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Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Dark)
Start time: 0:56:27
End time: 0:57:04
Total duration: 0:00:37
Page #: 76
Measure #: 43
Scene: Reel 6 Part 2
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 54
Marking: Very slow
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds, special group
Solo Instrument: contrabassoon



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Description
Description: Solo contrabassoon creates "sneaking around in the dark" music as Dr. Einstein looks around in the darkness; sinister underscoring
On-screen: Einstein looks around in the dark
Music annotations: [m. 43] very slow / p; [m. 45] p / a little faster; [m. 46] p; [m. 47] ppp
Film annotations: [m. 43] Einstein with match; [m. 47] Blows out match
Orchestration annotations: [m. 45] 2 fl - 1 alto fl + celeste / also vibra; [m. 46] celeste + harp; [m. 47] vibraph / 4 violins (tremolo) ponticello + Novachord (8va higher)
Tags

advance plot | brother | crazy person | dark | darkness | descending | doctor | leading man | match | murderer | plotting | room | sneaking | underscoring

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