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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. The Classical Music Recommendation Thread

    I just adore this lyrical and evocative work and in particular, this performance:
  2. The Quick Question Thread

    Ahh, that is why! Even though the OST is over two hours there is still lots unreleased?
  3. The Quick Question Thread

    Hobbit experts, what track in the Desolation of Smaug OST is this cue? I can't find it.
  4. What's your dream title of a book on JW?

    A Tree is Known By It's Fruit
  5. The Classical Music Recommendation Thread

    I have heard around 75 recordings of this work and Dutoit is probably the strongest overall if you want a single recording and Previn/LSO is a very fine alternative. What is the reason you don't like these? What are they not doing for you? Also listen to this survey of various recordings: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p027rvhn
  6. Video Game Music

    No, not in games. That is true with films but games use game engines where the player controls the action resulting in the score being a game asset that is needed during the extensive testing process. In contrast, films have to be locked (well mostly locked) so the composer has something to hit visually. The big budget games we might have the recordings completed a year or more before the game is released so that means the game is mostly finished but then balanced, tested, debugged, fine tuned, etc for another year. In some cases they will have multiple sessions spread out over time. These triple A titles take years to make. My bad luck is that this game was about 75% complete when Lucasarts was sold to Disney who disbanded it. I know some of the score was recorded but not sure how much was or if the cues I worked on were. Looking through old notes, for this one there were two orchestras. An "Imperial orchestra" of 80 musicians and a "Rebel Orchestra" of 75 musicians. It was very percussive including ethnic percussion.
  7. Video Game Music

    Hey! I worked on this! Thanks for posting.
  8. The Austin Wintory Thread

    Sounds great! Go Austin!
  9. Alex Ross on Williams' The Last Jedi

    I think you are right. It is also a generational thing I think. It is no false modesty but a very sincere disinterest in talking about a major achievement in their life that everyone else seems to revere. Another example of this is Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 astronauts. They hated talking about the mission and it showed. I think I have maybe only seen one or two good interviews circa 1969 where they actually seemed engaged and after that, they just seemed to really not get why this captured the worlds attention. In Armstrong's case, he became quite reluctant to discuss anything other than the most superficial description of his lunar experiences. He was first and foremost an aviator and his mode of expression was not to verbally discuss his inner thoughts, feelings, insights, historical/cultural impact, etc., but would rather discuss the mechanics of space flight, propulsion, descent, etc. He was a very private man and never sought publicity or fame and got out of the public spotlight as soon as he could. He just so happened to be immortalized in the history books for his significant accomplishment. I think this is generally the same with JW. These men see themselves as professionals doing their job to the very best of their abilities at that time with little notice of its full impact. He has nothing to hide, just values his privacy and is very pleased with the joy many of us get from his work, but finds there is nothing more of interest to be said about it that can't be learned from the product available to the masses.
  10. Maybe you should just let us know when you post while sober and we'll just assume you're drunk otherwise.
  11. Alex Ross on Williams' The Last Jedi

    You mean he thinks it is shite and not worth study? Why should they wait for his passing? What do you think is the intention of not sharing it before his passing?
  12. Alex Ross on Williams' The Last Jedi

    Why do you think he is so reticent to allow such a valuable in depth study?
  13. Didn't he do some of the source cues in Cocoon which also had a similar vibe?
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    Yes but for this scene: What about Powell: