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The Letter (1940)


Home > Film: The Letter > Theme: Leslie B > Variant: Screwyoso > Instance: 0:14:42


Instance
Theme name: Leslie B
Variant name: Screwyoso
Start time: 0:14:42
End time: 0:15:10
Total duration: 0:00:28
Page #: 31
Measure #: 42
Scene: Reel 2 Part 1
Key: Db - eb
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 80
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: The second part of Leslie's theme occurs as the camera zooms in on the spot where Mr. Hammond died (at the bottom of the stairs); has a thinner texture and a different ending than before, followed by a quiet timpani roll
On-screen: The bottom of the stairs
Music annotations: [m. 42] screwyoso; [m. 44] very slow / melodia / mp / pp / Footnote! I stink!!!; [m. 47] lunga
Film annotations: [m. 42] I don't remember; [m. 44] It was only then; [m. 46] Commissioner gets up; [m. 47] When I leave Leslie
Orchestration annotations: [m. 42] all str / basses + celli / piano / bassoons; [m. 44] viol divisi / 1 horn / celli / violns / clr soli / horns; [m. 46] timp only
Analysis: This variant modulates from Db to a half cadence in eb minor
Tags

advance plot | common-chord modulation | dramatic | emotional | home | leading lady | point of view | recounting | sequence

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