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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)


Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Rule, Britannia! + La Marseillaise > Instance: 0:28:45


Instance
Theme names: Rule, Britannia! + La Marseillaise
Variant names: Rule, Britannia! (Headlines) + La Marseillaise (Headlines)
Start time: 0:28:45
End time: 0:28:48
Total duration: 0:00:03
Page #: 16
Measure #: 4
Scene: Reel 4 War Transition
Key: Bb + Eb
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 138
Instrumentation: brass, orchestra



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Description
Description: As part of a newspaper montage about World War I, a British patriotic song is heard when we see the headline "England Armed" on-screen
On-screen: Montage of newspaper headlines
Analysis: Over a C-G pedal, we hear a polytonal combination of tunes; "Rule Britannia!" is played in Bb major and "La Marseillaise" is played in Eb major
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direct modulation | headline | montage | newspaper | patriotic | patriotic tune | pedal tone | polytonality

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