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The Letter (1940)


Home > Film: The Letter > Theme: Leslie > Variant: The Story > Instance: 0:36:42


Instance
Theme name: Leslie
Variant name: The Story
Start time: 0:36:42
End time: 0:36:53
Total duration: 0:00:11
Page #: 70
Measure #: 58
Scene: Reel 5
Key: WT
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 80
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Leslie comes up with a new lie here and we hear the Leslie theme in its tense ascending "The Story" variant
On-screen: Leslie lies to Howard
Music annotations: [m. 58] dim / poco accel / pp; [m. 59] accel; [m. 60] simile; [m. 62] Come sopra Reel 2 Part 1, 1/2 tone lower; [m. 65] accel / fix! / arco
Film annotations: [m. 60] I'm so dreadfully stupid
Orchestration annotations: [m. 58] fl / oboe / vibraphone / violas / (2 horns) muted / 2 celli / 2 bassoons / 2 basses / gong / pianos; [m. 60] gong; [m. 62] 6 viol div + vibraphone / 4 violas / celli; [m. 65] piano also
Analysis: Harmonized with whole-tone chords on Eb and F; the oscillating voice rises from Bb-Db to B-D in this variant
Tags

changing meter | deception | lawyer | leading lady | letter | lying | oscillation | pivotal scene | prison | tense | whole-tone chord

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