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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Tense)
Start time: 0:06:21
End time: 0:06:41
Total duration: 0:00:20
Page #: 22
Measure #: 49
Scene: Reel 1 Part 4
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 84
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Tense underscoring as Robert enters the house
On-screen: Robert goes in the house
Music annotations: [m. 1] f / sf / sf; [m. 2] rit e dim / ten; [m 3] pp; [m. 4] slowly / mf / mp / pp
Film annotations: [m. 51] Leslie darling!; [m. 52] She walks out
Orchestration annotations: [m. 49] brass out / 4 horns / vibra / str + W.W. cont; [m. 50] 3 horns; [m. 51] 2 horns; [m. 52] 1 horn; [m. 53] (no horn)
Analysis: Features a diminished harmony over a chromatically-descending bass
Tags

arriving | chromatic scale | diminished 7th chord | home | husband | tense | transition | underscoring

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