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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Tense)
Start time: 0:12:42
End time: 0:13:14
Total duration: 0:00:32
Page #: 23
Measure #: 4
Scene: Reel 2 Part 1
Key: WT2 - WT1
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 76
Marking: Tranquillo
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Tense underscoring (with solo oboe playing a recurring F-Eb-G motive) as Leslie recounts the events prior to the killing
On-screen: Leslie gets up
Music annotations: [m. 10] poco accell.
Film annotations: [m. 5] and stood in front; [m. 6] He rose / "A rose by any other name!" R. + Juliet poison
Orchestration annotations: [m. 5] E.H. solo / 2 clar soli / 2 bassoons soli; [m. 6] harp (no break); [m. 7] add alto flute
Analysis: Isolated gestures supported by whole-tone sonorities
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