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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. LOL, that synopsis reads exactly like the joke posts that have littered this thread.
  2. THE POST - FILM Thread

    I should also note that I liked three other things: - The film was pretty procedural and not too patriotic. It hit the right balance -- there were only a few corny lines, mostly at the end. - The theme of "fallen heroes," and how to deal with finding out that people you respected and perhaps are even friends with had done things you don't like -- and maybe even lied to you. I could really feel Graham and McNamara's pain (the latter was very well played too) when talking to one another after the story broke. Fits in well, probably unintentionally, with all the recent sexual harassment news. - I also liked the narrative of Graham's decision. I loved how she eventually was just like, "Eh, whatever, let's give it a go," -- and then remained confident in that decision. It reminds us that it's often better to just go with your gut, make a decision, and own that decision.
  3. Well for some reason I hadn't realized the film had been released! End credits music sounds great!
  4. THE POST - FILM Thread

    Finally got to see this today! We ended up having to sit in the front row because the showing was almost sold out, so for the first ~15 minutes or so I was nauseated and dizzy. But after that I got used to it. Anyway, I really loved it; perhaps my favorite film of the year. Hanks is terrific as always, Streep and everyone else are good too, and the story is fast-paced and thrilling. (I'm not sure, however, if non-Americans will like this movie as much as I did -- a lot of it has to do with First Amendment rights, Nixon, Supreme Court, etc., which may not have as much resonance for foreign audiences.) The really awesome scenes were the type-setting and the printing presses montage. Spielberg mixed JW's music really loudly there and it was awesome!! Truly thrilling stuff. As expected, I had chills during "Presses Roll." I mean, a borderline march for newspaper delivery trucks? Manic crescendos for typewriters? Hell yes! Spielberg really let JW go all out there and I'm sure thankful for it. I did think the ending Watergate scene was a little too "inside joke"-ish/tongue-in-cheek, but I still loved it. I was particularly delighted to find out that my second-favorite moment from the score (the almost Mission Impossible-esque stuff in the middle of the final track) was not merely end credits stuff but actually scored the break-in scene.
  5. Rian Johnson was on the NPR radio show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" this weekend, and the following exchange occurred: LOL, what a coincidence! @Jurassic Shark, are you an American radio host?
  6. Well, just depends on your standards. I tend to have very high standards (nearly always dashed) for film mixes.
  7. Yeah, probably true. Something like "Heartwood" would of course be nice too, although we did just sort of get that with "Markings." In any case, I'm sure it will be great!
  8. Oh, definitely, glad to see there are some others here who really cringe at that.
  9. Yeah, those are all the ones I know of. Yeah I might consider doing that if I get to go.
  10. Wow!!! Very exciting. Last time JW wrote something for Yo-Yo at Tanglewood, we got the Cello Concerto.
  11. Sounds like it: (he was referring to a question about when the trailer would hit)
  12. CC's review was a fun read as usual, although I agree that his complaints about the (supposedly) rampant film micro-editing were a bit bizarre.
  13. Do you like Subway?

    Subway's solid, but I prefer McDs for fast food.