Previous | Next

56

The Letter (1940)


Home > Film: The Letter > Theme: Letter > Variant: Agitato > Instance: 0:36:08


Instance
Theme name: Letter
Variant name: Agitato
Start time: 0:36:08
End time: 0:36:16
Total duration: 0:00:08
Page #: 67
Measure #: 39
Scene: Reel 5
Key: unstable
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 112
Marking: Agitato (subito)
Instrumentation: orchestra
Solo Instrument: oboe



(click to enlarge)
Description
Description: Leslie changes her mind and a tense variant of the Letter theme surges forth, moving sequentially upwards (communicating tension and anxiety) instead of gradually moving down
On-screen: Leslie talks to Howard
Film annotations: [m. 39] Howard, wait a minute!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 39] 1 fl / 1 bassoon / violas / 2 celli / (1 horn) muted / (vibraph); [m. 41] add 1 fl + 2nd oboe / harp + 1 horn; [m. 42] 8 viol
Analysis: This tense variant is harmonized with dissonant [0147] sonorites
Tags

deception | lawyer | leading lady | letter | lying | pc set | pivotal scene | prison | sequence | tense

Media