|Elektra 9 61293-2||Composed and Conducted by John Williams|
|Format: CD||Produced by John Williams|
|Total Playing Time: 64:18|
|Date of Purchase: Feb 13, 1992||Director: Oliver Stone|
|Cat. No. SC41||Academy Award Nomination|
German Title: JFK - Tatort Dallas
1. Prologue *
Composer John Williams composed and conducted six musical sequences in full for JFK before he saw the entire film. Soon after recording this music, he traveled to New Orleans where Stone was still shooting the film and saw approximately an hour's worth of edited footage and some dailies. Williams remembers, "I thought his handling of Lee Harvey Oswald was particularly strong, and I understood some of the atmosphere of the film the sordid elements, the underside of New Orleans". Stone cut the film to Williams' music after the composer had scored and recorded musical cues in addition to the initial six he had done prior to seeing the film. For the Motorcade sequence, Williams described the score he composed as "strongly kinetic music, music of interlocking rhythmic disciplines". The composer remembered the moment he learned of the assassination of Kennedy and it stuck with him for years. This was a significant factor in his deciding to work on the film. Williams said, "This is a very resonant subject for people of my generation, and that's why I welcomed the opportunity to participate in this film".
Dyer, Richard (1992-01-19). "Hook, JFK are latest hits with the John Williams touch". Boston Globe: pp. A5.