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The Letter (1940)


Home > Film: The Letter > Theme: Leslie > Variant: Tragic > Instance: 0:14:31


Instance
Theme name: Leslie
Variant name: Tragic
Start time: 0:14:31
End time: 0:15:10
Total duration: 0:00:39
Page #: 30
Measure #: 38
Scene: Reel 2 Part 1
Key: g - f
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 80
Marking: Slower
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Leslie's theme is played by full strings as the camera goes out the door and down the stairs to the scene of the crime
On-screen: The scene of the crime
Music annotations: [m. 38] tragic / Tosca! (The 'lover' died - idea!) / expressivo; [m. 39] big arpeggio (a la Ravel); [m. 41] simile
Film annotations: [m. 40] He staggered
Orchestration annotations: [m. 38] str divisi / soli W.W. / W.W. + pianos (celeste / violas + 2 horns / 4 celli + 2 horns / harp / trps / felt / timp
Analysis: Played twice in a descending M2 sequence; a rapid ascending gesture is added to the texture
Tags

advance plot | changing meter | composer reference | dramatic | home | leading lady | oscillation | point of view | recounting | sequence | sequential modulation | suspension | tense

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