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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. I would argue he deserves one of each. I think had the marketing gimmick of 'Morricone never won an Oscar' not been in play, Williams would have won in 15. And I think he must have lost for memoirs in 05 by not a lot. It was a tight race and infact most people predicted Williams would win. Rest of his nominations post Schindler, I don't really think he had a chance to win in any of the individual years. 05 and 15 were his two best shots. In the film proper only Zimmer is credited I believe. And the others will sign an affidavit saying zimmer composed 80-90% of the music. Zimmer and JNH were disqualified in 2008 because the academy deemed that atleast 30-40% of the score was not composed by them even though music editor Alex Gibson, ambient music designer Mel Wesson and composer Lorne Balfe signed an affidavit saying that Zimmer and JNH composed most of it. Batman Begins was disqualified too. So I dunno how Zimmer qualifies for any score seeing he has co-writers on most things it seems.
  2. Huh? If you follow the Oscars, that had basically ZERO chance. It was between theory of everything and Budapest. It would be catastrophic if zimmer gets an honorary oscar and Williams doesn't.
  3. He did. But there might be something to the rumor that his body was photoshopped in some scenes. Either ways, tHR is a trade so it does have higher than average credibility.
  4. That's literally a given at this point because being a best picture nominee infinitely inflates your chances of getting a score nomination - something that has both helped and hurt Williams throughout his career.
  5. So basically Zimmer should get an academy award nomination but in the sound editing and sound mixing categories instead of score. I always thought so too!
  6. Does this score reveal why he was fired from Rogue One?
  7. 5 star rave for Gia's score from http://www.movie-wave.net/war-for-the-planet-of-the-apes/#more-7436 Another positive review https://moviemusicuk.us/2017/07/18/war-for-the-planet-of-the-apes-michael-giacchino/
  8. Joe Hisaishi Danny Elfman (in a regular non kooky mode)
  9. Thank your lucky stars. The dialogue in that movie would make your ears bleed.
  10. The main Spiderman theme is from 1:47 to 2:33. There is a kinda B theme which starts at 2:49 to 3:07. It is one of the great superhero themes. I think the way Gia writes themes, very few of his themes lend themselves to concert arrangements. His themes are usually very short without interludes or B sections, so would not make very interesting Williams like concert suites. He does rather few of them I think even though many of his themes are quite attractive.
  11. These days it doesn't take a lot to be a BP nominee seeing as there are a gazillion spots. So yeah, it should be able to grab one spot rather easily, at this point.
  12. I unfortunately don't have a Mac. Does it have a Windows equivalent? Lol some of us are just catching up!
  13. I want to get into some basic composition and carry out some music related projects. All of them will predicate on my ability to record midis by connecting my keyboard to my laptop to record music and then generate midis. I am looking for something extremely functional and basic, where you can simply and easily record the notes. And then edit some notes after the fact. Layer more tracks in for different instruments. And then save as midi. I of course don't mind paying for software either. Since it seems many people here do music related activities, I thought I would ask for advise here. The most important thing I am looking for is perhaps simplicity and ease of use to start me of. I can get into more complicated stuff later on. The less steep the learning curve, the better.
  14. Zimmer of 90's? Maybe. Zimmer today? Doubtful. Zimmer TODAY decries old school music and is all about 'innovating' whatever that means. And Spielberg still has a very orchestral full symphonic melodic sound to his films. The twain don't meet methinks.
  15. I think by silent they mean dialog free. Which would give Gia the opportunity to shine.