I grew up with a fascination for soundtracks. I liked them before I was even 10, with Star Wars coming out when I was 7. I just did not know at the time, I was listening to the music critically. That is, I was listening to hear all the parts and trying to figure out how it all worked. By the time the Empire Strikes Back came out, I was a full fledged Soundtrack junkie. I ended up playing trumpet in junior high and high school. I started to learn to play keyboards when I was in my 20’s.
It is almost 40 years later and I am still fascinated by film scores. My favorite composers are Hans Zimmer, John Williams, and some Ennio Morricone. There are just some amazing soundtracks out there.