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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Letter
Variant name: Frantic
Start time: 0:36:16
End time: 0:36:22
Total duration: 0:00:06
Page #: 68
Measure #: 43
Scene: Reel 5
Key: unstable
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 112
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Frantic statement of the Letter theme in the strings as Leslie admits that she wrote the letter
On-screen: Leslie admits to writing the letter
Music annotations: [m. 43] broader
Film annotations: [m. 43] I did write that letter
Orchestration annotations: [m. 43] 2 flts + oboe add / 4 viol + violas / W.W. / horn + E.H. / celli
Analysis: Tonally unstable with a chromatically descending bass line; there is a chromatic sequence in the accompaniment
Tags

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

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