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 Posted:   Dec 27, 2002 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   John F   (Member)

Ok I need some help here! When I got home from work today there was a package waiting for me- it was addressed to me, from the Awards Dept of Universal- it was a dvd of RED DRAGON and the cd soundtrack!!! What the heck?? I never entered any contests... and the parcel contained a letter from the Director, Brett Ratner, praising Elfmans music. The letter was addressed to "Dear Film Score Monthly Reader"... I am so mystified by this- did anyone else from this board get this in the mail??? I don't even think the movie is out yet on dvd, right?? The case has no picture, just the title RED DRAGON, and it is indeed the film, but no menu... almost like it should have gone to an academy member or something... don't get me wrong, I am sycked to get this- maybe Ratner is doing it for all the FSM subscribers... kinda cool! I hope someone can shed a little light on this for me....
A grateful fan, John F

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2002 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

Ok I need some help here! When I got home from work today there was a package waiting for me- it was addressed to me, from the Awards Dept of Universal- it was a dvd of RED DRAGON and the cd soundtrack!!! What the heck?? I never entered any contests... and the parcel contained a letter from the Director, Brett Ratner, praising Elfmans music. The letter was addressed to "Dear Film Score Monthly Reader"... I am so mystified by this- did anyone else from this board get this in the mail??? I don't even think the movie is out yet on dvd, right?? The case has no picture, just the title RED DRAGON, and it is indeed the film, but no menu... almost like it should have gone to an academy member or something... don't get me wrong, I am sycked to get this- maybe Ratner is doing it for all the FSM subscribers... kinda cool! I hope someone can shed a little light on this for me....
A grateful fan, John F


Yeah, we've had a few people confused about this...

The director of Red Dragon, Brett Ratner, is a fan of film music and likes the magazine, and wanted to do something nice for FSM subscribers as well as promote his film and the score by Danny Elfman. So we sent him labels for U.S. subscribers only (sorry overseas people) and he sent out a package to those people. No catch! Just a gift. And yeah, it's a one-time thing...

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2002 - 8:30 PM   
 By:   chiefsadler   (Member)

Hey awesome deal! we overseas subscribers always get jipped!

Brian

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2002 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   SPQR   (Member)

So, does that mean lunch at Spago is off?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2002 - 9:48 PM   
 By:   John F   (Member)

I had a feeling it was something like that- thanks for clearing that up LK... what a thoughtful thing to do... god I love this hobby... Thanks Brett- terrific film and a great addition to the Hannibal trilogy!
John F

 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2002 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   SheriffJoe   (Member)

Believe me when I say no one was more shocked by this gift than I was...I thought maybe it was a trick...

Red Dragon was definitely one of the DVD's I was going to purchase and I already own that wonderful score by Danny Elfman. That Mister Ratner was generous enough to include subscribers to FSM in his bid to get his film recognized at awards time is unheard of in this industry...and deserves special commendation.

Further, a heartfelt thank you to Lukas and the guys at FSM central, without whom this could not be possible.

Thank you guys. Happy holidays!

SheriffJoe

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2002 - 12:10 AM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)



Yeah, we've had a few people confused about this...

The director of Red Dragon, Brett Ratner, is a fan of film music and likes the magazine, and wanted to do something nice for FSM subscribers as well as promote his film and the score by Danny Elfman. So we sent him labels for U.S. subscribers only (sorry overseas people) and he sent out a package to those people. No catch! Just a gift. And yeah, it's a one-time thing...

Lukas




any chance Im getting one , Im a subscriber.
Steve Daniel

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2002 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Probably not!! HEY MARK HATFIELD, wheres my cd??

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2002 - 12:30 AM   
 By:   Monterey Jack   (Member)

Yeah, I got this in the mail today and was like, WTF? Too bad I already picked up a copy of Elfman's score (and that I didn't care for the movie. Give me Manhunter any day). Still, a completely pleasing surprise. Thanks, Brett and Lukas! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2002 - 1:17 AM   
 By:   John F   (Member)

Compliments of Mr. Ratner I just watched the film again, and I must say, Ralph Fienes gives an awesome performance, as does the actress who plays the blind women. I noticed some good nuances of Elfmans score that I didn't pick up the first time, too... I love his "string" statement when Graham sees the bed-soaked blood for the first time. The score wasn't bad, though I think the weaker of the three... Christmas keeps on going!
John F

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2002 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   JohnnyRoastbeef   (Member)

What about Canadian subscribers? We're not exactly overseas....

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2002 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   belloq   (Member)

Got mine today. It's really nice to see a director recognize the film score fan community directly. (One time thing? Damn, I thought we could perhaps get Spielberg and others to participate in this program too! wink Thanks Brett and FSM!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2002 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   cinemel   (Member)

Received my "Dragons" today. What a pleasant surprise. Who said there isn't any free lunch?
The only dilemma will be whether to buy the regular DVD special edition when it is released, especially if it has a supplement section on the score. Thank-you Brett Ratner and Universal.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2002 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   OHMSS76   (Member)

Mine came yesterday, so I guess this is the "Thanks to Brett Ratner" thread now, eh?

Hope he reads this, and this very cool gesture will go down in film score gratitude history, for sure! I know that everyone one of us thought for just a moment, how cool that due to some sort of error, we now get to vote for the Academy! I know I did, until JohnF burst my bubble with this thread wink

Of course, and this has to be asked just for the hell of it, how DOES one become an Academy member? If your a lowly grip on a set, or an extra in a film, are you eligible? Just curious....

Thanks very much Mr. Ratner, good to know some of you guys are 'on our side' big grin
Best,
Sean

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2002 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Wow. Congratulations, my Yankee Friends! smile Once again, there's that skimpy little ocean between us...

 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2002 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   profundo   (Member)

Please convey my thanks to Brett (and Lukas, too) for this nice gift. Even my wife is impressed.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2002 - 10:11 PM   
 By:   HAL 2000   (Member)

Didn't see this thread before starting a new one on the subject but I'll go ahead and add my amusement to everyone else's.

Got a strange package in the mail today just for being a subscriber to FSM. Big fat envelope from Universal Studios. What do ya know, it's from director Brett Ratner. Well, it's a form letter... but he's telling me all about his movie RED DRAGON and how much he loved Danny Elfman's contribution to it and how I should seriously consider Elfman's score for the Academy Awards. He even sent me an Academy promo DVD of Red Dragon with all these "for your considerations..." on the back cover. Not only that but he also sent me a promo copy of the Red Dragon soundtrack with enhanced features. Gotta love that Brett. He's a swell guy.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 28, 2002 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Being a loyal subscriber, I'm still waiting and hoping!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2002 - 2:51 AM   
 By:   The Big Bear   (Member)

What an unbelievably thoughtful thing to do. Thanks to Mr. Ratner and Mr. Kendall!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 29, 2002 - 3:14 AM   
 By:   MichaelM   (Member)

Got mine today, what a pleasant surprise indeed.

Now I can tell everybody I'm a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Thanks!

 
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