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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Darktown Strutters' Ball > Instance: 0:40:06

Theme name: Darktown Strutters' Ball
Composer: Shelton Brooks
Start time: 0:40:06
End time: 0:42:29
Total duration: 0:02:23
Page #: NIS
Measure #: NIS
Scene: not in score
Key: C - F - C
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 168
Solo Instrument: piano

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Description: A ragtime tune (from 1917) is heard playing in the background in a bar scene
On-screen: Sadie and Mike in a bar
Analysis: The sections in C major are easily identifiable as "Darktown Strutters Ball"; the section in F major is original improvisation based on the theme

advance plot | business man | club | common-chord modulation | conversing | friend | love interest | plotting | ragtime | source music | upbeat