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The Letter (1940)


Home > Film: The Letter > Theme: Underscoring (Tense) > Variant: Expressivo > Instance: 0:51:14


Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Tense)
Variant name: Expressivo
Start time: 0:51:14
End time: 0:51:41
Total duration: 0:00:27
Page #: 95
Measure #: 12
Scene: Reel 7 Part 1
Key: a - C - c#
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 69
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Tense underscoring as Howard realizes he will be committing a crime
On-screen: Leslie talks to Howard
Music annotations: [m. 12] a tempo / expressivo / mp; [m. 15] rall; [m. 17] mf; [m. 18] a tempo; [m. 20] dolce
Film annotations: [m. 12] I'm sorry Howard!; [m. 17] I'm jeopardizing; [m. 21] Forget what I said!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 12] violas; [m. 13] add 1 cello; [m. 14] add W.W. / 1 bassoon added / 2 celli; [m. 15] bsn. / b cl?; [m. 16] horns; [m. 17] horn / 4 celli + 4 violas / bassoon / trbs (felts) / bass
Analysis: Functional diatonic harmony, moving fluidly between keys and ending with a half cadence
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advance plot | altered dominant | dark | foreign key modulation | home | lawyer | leading lady | planning

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