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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. I feel like this score doesn't get the attention it deserves sometimes. He's the credits music, an amazing compilation of the entire score: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atA4rcdz_dU While I'm on the subject of scores that don't get enough attention, this one is also quite heart-warming:
  2. Meanwhile, Speilberg is completing the training of his new apprentice:
  3. The wind instrument used (not sure the exact one) sounds great, but the kids singing really kind of ruins it. That's why I cut out the kids singing and spliced together the rest. The Yub Nub song was good too, anyone who saw it first with Yub Nub (including me) would probably like it better, they both seem to fit pretty well.
  4. I could understand that, however it was always one of my favorite compositions for Star Wars. Throne Room in the end would have been good as well, just too many choices. Maybe an alternate ending? Haha
  5. Thanks for the compliments. Yes, Star Wars did get a disproportionate amount of air time. There was still much more music from Star Wars I wanted to put in there, I actually cut out about 2 minutes of it. I feel it is appropriate, considering Star Wars consists of six films, all with fantastic scores. And I've heard Williams refers to Star Wars as one of his favorite of scores. I was really proud of the Jurassic Park sequence, especially the second part with "Welcome to Jurassic Park." And king mark, if I may ask, what didn't you like about the Victory Celebration at the end?
  6. Seeing all the Star Wars films in theatres again will be exciting. Hearing the applause as the Lucasfilm logo appears is most refreshing.
  7. I hope that everyone on here can enjoy a video tribute to John Williams I put together. Any fan of John Williams and great music will find delight, especially Star Wars fans. I recommend at least 720p. Link: There is a diverse collection of musical scores in this video including: Star Wars (especially), Jaws, E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Schindler's List, Harry Potter, Saving Private Ryan, Superman, Indiana Jones, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Home Alone, and Jurassic Park. Also, to illustrate the incredible music, a good majority of the video has clips from the movies, carefully choreographed, along with some pictures. I know it's quite a long video, there's just too many great pieces of music to fit into a small video, it was difficult having to cut some parts. The audio editing was very tedious, I tried to link the end of each musical segment with the beginning of the next musical segment. Probably around 100-150 hours of editing here. Oh, and I saw a thread mentioning that the "Approaching the Death Star" piece doesn't get enough attention, well here you go. Have fun, and tell me what you think.
  8. Hopefully they won't leave out half of Williams' score this time.
  9. Hello fellow John Williams fans

    I have been searching for such a forum, this place seems very interesting with all these diverse topics. Glad to find more people that appreciate the work of John Williams and talk about it. I'd have to say my favorite piece of work by him is the original Star Wars soundtrack, such a masterpiece. I've also recently put together a video tribute to John Williams, with footage of Williams and movies to go along with the music. I was hoping some other Williams fans would find delight in it. I'll post it in the general discussion later today I'll also throw in that I'm a musician myself, I like to play violin and piano. Making music is such an awesome experience.