Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Music by John Williams
Born on the Fourth of July | USA | 1989 | 35mm | 144 min. Director: Oliver Stone
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Cast: Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick, Willem Dafoe Vietnam veteran Stone’s second movie to deal directly with the war is an adaptation of the autobiography of Ron Kovic. A gung-ho marine who was wounded and paralyzed during his second tour of duty, Kovic returned to the U.S. and became a leading anti-war activist. Born on the Fourth of July is solidly anchored by a powerhouse Cruise performance as Kovic and John Williams’ mournful Americana score, featuring trumpet soloist Tim Morrison.