Rick Robinson, who is trying to educate me in film music, suggested this topic. And although looking through my archives, I've touched on it, I never asked it outright.
How much do you notice the music in movies? For me, I notice the music if I am familiar with it. Other than that, not so much. On NPR they play the Oscar-nominated film music each year, and I can swear usually I've never heard the music before even when I've seen the movie--which I usually have. Is it possible that only so many of a sense can be engaged at once for some people and my movie watching is given over to hearing words and not music. Only something already familiar strikes a chord, so to say.
Does anyone else out there have these aural deficits or is it just me?