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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. Nothing beats 1993 for me: Matinee Homeward Bound Army of Darkness Point of No return Adv of Huck Finn Dave Dragon: Bruce Lee Story Dennis the Menace The Firm Sleepless in Seattle Rookie of the Year Free Willy The Fugitive Searching for Bobby Fischer Jurassic Park Age of Innocence Gettysburg Nightmare Before Christmas Rudy The Piano Mrs. Doubtfire Schindler’s LIst Beethoven’s 2nd Pelican Brief Tombstone
  2. I can't believe he didn't get an instrumental composition nomination for Rey's theme or End credits.
  3. THE BFG SOUNDTRACK SAMPLES!

    I love when I hear snippets from other scores. I'm sure it was a coincidence though. Like Heartbeeps in Catch Me or Accidental in Indy III.
  4. THE BFG SOUNDTRACK SAMPLES!

    Yes! I recognized Fury the moment I heard the clip too.
  5. What was the last GREAT theme?

    This is such a great and recognizable theme that I play it in my classes to get students to clear their desks.
  6. When you write that it's the longer version of The Cowboys, is it a new arrangement? Or is it that you've never heard the concert version before? Is close encounters different because it doesn't include the extra music for the spaceship walk?
  7. Williams' Most Plagiaristic Cues

    Wasn't the airport scene in Home Alone tracked with Nutcracker?
  8. Star Wars ep 4-6 versus 1-3 Action Music

    If Ep 4-6 had been released after 1-3, with all the same music, I think a lot of people would say that Ep 1-3 action music was superior.
  9. 86th Academy Awards

    I agree with king mark if he was being serious ... And I think Visitor on Himmel Street is the best cue of the year ... I can't think of anyone else today who would have handled the scene in the film any better.
  10. Cues that made you a Williams fan

    To the Lair from Superman. Mine Car Chase from Temple of Doom. Adv on Earth from ET. March from 1941.
  11. Star Wars ep 4-6 versus 1-3 Action Music

    Maybe it's because I've been listening to Star Wars since the mid-80's, but I don't listen to anything from the original trilogy anymore ... but I LOVE Escape from Naboo (I can have that on repeat for 10 minutes), the Battle of Naboo (fan edit), and Chase through Coruscant. You know, Chase Through Coruscant is what I always play in my head whenever I watch a chase in a modern movie, most recently the chase in Lego: the Movie.
  12. John's most "genuine" scores/pieces

    I like to think that Taking Pictures from Stepmom is what plays when John takes long walks and reflects.
  13. What are the most uninteresting themes of Williams?

    I think the themes to Sleepers, the River, and Always are stellar! (though the rest of the scores are eh). But at least the themes are wonderful. Film Score Monthly named Sleepers the Best Score of 1996! But Dracula? I find it boring. Midway? I know it's a good march, but I don't like it at all. Family Plot? Never got into that theme, either. Long Goodbye ... that one too. So: Dracula, Midway, Family Plot, Long Goodbye are all the scores I leave out of my Williams playlist. My playlist has 1-4 tracks from every Williams score, which I play often for the past 20 years. Edit: I have the theme from Poseidon Adv. on the playlist, but I generally skip it.
  14. Well, with the season 36 weeks long but series filming only 21-24 episodes a season, there are bound to be repeats, as another poster said. Series during the 50s and 60s filmed up to 30 episodes a year. I do like show time and hbo that air their shows all in a row, and Fox did that with mid season 24.
  15. JWFAN Turns 15!

    I've been here for 15 years! I remember accessing the ep 1 site on my webtv lol