REAR WINDOW (1954) ∽ LENNY, FRANZ & DER BINGLE ∽ EXTRACTED, PARTLY JAZZY SOUNDTRACK

The last article (written in a quasi-cooperation with Marc Myers’ JazzWax) inspired me to take the whole affair to the … rear, so to speak.

The same here:

No one else has this soundtrack ’cause it was never released.

It’s just too short, and it’s not a pure musical score, written exclusively for the film like in other Hollywood dramas, let’s say like the excellent music, composed by Erich Wolfgang Korngold for The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938).

The “soundtrack” to Hitch’s Rear Window (1954) is exactly that what you would have heard when you’d have been seated in the open window to an early 1950’s backyard; it’s like listening to half a dozen various radio broadcasts at the same time:

Jazz, pop & rock ‘n’ roll, schmaltz-drippin’ “Der Bingle”, a lonely composer hammering piano keys in despair, noisy children playing in the streets, traffic sounds, car horns, easy listening strings, a honeymooning couple and their sweet sounds of love, the happily Martha-whistling Mr. Thorwald after having successfully chopped up his sick wife, or the annoying little dog of thy neighbors.

Enjoy those 17+ minutes with sounds from the rear.

Swingingly yours truly,
Brew

P.S. — But don’t forget to order the splendid DVD with many extras (it’s definitely a bargain).

REAR WINDOW (1954) – VARIOUS COMPOSERS – EXTRACTED SOUNDTRACK

1 – Overture 2:00 Hollywood Big Band & Orchestra
2 – Miss Lonelyhearts (To See You Is To Love You) 2:02 Bing Crosby

Jimmy Stewart to Grace Kelly: “Miss Lonelyhearts. – Well, at least that’s something you’ll never have to worry about.”

3 – Lisa & Rear Window Noises 2:27 Hollywood Big Band & Orchestra
4 – Jazzy Interlude 0:54 Hollywood Big Band & Orchestra
5 – Miss Lonelyhearts (2) 3:19 Hollywood Big Band & Orchestra
6 – Lisa In Danger 2:27 Hollywood Big Band & Orchestra
7 – Lisa (complete) 1:45 Hollywood Big Band & Orchestra
8 – Rear Window (reprise) 0:39 Hollywood Big Band & Orchestra
9 – Lisa 2:14 David Carroll

As a bonus, my own version of Franz Waxman’s LISA — A FORGOTTEN SONG — RESURRECTED & RECONSTRUCTED BY BRUNO LEICHT

And here, as a 2nd bonus, you can watch what “Miss Lonelyhearts” heard on the radio:

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One Response to REAR WINDOW (1954) ∽ LENNY, FRANZ & DER BINGLE ∽ EXTRACTED, PARTLY JAZZY SOUNDTRACK

  1. buioomega says:

    Excellent post, Mr. Leicht. Your whole blog is a real treat.

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