I have a habit of falling for movie (and TV) soundtracks. Not the whole schmere, just some parts that other people seem to hardly notice. I give you a few examples that flip my bic:
1. In the soundtrack of “Groundhog Day” there are two bits by George Fenton. One happens when Bill Murray is telling Andie MacDowell facts about her past no one else would know: “you like boats, but not the ocean ……” The little thematic background is heartbreakingly beautiful to me. Another Fenton bit in the same movie is during the carving of the ice sculpture of MacDowell. I’ve been sorely tempted to sit down and transcribe them, but haven’t yet. I like Fenton.
2. During the film, “Enchanted April” there is a scene where Michael Kitchen “plays” a Richard Rodney Bennett piece from a upper room window in the Italian castle (a wonderful character in the movie actually). This little melody still haunts me from time to time and when it strikes me I have to sit down at a piano and play it out. My family thinks I’m nuts on this one, I think.
3. During Kenneth Branagh’s film of “Much Ado About Nothing” (one of my favorites from the Bard – it has a number of magnificent lines), there are several very sweet bits as well as some really stirring ones from Patrick Doyle, that I have to avoid or I play them over and over and drive anyone in the house nuts.
4. A Richard Addinsell composition in his soundtrack for an old Brit war film (something “Squadron”). The piece is none other than the “Warsaw Concerto.” A breathtakingly beautiful thing of sheer wonder that seems impossible to play in full piano mode (the original score is easier I think). My #3 son, who is a very talented pianist, took up the challenge to learn the thing, after I offered him a nice round sum to do it, but gave up after a week. This one doesn’t really fit the original thesis, but I love it anyhow.
5. Some of the instrumental backups to the Church scripture CD’s. There are a few really moving sections (for me).
Anyone else out there have this weird obsession? Or maybe you just have a favorite movie song. Come on, Spill!
 I’m a broken down rock and roller. Played in a few no-account bands. I did have some formal training, but I can’t claim that it had any lasting effect.