I post about ‘jazz and film’, because Academy Award will announce next week.
‘I want to Live’ was a 1958 film directed by Robert Wise.
The film earned Susan Hayward a Best Actress Oscar at the 31st Academy Awards.
The film score was composed,arranged and conducted by Johnny Mandel,
the picture also featured jazz themes by Gerry Mulligan’s Combo.
I was impressed in the last scene.
Her execution was drawn as if ‘freak show’.
In addition,Johnny Mandel said JazzWax interview[October 23, 2008]:
“Susan Hayward was a huge Gerry Mulligan fan.
Robert and Susan wanted to get him in the film.
That was my first movie score.”