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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.
tenaira

Academics join your ranks again!

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Dear John Williams Fan community,

hello again - my profile was unfortunately mistakenly deleted in the fight against spam-bots (this sounds so futuristic!) so I get the delight of re-introducing myself again.

I am a PhD candidate working on film music :znaika: and am very lucky to be able to merge my hobby and my work. While we are quite a few out there, I miss discussing the intricacies of the craft with people who share my interests, especially true fans who often know more than researchers do!

Thank you for taking me within your ranks, I look forward to discussing with you all!

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Hello tenaira. Great to meet a fellow film music academic! I delivered my film music-themed thesis way back in 2004, and after that I worked for a while as an assistant professor at the institute. I miss those days. Not only for the research, but for the great PARTIES! :)

May I ask what college or university you're attending? (if you don't want to say, then maybe the general area).

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Thank you for the renewed welcome, and for the excellent avatar suggestion! I added the first thing I found under 50kb.. evidently it had to be something related to film! I have been practicing musing since my youth, but I come to film music from the cinematic side, I'm more on the film and media side.

I'll probably mention my university in a but bit, if you don't mind I'll keep the suspense for now or rather the soothing pleasure of not being associated to an institution!

Thor, did you write your thesis from a musicological or filmic perspective? I would love to hear about it.

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More filmic than musicological, maybe, but really neither. Here's the abstract that I wrote at the time (the only thing in English):

"The majority of academic literature on film music is currently situated within a narratological perspective, especially related to the (neo-)classical Hollywood film. This thesis aims to offer an alternative approach, wherein – rather than narrative integrity – the relatively autonomous enjoyment of various forms of audio- or musicovisual experience is explored, although still within a neo-classical paradigm. Emotions, mood and symbolism represent three such forms of audiovisual experience that range from the irrational to the rational. The thesis analyzes the musical construction of these pleasures in the filmic expression by drawing from a number of disciplines: philosophy, musicology, psychology and semiology. The neo-classical films E.T.– The Extraterrestrial, Blade Runner and Edward Scissorhands constitute the main analyses of this dissertation, based on a discussion of emotions, mood and symbolism, respectively."

No problem with the university mention. In your own time. :)

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