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Mildred Pierce (1945)


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Instance
Gesture name: Lamp falls
Start time: 0:10:03
Page #: 23
Measure #: 45
Scene: Reel 1 Part 4
Key: unstable
Meter: 2/4
Tempo (bpm): 140
Instrumentation: brass
Solo Instrument: harp



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Description
Description: Quick descending scale as the lamp falls, with a low drone as it hits the ground
On-screen: Wally knocks over a lamp
Music annotations: [m. 45] sfz / sfz / ff / gliss
Film annotations: [m. 45] Hits lamp; [m. 46] (Hits floor) / Body
Orchestration annotations: [m. 45] add trps muted (as before) / celli etc.; [m. 46] timp
Analysis: Uses a whole-tone chord cluster
Tags

action scene | body | dramatic | falling | friend | lamp | mickey-mousing | reveal | room | whole-tone chord

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