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The Letter (1940)


Home > Film: The Letter > Theme: Letter > Variant: Sarcastic > Instance: 0:22:41


Instance
Theme name: Letter
Variant name: Sarcastic
Start time: 0:22:41
End time: 0:22:56
Total duration: 0:00:15
Page #: 48
Measure #: 17
Scene: Reel 3 Part 3
Key: unstable
Meter: 6/8
Tempo (bpm): 52
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: The Letter theme is stated passionately by strings as Leslie and Howard leave the house; interrupted by a dramatic silence when Leslies sees the spot on the ground where Hammond's dead body was
On-screen: Leslie and Howard leave
Music annotations: [m. 17] 8va / a tempo; [m. 19] loco; [m. 20] rall; [m. 21] Kill it; [m. 22] lunga
Film annotations: [m. 17] She takes her hat; [m. 21] They walk / Kill it; [m. 22] She stops
Orchestration annotations: [m. 20] vibra / 2nd h / add celeste / W.W. + str
Analysis: Each rising scalar segment is harmonized with a repeating chromatic sequence; the cue ends with an E9 chord over a dissonant A pedal
Tags

advance plot | chromatic sequence | dissonant bass | home | lawyer | leading lady | leaving | mysterious | passionate | sequence

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