When I first saw Nebraska in Cannes I heard Mark Orton‘s folksy, laid-back, quietly moving score, but for whatever reason it didn’t stick to my soul. Then I saw Alexander Payne‘s film a second time on the Paramount lot and wham, it stuck. What got me was the main theme, which is called “Their Pie” (and which is contained in two tracks on the Nebraska soundtrack album, which streets on 11.19). Here’s the opener and the closer. Somehow the music expresses what the film is about better than the film. (Or just as eloquently.) I hear it and somehow Bruce Dern‘s performances and the black-and-white photography and the pickup-truck sequence at the end….it all comes together. You can’t listen to this track and not go “okay, right…I get it.”