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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. Short article just posted by Jon Burlingame with a couple of quotes from the animator Glen Keane.
  2. John Williams to compose the Solo movie theme

    I think Zimmer should've gotten a look in. After all, Zimmer noodling on his own on the piano is literally the title of this film.
  3. THE POST - SCORE Thread

    It's all over it, so much of it in the first half of the opening track. Not a clue what it is - sounds glitchy to me, surely not intentional? Can't help but feel if it's not a mastering error that it's something to do with an underlying synth...
  4. The ending is just not right for this to be Williams surely. That snare drum is clearly samples, yet it's quite clearly a vital part of the orchestration of that crescendo. Smells of a pastiche that they had budget for live recording on - however no perc in the session. Also too similar to the Imperial March structure for me for this to be Williams. I would be disappointed if this ended up on the OST as a major track, let's just say that.
  5. Just came across this article on the Orlando Sentinel about the new Wizarding World Christmas (Harry Potter area Christmas event) at Universal Orlando, and it specifically mentions new arrangements "freshly recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road." There is video from the press viewing also. Anyone know anything more about this - given it's written off of a press release/event I would imagine it's fairly accurate info as Universal surely wouldn't plug it so strongly if not?
  6. Your favorite John Williams pictures

    Reviving this thread for this. Maybe Williams is providing additional music on RPO
  7. Conversations - New Chamber (piano solo) by John Williams

    Just seen that the original documentary can now be viewed on Vimeo at this link, with the password "breakwater"
  8. FCL just announced CE3K will be joining the other JW scores in being screened with a live orchestra. Personally I think this may be one of the highlights, and surely one of the most testing on the orchestra! No dates announced yet but presuming they will follow in due course.
  9. Best "ringtone" moments

    What about this:
  10. Harry Potter-Sorcere´s stone –Christmas at Hogwarts

    There isn't even complete piece of sheet/written music for "Christmas at Hogwarts." The first part of it as presented on the album (the little orchestral prelude for the first 20 seconds) appears midway through 6m1 "Hagrid's Christmas Tree" whilst the next orchestral part fades in from the choral section at about 1:30 and is from 6m2 "Christmas Morning." The middle bit with the ghostly lyrics and the synthy stuff probably won't even have been scored together, just edited together later from separate sessions.
  11. How anyone could still look down their nose at Williams from a classical sensibility after hearing that...I don't know. Sounds like something Sibelius or Finzi would've written if they were still here today.
  12. Williams scoring The Papers VS Ready Player One

    Yeah damnit, he needs to spend less time developing his ever burgeoning musical palette (which also happens to be the GREATEST musical palette ever devised for a film series) based in visually stunning epic sci-fi films with more characters, thematics and complex action sequences than you could shake a stick at; and spend more time underscoring mundane dialogue scenes in subject-serious dramas. Come on Williams!
  13. That's true. The studio itself has far more of an impact on the sound of the recording in my opinion over any mic setup differences though. Whether or not you use a tree, or a midside or an XY - if you want a brighter sound overall then you're going to record at WB Eastwood rather than the heavier, more serious BS Sony Stage.
  14. I agree there will be slight variations, but all the recordings will feature the usual backbone of the Decca tree and the wide AB setup which is 75% of what you hear in the recording.
  15. Well he may do a rough mix and do as much of it live as he can, but there will always be changes, even if only minor, after the session.