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 Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Merry Christmas Everyone,

Welcome to my 8th annual Christmas CD giveaway contest.

In past years I've put up multiple copies of one title or a box set as the prizes. For a little change of pace this year I'd like to offer four different titles. La La Land has been producing beautiful sets of John Williams' great scores from Spielberg films. There are four that are my favorites. Two came out this year and two are from previous years.

These four titles will be the prizes for this contest....

  • AI - Artificial Intelligence 3CD Set
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind 2CD Set
  • ET The Extra-Terrestrial 2CD Set
  • Jurassic Park/The Lost World 4CD Set

    If you would like to participate for a chance to win one of these titles please follow these two rules...

    1) First, tell me which title(s) you would like to win. You may put yourself in the running for as many titles as you wish but can win only one. I want them to go to four different members.

    2) Of all films or TV work directed by Steven Spielberg, tell me which movie is your favorite along with a brief explanation why. Name only one film. Do not post Youtube videos, please.

    Note: The quality of your answer for rule #2 will not increase or decrease your chances of winning. It simply serves as your entry into my contest and may make for some interesting reading for others.


    I will print all participant's names on a slip of paper for each title and at the conclusion of this contest all names will go into a large mixing bowl and drawn out one at a time. This is as fair as any other method. It's also more fun for me!

    I will accept entries for this contest until 9pm EST on Wednesday, December 6. The winning names will be announced one hour later at 10pm that evening.


  • Anyone may participate. Worldwide delivery.

  • Please don't copy my original post. I just find that annoying when trying to read all entries.

  • No one is on my ignore list so I will see all entries. wink


    Let the posting begin!

    Participating members for each title (These lists will be updated periodically)


    01) AdamoH
    02) EasternFinn
    03) serenifly
    04) MikeyKW
    05) J Castle
    06) David-R
    07) Keky
    08) Washu
    09) HalloweenBorg
    10) Tall Guy
    11) TacktheCobbler
    12) sotall
    13) historicalproductions
    14) jacky
    15) Scott M (oldsmith)
    16) Brad Wills
    17) Jim Bailey
    18) richsto
    19) juhana
    20) stalemate12
    21) arnie
    22) jigawatts
    23) scorehound79
    24) DavidinBerkeley
    25) Maestro Sartori
    26) Hero
    27) Burk Whittenburg
    28) TheTennisBallKid
    29) batman&robin
    30) graham.sutton1
    31) Jonathan
    32) An_K
    33) Maarten
    34) Mysterious Composer
    35) nvirant
    36) Score-Man-X
    37) Konga
    38) Yavar Moradi
    39) kjoseb
    40) basmith


    01) Moviedrone
    02) JB Fan
    03) Mazouz Robert
    04) DanielK
    05) leagolfer
    06) spanosdm
    07) Big X
    08) clint1976
    09) georgefenton
    10) EasternFinn
    11) jkannry
    12) Tobias
    13) ryanpaquet
    14) David-R
    15) Washu
    16) ghp1977
    17) Chris Rimmer
    18) HalloweenBorg
    19) gyorgyL
    20) George Komar
    21) trevan7
    22) benny77
    23) Michael Scorefan
    24) Filmscoremonty
    25) TacktheCobbler
    26) JTWfan77
    27) Matt B
    28) sotall
    29) Kossjak
    30) sandor
    31) jacky
    32) Last Child
    33) Smokey McBongwater
    34) Hedji
    35) Mr. Jack
    36) jedizim
    37) Brad Wills
    38) Replicant006
    39) Swaj
    40) Jim Bailey
    41) adamike
    42) Tango Urilla
    43) DeviantMan
    44) GorgoGorgo
    45) juhana
    46) Fabthelaw
    47) Brundlefly
    48) Lao Che
    49) JeffM
    50) stalemate12
    51) Rickaza
    52) bobaf2
    53) KonstantinosZ
    54) arnie
    55) jigawatts
    56) scorehound79
    57) edwzoomom
    58) Chris Hadley
    59) Clemens
    60) Amer Zahid
    61) Juanki
    62) Burk Whittenburg
    63) TheTennisBallKid
    64) batman&robin
    65) mstrox
    66) graham.sutton1
    67) gandalf
    68) Ado
    69) Jonathan
    70) Steve H
    71) kam
    72) kindacute
    73) Coco314
    74) Mysterious Composer
    75) nvirant
    76) betenoir
    77) rocketman
    78) Score-Man-X
    79) theMaestraX
    80) Yavar Moradi
    81) AndreaDanna
    82) zooba
    83) basmith


    01) JB Fan
    02) DanielK
    03) clint1976
    04) jkannry
    05) ghost of 82
    06) David-R
    07) Justin Boggan
    08) HalloweenBorg
    09) benny77
    10) Michael Scorefan
    11) Filmscoremonty
    12) JTWfan77
    13) The Mutant
    14) Kossjak
    15) sandor
    16) jacky
    17) Smokey McBongwater
    18) Mr. Jack
    19) Kristo
    20) Brad Wills
    21) Jim Bailey
    22) adamike
    23) DeviantMan
    24) stalemate12
    25) KonstantinosZ
    26) arnie
    27) Simon Gomersall
    28) Hero
    29) Juanki
    30) Burk Whittenburg
    31) TheTennisBallKid
    32) batman&robin
    33) Jonathan
    34) kam
    35) ChatNoir
    36) Coco314
    37) Mysterious Composer
    38) nvirant
    39) betenoir
    40) rocketman
    41) Score-Man-X
    42) theMaestraX
    43) Yavar Moradi
    44) Urs Lesse
    45) jonchete
    46) zooba
    47) basmith


    01) Brianmcb
    02) DanielK
    03) leagolfer
    04) Big X
    05) clint1976
    06) purplerain
    07) EasternFinn
    08) jkannry
    09) ghost of 82
    10) David-R
    11) Justin Boggan
    12) Washu
    13) HalloweenBorg
    14) Filmscoremonty
    15) TacktheCobbler
    16) WagnerAlmighty
    17) judy the hut
    18) historicalproductions
    19) jacky
    20) Richard May
    21) Smokey McBongwater
    22) Scott M (oldsmith)
    23) Mr. Jack
    24) jedizim
    25) Brad Wills
    26) Jim Bailey
    27) adamike
    28) rmd007
    29) johnc112003
    30) juhana
    31) Browny
    32) Lao Che
    33) stalemate12
    34) arnie
    35) dragon53
    36) scorehound79
    37) Amer Zahid
    38) davefg
    39) Burk Whittenburg
    40) TheTennisBallKid
    41) batman&robin
    42) graham.sutton1
    43) gandalf
    44) odelayy
    45) Jonathan
    46) filmusicnow
    47) An-K
    48) steve matthewman
    49) Mysterious Composer
    50) nvirant
    51) rocketman
    52) Score-Man-X
    53) Yavar Moradi
    54) kjoseb
    55) basmith

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 4:30 AM   
     By:   Brianmcb   (Member)

    First a huge thanks for running this competition:
    Answer to question 1) Jurassic Park/The Lost World 4CD Set
    Answer to question 2) Schindler's List. From a technical prospect it is stunning, from colour of the film to William’s score. From a story telling point of view, it shows that in one of the darkest chapters of human history there is hope and that’s why it is such a remarkable film for me and why I’ve always rated it so highly.

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 4:34 AM   
     By:   Thomas   (Member)

    Well done Adam, as generous as ever.

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 4:40 AM   
     By:   Moviedrone   (Member)

    Thank you, this is amazing.

    1. I would like to win CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.

    2. My favourite Spielberg picture is JAWS. Pure horror, exhilarating adventure, and serious male bonding all drawn together with an astonishing John Willliams score. Just incredible.

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 4:54 AM   
     By:   JB Fan   (Member)

    Great! Adam do it again!!!

    I'm in, so...

    1) E.T./CE3K.
    2) Is most difficult. I KNOW - you said just one film, but I simply can't chose between Raiders of the Lost Ark (which I love for its spirit of adventure, which you can feel almost in every scene, plus I really enjoy it's climax with SPOILER! melting Nazis) and Columbo: Murder by the Book (for its elegance & suspence). I'm so sorry for violating the rule smile

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 5:06 AM   
     By:   MAZOUZ ROBERT   (Member)

    1. I would also like to win CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND .

    2. My favorite Spielberg's movie is clearly E.T. , saw it in December 1982 in English with French subtitles in Aix-en-Provence, NEVER SEEN A SO ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCE FOR A MOVIE SINCE Raiders of the Lost Ark. The good crowd were delighted and the atmosphere was excellent.

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 5:22 AM   
     By:   DanielK   (Member)

    Thank you for this offer. Here are my responses.

    1. E.T./CE3K/Jurassic Park
    2. There are many great films, but E.T. is a personal favorite. It is a nostalgic film that I remember watching several times as a kid. An appreciation for music itself (within the film and outside of the film) is another reason why I enjoy this film.

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 5:49 AM   
     By:   leagolfer   (Member)

    1. Jurassic Park. CEOTTK.

    2. Spielberg directed well-known classics the 70s being his best period, its a hard choice between Jaws, Duel. Jaws get my vote for its quality acting cast, script, cinematography, & of course John Williams, an amazing score.

    Thank you. Adam, for this opportunity, your a good-man, generous, a Merry Christmas, New-year, Adam, & your family have fun. smile

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 5:50 AM   
     By:   spanosdm   (Member)

    1) Close Encounters of the Third Kind 2CD Set

    2) Raiders of the Lost Ark. Introduction to a legendary hero, a very clever script, great directing, amazing balancing of action and humor and of course an iconic theme and score.

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 6:01 AM   
     By:   Big X   (Member)

    Adam, as always thank you for your generosity.

    1. JP/CE3K
    2. Raiders of the Lost Ark, the only Spielberg film for me personally which does not have any dull moments.

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 6:09 AM   
     By:   clint1976   (Member)

    Thanks a lot for your generosity

    1. E.T./CE3K/Jurassic Park
    2. ET is very especial to me. I saw it in 1982 when I was only 6. I was with my parents and my brothers and I remember how I cried when ET left earth. My poor mom was trying to calm me down...great memories, great soundtrack, great movie

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 6:09 AM   
     By:   clint1976   (Member)

    Sorry, double post

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 6:13 AM   
     By:   AdamoH   (Member)

    1.would like the CD A.I Artificial Intelligence

    2.Close Encounters of the Third Kind is definitely my favorite Speilberg film..It came out at a perfect time as i was living away at school in NH,and would go home for vacations..and was always fascinated with UFO's-had my own experiences which kind of brought it closer to home for me..certain elements rang true for weird as that sounds.

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 6:44 AM   
     By:   georgefenton   (Member)

    1) I like to win "Close encounters of the third kind".

    2) My favourite Spielberg film is "Raiders of the lost ark". Unforgettable film to see with the family.


     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 6:59 AM   
     By:   purplerain   (Member)

    1) JP box set

    2) Thats an interesting question, I think I have nevet thought about that smile Seems that Jaws is the winner still exciting and scary as for the first time, decaded ago.

    Its the first time I participate this game but it is more than generous, thank you very much for it!

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 7:06 AM   
     By:   EasternFinn   (Member)

    Wow, thanks for the great opportunity!

    1) A.I./Close Encounters/Jurassic Park

    2) Schindler’s List. One of the most immensely moving films I’ve ever seen. Even thinking about it gets me teary-eyed. The score is in my Top 10 all-time greatest film scores.

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 7:14 AM   
     By:   FilmScoreDaily   (Member)

    1) I would like to win AI - Artificial Intelligence.

    2) Hook. Mostly for nostalgic reasons. I was 5 when it came out and it was much loved on VHS for many years. The score is also one of my favourites of course. Even today I can still have a good time with this film. Discovering it was not universally loved was truly a surprise!

    Kudos for running these giveaways!

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 7:26 AM   
     By:   jkannry   (Member)

    1.) like to win
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind 2CD Set
    ET The Extra-Terrestrial 2CD Set
    Jurassic Park/The Lost World 4CD Set

    I own AI.

    2.)Schindlers List as it combined Spielberg magic with a very important true story. Close second would be Raiders of the Lost Ark. It brought back the magic of movie making with a 1930's flair. Even got the hat.

    This is a very kind, thoughtful, and generous opportunity.

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 7:32 AM   
     By:   solium   (Member)

    Adam's Rudolph gif always makes me smile.

     Posted:   Dec 2, 2017 - 8:20 AM   
     By:   Tobias   (Member)

    1; I would like to win Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

    2; My favorite Spielberg film have to be Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The reason is simple, everyone says that a sequel is never equally as good as the first movie. Here we have a movie that in my opinion actually surpass not only the previous sequel BUT the first movie (Raiders Of the Lost Ark). How many directors out there can achieve such a remarkable thing. Yes people argue that Godfather Part 2 is the best sequel out there but no one talks about the next best sequel. In my mind this is it.

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