Used as the theme for Clint Eastwood's directorial debut (Play Misty for Me), this Erroll Garner classic is so beautiful on record that, in a very effective way, it provides an incredible diversion from the violence that is so very prevalent in the film. This almost perverse dichotomy actually mirrors Jessica Walter's Evelyn Draper character, who is indeed quite mad and violent. The song, of course, is more well-known from Johnny Mathis' classic reading, but the author's own instrumental version here is equally effective. Garner's use of moving octaves in a jazz format gives the song a near-modal feel, and combines jazz with pop romanticism perfectly. Available on the now rare original soundtrack, it is included on Warner Bros.'s fine 2001 Music for the Movies of Clint Eastwood, an excellent compilation of his greatest film themes.