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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Dramatic)
Start time: 1:15:45
End time: 1:16:14
Total duration: 0:00:29
Page #: 124E
Measure #: 24
Scene: Reel 9 Part 2
Key: unstable
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 112
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Dramatic underscoring moving to a loud dissonant chord
On-screen: Robert asks to see the letter
Music annotations: [m. 24] mf / in one / a tempo / (Hugo! Sombre colors); [m. 25] sf; [m. 26] p subito; [m. 27] rall; [m. 28] simile / mf / a tempo; [m. 31] rall; [m. 32] a tempo / tr; [m. 36] f
Film annotations: [m. 24] Who has the letter?; [m. 27] Have you got it? / Yes!; [m. 32] I'm going to pay; [m. 36] At least - / Silence / Let him see it!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 24] str etc. / horns / violas; [m. 25] timp; [m 26] 2 flts + vibraph; [m. 28] bassons / b cl; [m. 31] 2 harps / celes; [m. 32] W.W. / strings / horns etc. / also pianos / add trbs; [m. 36] 2 muted horns / (1 fl)
Analysis: Chromatic music leading to a dissonant octachord (0134679T)
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arguing | augmented triad | conflict | diminished 7th chord | dramatic | home | husband | lawyer | leading lady | letter | pc set | sequence | tense | underscoring

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