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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. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    This scene was pretty clearly temp-tracked with "The Mirror of Galadriel" (for obvious reasons) but the end result is pretty impressive, and I love the "Battle of the Heroes" statements:
  2. Why aren't girl soprano soloists used?

    Mabel Foletelu in the original recording, a boy soprano in the symphony, and the featured adult soloist in the LTP. As for other scores, Desplat's daughter sings in Hostage and Buck Sanders' daughter created a "Nazgul screech" sound for No Escape.
  3. Why aren't girl soprano soloists used?

    A girl soprano? The only soloists I remember are the boy soprano, adult mezzo, and baritone for Aragorn's coronation. Even the Dimrill Dale solo is done by a boy soprano in the symphony. The solo at the end of "The High Fells" wasn't a boy soprano? Wow.
  4. Plot twist: David Cronenberg is George Lucas.
  5. Do you compose your own music?

    The era that let Shore, Horner, Young, and Goldenthal start careers and move rapidly into major projects is certainly far-removed from today's atmosphere.
  6. http://filmmusicreporter.com/2017/11/15/howard-shore-scoring-ben-lewins-the-catcher-was-a-spy/ Howard Shore has apparently completed The Catcher Was a Spy, the true story of eccentric baseball player-turned-spy Moe Berg. I don't know anything about the upcoming film (other than this), but the book that became the screenplay is a great read. Howard Shore? Baseball? A WWII biopic? In one package? Bring on 2018!
  7. Loose in a box, padded by clumps of guanaco hair.
  8. Intriguing fictitious film titles

    Ron Jones, Walter Murphy, or John Williams.
  9. What are you drinking tonight?

    Oachkatzlschwoaf (O-Katz) from Urban Chestnut - not as good as an authentic German Märzen like Ayinger or Hofbrau, but easily the best I've found stateside.
  10. The Official South Park Thread

    Thoughts so far: 21x02 "Put It Down" Tied together pretty well, and the finale song is so incredibly timely. As for the opening song, did South Park have Jennifer Walshe as a guest composer? 21x05 "Hummels and Heroin" The first real classic episode in a long time, although I'm a little disappointed that the hummels' "special power" was so... ordinary. 21x06 "Sons a Witches" Meh. I'm going to make a wild guess and say that Comedy Central demanded a "witch-themed" episode to tie into that week's Broad City.
  11. I'm not sure I've ever removed a score completely except for replacing fan-made DVD rips when the real thing surfaces. Whaat!? But digital space doesn't really count. You can get a refurbished 1TB drive for like $30, and that can store the same amount as 1500 uncompressed CDs, and more than double that even in FLAC.
  12. Things you've never done. The zero thread.

    Checks out.
  13. Screen names on JWFan: VOTE NOW!

    I've never changed my name, but I think all the crazy identity shifts are part of the fun of the board. It would be nice, though, if there were some way to automate the "name change thread" process, like a log of display name changes on a user's profile.
  14. Why do people hate daytime soap operas?

    Not always. When I lived in Morocco, we got soap operas from everywhere. Ones from the Philippines seemed especially popular, for some reason. Especially from the standout composer of daytime soaps. That feline bastard's killing our employment chances.