six years have been embarrassing, with one maybe two exceptions.
  11. Don't they teach you arithmetic in Petit France? Jaws was 3 notes! You can make anything sound manly with a pair of tubas and a trombone.
  12. Yes, but he was still a total ass to Gabe Yared.
  13. Our artistic elite are not comfortable with people making money from their art. Unlike Mozart, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky, who I hear worked pro bono composing music for the poor, the syphilitic, and the damned. Such was the wondrous life and art of true artists in the old country...