Maybe it’s because of the Oscars, or Â because our local classical station has been playing listeners’ favorite soundtracks, but movie music has been on my mind a lot lately.
Grading has been on my mind too, alas. Â This past weekend, I was like the Wonder Woman of essay-grading, and the sad fact is that I’m still not done. Â Piles Â of papers await my attention, and more will be added to those piles this week. Â It’s enough to make one count the days until summer vacation.
And since it’s only March, darnit, I’m going to channel the spirit of vacation with a gorgeous two-and-a-half-minutes of movie music. Â This is “Les Vacances,” one of the themes from the 1962 movie “Jules and Jim.” Â Georges Delerue wrote the score, and it’s wonderfully evocative of carefree summer days. Â I was playing it on my computer just yesterday, in fact, when the boys suddenly trotted into the room, drawn by the tune. Â â€œIt sounds like an ice cream truck!” said my five-year-old.
So if you want a two-minute escape into a vacation frame of mind, take a listen above. Guaranteed to do you good.