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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

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      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. Agreed on Phantom Thread and Hostiles - two good scores, especially Phantom Thread which is clearly the superior effort of the two.
  2. My wrong, I meant from 2000 to now, not from 2001. So Gladiator is fine to mention. Hannibal is one I need to give another listen to, I can't remember it well enough.
  3. Which are Hans Zimmer's top 10 scores of this century so far? My top 10: Gladiator Inception The Last Samurai Interstellar Blade Runner 2049 Man of Steel The Da Vinci Code Angels & Demons Rush Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End I consider Gladiator, Inception, Interstellar and The Last Samurai much superior than the other six scores (all four scores would make my top 10 of all time Zimmer scores, the six other scores would not). The four weakest ones on the list are Blade Runner 2049, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Rush and Man of Steel. The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons are in the middle. The Batman scores are his most overrated efforts of this century.
  4. Naotora: The Lady Warlord by Yoko Kanno was the best score of the year: The runner up is Star Wars: The Last Jedi by John Williams. Other than these two top picks, there were only other scores which had one or a few cues in an otherwise nowhere near as satisying whole. Overall, it was a weak year, there weren't that many scores that I cared for, especially not as a whole outside of a track here and there. I thought both Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049 were OK, but not what they could have been, especally not Blade Runner which is by far the biggest missed opportunity of the two. I expect the upcoming Greenwood score to make my top 20. There is also an unreleased Hisaishi score that could be good. As usual, nothing Pemberton or Burwell did impressed me - neither did Wintory even if he did some solid work. Giacchino did fairly weak work as usual, his Apes being his most OK effort of 2017. Desplat had a solid year, but none of his scores were compelling outside a few cues here and there. Composer of the Year goes to Ryuichi Sakamoto if we are allowed to include his none film score work as well seeing his album async was one of the best albums of the year, otherwise it would have to be Kanno or Williams if we only are allowed to count score work.
  5. THE POST - SCORE Thread

    The young French director Xavier Dolan had this to say about The Post: "Well, there’s the perfectly fun and thrilling score by Williams" when he picked The Post as one of his 8 best movies of the year. Otherwise, as expected, Greenwood's score for Phantom Thread get mentioned by most directors (2). One director mentioned the Blade Runner score as well. http://www.indiewire.com/2017/12/directors-best-movies-tv-2017-guillermo-del-toro-denis-villeneuve-luca-guadagnino-1201911679/2/
  6. THE POST - SCORE Thread

    This is one of Williams's weakest scores of the millenium so far. A largely boring and forgettable affair. Not that The Last Jedi was fun, but it was less boring than this. Urk, not a fan at all of Williams's "developement" since 2005 - this is easily his weakest decade since he began scoring. The 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s were great decades for him but now in the 10s he just couldn't keep it up. He hasn't even written a single score this decade that can measure up to any of the top 5 scores of the previous 4 decades.
  7. The first full track for Phantom Thread:
  8. What's your opinion on "Images"?

    It is one of Williams's top 20 scores.
  9. It is probably the weakest Star Wars score written by John Williams. Attack of the Clones, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi are the three weakest ones by far.
  10. His actions seem to say that he isn't the biggest fan of it, but I could very much be wrong. He seems a bit muted to me. No note in the score album either, perhaps a sign? Although obviously, he won't say so. He also just liked a comment on Twitter where someone said the best soundtrack moment of the year was the strech of silence in The Last Jedi. Now, that's some shade!
  11. Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
  12. It is because Johnson temp tracked the whole movie with old SW stuff.... maybe.
  13. Or wait, I was wrong, it is his second favorite film of all time if this list is to be believed: https://www.criterion.com/explore/37-rian-johnson-s-top-10 He put 8½ as 1st or maybe it is just a top 10 in no particular order.