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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Glass Curtains
Start time: 1:02:21
End time: 1:02:40
Total duration: 0:00:19
Page #: 117
Measure #: 31
Scene: Reel 8 Part 2
Key: c / chromatic
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 56
Instrumentation: special group



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Description
Description: Glass curtain music continues as Mrs. Hammond and Leslie face off against each other; the mood is mysterious
On-screen: Leslie faces Mr. Hammond
Music annotations: [m. 31] mp; [m. 32] Bells etc. still going / mp; [m. 33] pp
Film annotations: [m. 33] Hands part; [m. 34] Throws letter on floor!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 33] Novachord
Analysis: Layered, polyrhythmic glass curtains effect
Tags

antagonist | Chinatown | Chinese | chromatic scale | conflict | confronting | curtain | glass | lawyer | layering | leading lady | mirroring | mysterious | ostinato | parallelism | pc set | polyrhythm | shop | staring | tense | tinkling | tone cluster | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

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