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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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"The Rise and Fall of Star Wars" (former Lucasfilm historian J.W. Rinzler's blog)

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12 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

The shareholders have every right to protect their investment!

 

They do. 

 

I'd have preferred Lucasfilm didn't end up in a situation where it was beholden to shareholders. Unfortunately that was never going to happen. 

 

I get people when they say TFA was a massive improvement over the prequels and I wouldn't argue with anyone over that. 

 

It's bland though. And outside of Daisy and JW's theme for Rey its largely forgettable. I enjoyed RO much more but that was hardly a masterpiece. New Star Wars used to be an event now it's one a year. Which is great but its more chewing gum than it ever was. It'll rehash the same ideas and concepts over and over. It won't use the MCU cookie cutter. It'll use its own. It'll get stale. 

 

I do think its ridiculous when a cooperation like Disney can stop someone like Rinzler from talking about their life's work even if they aren't happy with what he's saying. 

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On 7/23/2017 at 5:39 AM, Bilbo Skywalker said:

Disney bought Lucasfilm.

 

as a result we have sanitised focus grouped films that will not live long in anyone's consciousness. 

 

Star Wars was already a massive commercial machine, now it's nothing but a product that has to bow to wishes and fears of shareholders.

 

I hold out hope The Last Jedi will be significantly more interesting than TFA and R1.  We'll see.

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6 hours ago, Evil-Lyn said:

Revenge of the Sith is the best episode.

Yes!

 

4 hours ago, Sally Spectra said:

AotC had the sexiest Padmé.

Yes! That scene by the fire was too hot, and then Hayden Christensen interrupted it!

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19 hours ago, Jay said:

 

I hold out hope The Last Jedi will be significantly more interesting than TFA and R1.  We'll see.

 

I found TFA to be emotionally satisfying (after my first couple of viewings that is) but ultimately it has no reason to exist yet. I had a lot more fun with Rogue One than I did TFA. For me The Last Jedi was always going to be the make or break film of the Disney era. TFA provided a few new characters and a chance to have one last hurrah with Han Solo and the characters the world has adored for four decades now. However TFA offered absolutely nothing in of itself. The pressure is and always has been on this next film to warrant this new trilogy as well as this new era of Star Wars. I don't know if they can do it or not but here's hoping. 

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8 hours ago, Indianagirl said:

For me The Last Jedi was always going to be the make or break film of the Disney era. TFA provided a few new characters and a chance to have one last hurrah with Han Solo and the characters the world has adored for four decades now. However TFA offered absolutely nothing in of itself. The pressure is and always has been on this next film to warrant this new trilogy as well as this new era of Star Wars. I don't know if they can do it or not but here's hoping. 

 

That's how I feel!

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4 hours ago, Evil-Lyn said:

 

She seemed more like a real person with emotions in those scenes. They had to go. Women aren't like that.

 

No one has emotions down under. You wouldn't understand

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My guess is he had signed an NDA w/Lucasfilm, and the blog possibly put him in violation of that. Or at least from Lucasfilm's POV.

 

And even if Lucasfilm has no real right to ask to him take the blog down, just the threat to an individual from an organisation w/Lucasfilm's unlimited legal resources is often enough to get someone to comply.

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