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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme names: Leslie + Deception
Variant names: Leslie (Rising) + Deception
Start time: 0:40:57
End time: 0:41:12
Total duration: 0:00:15
Page #: 81
Measure #: 38
Scene: Reel 5 Part 2
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 76
Marking: Agitato
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Tense variant of Leslie theme, building emotionally with a chromatic descending line representing deception
On-screen: Leslie talks to Howard
Music annotations: [m. 38] Come sopra Reel 2 Part 1 orig. key; [m. 40] pp subito / 1/2 tone higher; [m. 42] orig. key; [m. 43] rit; [m. 44] p subito
Film annotations: [m. 38] I know what you're thinking; [m. 40] I dont despise you!; [m. 44] I'll do what I can!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 38] cymbal with stick; [m. 44] fl / horn / vibraphone
Analysis: Parallel chromatic augmented triads in the accompaniment, combined with the ascending minor second sequences, create constant tension
Tags

advance plot | angry | augmented triad | chromatic parallelism | combination of themes | conversing | deception | hospital | lawyer | leading lady | letter | sequence | staring | tense

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