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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Murder
Start time: 0:18:36
End time: 0:18:55
Total duration: 0:00:19
Page #: 39
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 3 Part 2
Key: bb
Meter: 3/2
Tempo (bpm): 34
Marking: Adagio (mysterioso)
Instrumentation: orchestra
Solo Instrument: bassoon



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Description
Description: Dramatic entrance of a somber theme after Leslie is told the charge could be murder; they begin to eat in silence
On-screen: Leslie reacts to the mention of murder
Music annotations: [m. 1] A sort of 'death bell' effect! / pp / p ; [m. 3] rit; [m. 1 revised] Adagio / Come sopra from original Reel 3 Part 2 / Vito! Copy from parts!; [m. 3 revised] rit.
Film annotations: [m. 1] Cue: XXX; [m. 3] Dissolve; [m. 1 revised] Cue: XXX
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] mutes / 1 bassoon solo / 4 horns / add 2 pianos (pedal) / gong
Analysis: Oscillating pitches over a tense drone
Tags

advance plot | eating | home | leading lady | major 7th chord | murder | mysterious | oscillation | stinger | tense

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