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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

      Hello!

      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 would love to hear more tin whistle in scores. Ocarina too.
  2. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    If they were bothered to reveal something like this in the trailer, I can only conclude that they have bigger and crazier "surprises" reserved for the film.
  3. Michael Giacchino's Zootopia (2016)

    I guess these articles better answer Mr. Big's question above. They are really "over-promoting" this picture and its score though. I've seen more articles about this film, and now its score, than what I usually see for this genre.
  4. Caught Inside Out the other day for the first time. I thought it was alright but it wasn't until the final act where it really started to work for me. Boy when these guys want to get my tears dropping they sure know where and when to strike. A solid concept and dare I say the best movie they've made in the 2010's so far, imo.
  5. I keep them. I really can't part with my CDs even if all they do for me is fill up my CD shelves. Sometimes it feels simply great to look at them sit up there and remember the day I bought them, how it felt like to listen to them for the first time, the frustrations I may have had when I realized a cue I wanted was not present, etc... That's priceless. Besides I can always salvage stuff off them in case the engineer of the expanded version had gone super-nova with peak levels and loudness while mastering the CD.
  6. The Hayao Miyazaki Retrospective Thread

    6.5/10 Well, I managed to read through the whole thing and that doesn't happen very often when it comes to reviews. Excellent work! I'm totally with you on all the points though this being one of my childhood favorites I would give it nothing less than 10. Nostalgia always wins!
  7. Michael Giacchino's Zootopia (2016)

    Or into his track titles at least - in some form.
  8. Michael Giacchino's Zootopia (2016)

    It appears that Giacchino's might have been working on this one for quite some time now: http://www.a113animation.com/2015/11/michael-giacchino-will-score-disneys.html "....the score has been carefully written thanks to the talent of the great composer Michael Giacchino, with complex sounds and also world music that fits perfectly the film's atmosphere." And I thought he said he was taking the rest of the year off.
  9. JWFan James Horner Listening Party

    I actually don't think I can visit any of his works right now - that will make me think of this incident more than the quality of the tune. Though I have to add that the "End Credits" cue from Braveheart was the first piece of music that came to my mind upon hearing the news. I guess listening to that score won't feel the same from now on. On a side note, all this time I was hoping Horner would turn up in his office any moment, grunting that his damned parachute got stuck to some ***damned tree all this time, etc, etc... if only... It is going to take a good while for me to get over this.
  10. Michael Giacchino's Jurassic World (2015)

    With all these crazy titles, I am surprised their creative juices ran out for the 22nd cue. Unless of course... it is so overt, its covert.
  11. They are putting out the soundtrack album of an animated movie about a month before the film's opening? Seems odd.
  12. Michael Giacchino's Jurassic World (2015)

    LOL. They sure ain't running out of whacky titles even when the writing schedule's quite tight. Curious how G and his team come up with these.
  13. Michael Giacchino's Jurassic World (2015)

    ...as well as Inside Out. Though they could be placeholder images.I took a look around that website and I understand it is designed and managed by a fan? If so then it is easily the best modern composer fan-site I came across till-date.
  14. Well... as long as he is not pulling another "Mirror Mirror" on us.