In the original script to "Nothing in Los Angeles," I had written many scenes where the character Quinn would be in a situation surrounded by his thoughts. I wanted to use the common voice-over technique to try to go deeper and tell the audience what he was feeling on a more unconscious level. Our assistant director, Rob Herring, would read the voice-over aloud on set while I was pretending to be thinking. In the editing room, we discovered it was way more effective if we inserted music in those moments instead of a voice-over. The scene on the left is an example of how Quinn realizes Ann may be too old for her but how much he still loves her. It works much better with the music in it. The song is entitled "Sentimental in Los Angeles." It was written years before the script. It got rejected from a movie I applied to. I guess the song didn't fit what they were going for but luckily I got to use it here.
To the right you can see the original script with the highlighted voice-over taken out of the film and replaced with music.