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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Waiting
Start time: 0:31:24
End time: 0:31:40
Total duration: 0:00:16
Page #: 60A
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 5A
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 66
Marking: Modto Mysterioso
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds
Solo Instrument: flute



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Description
Description: Brief musical cue with a solo flute (playing a repeated half-step gesture) as Howard waits for Leslie
On-screen: Howard waits for Leslie
Music annotations: [m. 1] mp; [m. 3] acell
Film annotations: [m. 1] Cue: XXX / The lawyer alone - waiting in jail; [m. 3] She enters
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] fl + vibraph soli / violas / celli / W.W. / 1 harp / basses
Analysis: Harmonically unstable, ending with a whole-tone chord
Tags

advance plot | lawyer | pacing | prison | tense | waiting | whole-tone chord

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