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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Robert and Leslie
Start time: 0:15:28
End time: 0:15:53
Total duration: 0:00:25
Page #: 33
Measure #: 53
Scene: Reel 2 Part 1
Key: C
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 69
Marking: Modto
Instrumentation: strings



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Description
Description: New idea full of sigh-like gestures as Robert comforts Leslie, who expresses grief about the murder; a lyrical descending gesture suggests that there is still some tenderness in their relationship; this is the only "love theme" of the film, and it is laced with regret
On-screen: Robert comforts Leslie
Music annotations: [m. 54] expressivo / dolce; [m. 57] Read cue-shit!!; [m. 58] pp; [m. 59] MOE-REN-DOE!
Film annotations: [m. 53] They start out; [m. 54] They exit; [m. 55] Oh, Robert what have I done!; [m. 59] This connects to Reel 3
Orchestration annotations: [m. 54] celeste + pianos / viola / harp / str / celli; [m. 55] 1 horn / fl / violn
Analysis: Appoggiaturas and suspensions over a pedal tone C
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advance plot | appoggiatura | comforting | crying | gentle | home | leading lady | love theme | murder | pedal tone | sigh gesture | suspension

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