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      Donation time at JWFan   01/16/18

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      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'm not nearly as down on it as many people online are. I think Horner's main theme is strong. And the development of it throughout the score is interesting, all leading to its most heroic statement in the penultimate track. But yes, the soundtrack is way too long. As far as modern action scores go, though, it's a solid effort.
  2. HBO's Westworld

    Looks spectacular. Person of Interest is the best sci-fi superhero series to ever air on TV. I'm still waiting for the last season to hit Netflix.
  3. I didn't know that Wintory piece existed. It's beautiful.
  4. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    And the sting over the title card. It really is one of the great movie openings. Just from your short description I picture it, hear it, and get goosebumps.
  5. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    It's fascinating how the movie score opens with the five-minute Hymn of Red October, which plays uninterrupted over the opening scenes of the movie. This piece lays out all of the score's thematic material. Almost everything that comes after is derived from that hymn; even the suspense and action cues come out of it. This shows the tremendous amount of confidence director McTiernan had in Poledouris, that essentially this one piece of music would be allowed to drive his movie. It's such a bold decision and I can't think of a modern film scored this way.
  6. Is Dracula (1979) Soundtrack Lost to Time?

    So I take it I should go pick it up from the record store I was at last night that had the LP for five bucks?
  7. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Basil would have been 71 yesterday. Robocop by Basil Poledouris A classic for a reason. Mind-meltingly good mix of orchestra and synth. Teases you with snippets of the main theme to build expectation. And what a main theme it is when it arrives: heroic and memorable and vaguely sinister at the same time.
  8. Here's a film score list we can all agree on!

    It's not just you. And many of them are fine scores. But the list goes out of its way to snub almost anything traditional or classical in its approach.
  9. Here's a film score list we can all agree on!

    Birth is deserving, at least. But this list feels like Of My Favorite Movies These Are the Ones With the Best Music...Plus Ennio Morricone Because Tarantino
  10. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Pan is fun for sure. I think I prefer it to the How to Train Your Dragon scores, actually. The Golden Compass by The Composer Desplat I love this rich and complex score. The themes might be too subtle for some people but there are so many of them, and they're so beautifully intertwined, that it will take me years to unravel it all. Texturally it's a gorgeous work, too. The opening track, with its creaky woodwinds and subtle piano, perfectly sets the stage for the moody, intelligent, wildly ambitious score to come. The man could have written a couple of catchy fanfares and called it a day, but he treated the project with the same seriousness as Shore did LotR. It might not jump out at you on first or second or even third listens but it's got a depth and power that sticks with you.
  11. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    I really like the piano statement of the main theme starting around 9:30.
  12. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Zimmer's Superman theme isn't bad (listening to its reemergence in BvS). It's simple and noble - I like it. It's all the pummeling action tracks that just aren't for me. And many of the secondary themes feel underdeveloped on the OST. I find the BvS soundtrack to be much more balanced between thematic and percussive material.
  13. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    I wouldn't be posting it in a thread called "What is the Last Score You Listened To" if I didn't actually listen to it. Sorry if you're offended.
  14. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    I like plenty of Zimmer scores. Just not Man of Steel. I'm happy that he's moving on from superheroes because it seems like his heart is not in it.
  15. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Man of Steel by Hans Zimmer If this is the kind of stuff I'm missing by not listening to Remote Control superhero scores then I feel I've made the right decision. Obnoxious, repetitive, and totally at odds with everything Superman. Mostly dreck. Mad Max: Fury Road by Junkie XL. In the same vein but appropriate to the torched MM landscape. And there are a couple of lovely sad string pieces. Might actually revisit this one.