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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Robert and Leslie
Start time: 0:41:12
End time: 0:42:17
Total duration: 0:01:05
Page #: 83
Measure #: 45
Scene: Reel 5 Part 2
Key: Bb
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 60
Marking: Lento
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Howard's statement that he will "do what he can" to keep Robert out of the situation calms Leslie somewhat; the lyrical Robert and Leslie theme establishes calmer emotions as the scene dies away - almost cadencing several times, but evading complete resolution
On-screen: Howard says he will help Leslie
Music annotations: [m. 45] expressivo; [m. 46] triste / From Reel 3 Part 2 orig. key; [m. 48] in 6 / Hugo! Put the 1st horn part in the violas too! This time; [51] watch!; [m. 53] fix!; [m. 54] pp
Film annotations: [m. 45] For Robert!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 45] str; [m. 46] violin / celli; [m. 54] str mostly / viol + cel / vibrap / celli etc.
Analysis: Appoggiaturas and suspensions create a series of sigh-like gestures; begins with a III# chromatic mediant
Tags

advance plot | appoggiatura | calm | chromatic mediant | crying | deception | hospital | lawyer | leading lady | letter | love theme | sigh gesture | somber | suspension | tender

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