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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. Ranking JW's 21st century scores

    1. Harry Potter 1 2. A.I. 3. The Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith 4. Indiana Jones and the Aliens (because I'm lovin that jungle chase) 5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Rey's theme is so good, it bumps the score up on my list) 6. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones 7. Tom Cruise I: Minority Report 8. Tom Cruise II: War Of The Worlds (love the dark, low end of the orchestra and double the timpani) 9. Memoirs of a Geisha 10. War Horse 11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 12. Harry Potter and the William Ross (I'd put it higher, but I wish there was less revisiting of HP1) 13. The Patriot (Would still have liked to hear David Arnold score this though) 14. The Book Thief 15. Lincoln 16. The Adventures of Tintin (somehow this score didn't do much for me) 17. Tom Hanks Vs Airport 18. Catch Me If You Can 19. Munich (I don't like the female vocals, sorry)
  2. Maybe they added some great flash-back scenes for the TRAITOR shouting stormtrooper since he's so popular now.
  3. Disappointing. When I first heard that Independence Day 2 was going to happen for real, my first thought was how exciting to have David Arnold revisit this music. Too bad it will variations on AVP.
  4. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Lady in the Water - JNH a nice experience , kind of some minimalism going on, no? Kind of Philip Glassy.
  5. Aw man!! I was really looking forward to Anakin surfing on the Naboo cow in glorious, eye-popping 3D!!!!!!!
  6. The "Do Get Your Hopes Too High" Thread

    Don't get hasty, we still have 20 days to see if the Mayans were wrong...!!
  7. I think I'll buy this for completist-ness because I didn't get the other one, but I can't say I'm very excited about it. I was hoping for some previously unreleased Williams music for black friday, rather than a re-issue but oh well...I wonder if there will be any more Williams before the year is up. At least this was the Year of the Hook.
  8. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Trent , this is awesome. You've inspired me to do this sometime soon.
  9. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    I agree (But I still like (not love) the Prequel Scores) I like AOTC and Rots, but I LOVE TPM.
  10. I'm excited to see all this data compiled together.... to be extra nerdy I created a top 5 per decade lists.
  11. Blu-ray News and Deals

    I haven't seen any of this season.... how is it compared to 1,2&3?
  12. Thomas Newman's Skyfall

    Thanks for posting that, very cool. Thomas Newman seems like a nice guy. I think he put a lot of effort into this score, it doesn't sound lazy to me, but it doesn't sound like he's the right man for the job. I don't enjoy the constant 16th note rhythmic vamps in some of the CD, and sometimes its like a low bass instrument (electric bass?) Playing it too. I tire of too much rhythmic motion without something melodic happening. But on 2nd listen, I enjoy the action writing much more, its got some great energy. I like how he used the bond theme but I'm wishing I could hear a full statement of the theme. My favorite section of the bond theme, the part where it gets more jazzy with a strong backbeat and high octave trumpets (when Bond starts driving the remote control car in the hanger in "company car" from TND for.example). There's no full quote of it... I was like damn..too bad!! Overall I like the score better on 2nd listen.
  13. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Well iTunes told me I hadn't listened to it in two years. I've listened to it off and on through the years. But this is the first time I couldn't really get into it. Maybe it was just an off day... or I shouldn't have put so many jalapenos in my dinner that night. Who knows!
  14. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    I listened to the almighty soundtrack of all times (if you ask my dad): TITANIC. I hate to say it, but it just wasn't fun to listen to this time, my attention started to wander. Its not because the music is bad....its because my dad played that ost nonstop back when it first came out!!! Titanic overload! How can I remedy this situation? I thought that after not listening to it for 2 years that it would be more fresh and fun to hear....i guess 2 years was not long enough.