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      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.
BloodBoal

Who will win the Best Original Score Award tonight?

Morricone v Williams: Dusk Of The Maestri  

32 members have voted

  1. 1. Who will be the big winner tonight?

    • The Maestro, of course! Morricone!
    • The Maestro, of course! Williams!
    • Some other guy...


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Did anyone here seriously think John Williams had a chance of winning his sixth Academy Award for the seventh installment in an almost 40 year-old franchise he already won an Oscar for in 1978? It's the Oscars, you know.

 

That being said, congratulations to Ennio Morricone. He's had to wait for that little golden statue a lot longer than Leonardo DiCaprio. And The Hateful Eight has fantastic music!

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1 minute ago, Mr. Breathmask said:

Did anyone here seriously think John Williams had a chance of winning his sixth Academy Award for the seventh installment in an almost 40 year-old franchise he already won an Oscar for in 1978?

 

Most JW fanboys did!

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1 minute ago, BloodBoal said:

 

Most JW fanboys did!

Proudly! With ravenous desire! Whew! I am sure glad I am not one of those.

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Token Oscar, over-deserved and overdue. Screw TFA, if Hateful Eight was boring, so is TFA. 

 

What's really disgusting though is that James Bond won two Oscars in a row in the worst era for Bond songs in the whole series.

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3 hours ago, Stefancos said:

 

Fuck you!

 

TFA is not any less derivative of the composer's earlier opus than Hateful Eight. And even though Morricone is not a composer I can warm up to entirely, and as a pure listening experience I would prefer TFA, as an original (!) score, Morricone has the edge over Williams.

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9 hours ago, TownerFan said:

Morricone comments on his victory (article in Italian: http://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli/cinema/2016/02/29/news/morricone_dentro_di_me_pensavo_stavolta_me_lo_porto_a_casa_-134519799/?ref=HREC1-20)

 

Here's a translation of an interesting short bit:

 

 

Lovely old chap :)

Nice! Thanks for the translation Maurizio!

 

It's great I get to see him in concert at the end of this month!

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On 29 February 2016 at 8:05 AM, Stefancos said:

Later today a black sedan will appear in front of Morricone's hotel, several Newman's will get out and make Ennio an offer he can't refuse.

 

"He's got a date with fate, in a black sedan". :D

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While we're in a Morricone fever... I just remembered that Charles Aznavour, seduced by the first italian albums of Morricone, asked him an arrangement for his phare song "Sa jeunesse". This recording directed by Morricone himself was only published on a single, in 1963.

 

 

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