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Mildred Pierce (1945) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]


Home > Film: Mildred Pierce > Theme: Hopes Crushed > Instance: 1:43:38


Instance
Theme name: Hopes Crushed
Start time: 1:43:38
End time: 1:43:57
Total duration: 0:00:19
Page #: 131
Measure #: 21
Scene: Reel 11 Part 3
Meter: 6/8
Tempo (bpm): 88
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Chromatic descending scale from highest to lowest register, representing Mildred's hopes being crushed; it also mimics the motion of her slowly putting down the phone receiver; melodically, descending tritones also communicate her sense of betrayal; the cue ends with a pedal tone
On-screen: Mildred realizes Monte has left her
Music annotations: [m. 21] a tempo / (sempre pp); [m. 25] rit / (G [natural sign]); [m. 27] molto cresc
Film annotations: [m. 21] C.U. Mildred; [m. 25] Hangs up; [m. 27] Picks up purse
Orchestration annotations: [m. 23] add trbs open ppp; [m. 25] horns
Tags

dark | heroine | leading lady | lost hope | mickey-mousing | realizing | room | tritone | turning point

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