The Curious Music of Benjami : Daydreaming The Curious Music of Benjamin Button
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Day to Day host Alex Cohen and I had the same sensation while driving out to interview film composer Alexandre Desplat.

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Nihar Patel

We were listening to his score for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and the spare, melacholy music was soothing our traffic-addled brains.

I love driving to movie music; you get to pretend that your own life is somehow worthy of cinematic grandeur. Maybe you're driving to meet a lost love who you met a decade ago on a platform at the Gare d'Nord in Paris (instead of picking up dry-cleaning). It's the little ways we daydream to deal with the insanity. Woah, watch out for that jogger!

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