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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Gentle)
Start time: 0:51:06
End time: 0:51:39
Total duration: 0:00:33
Page #: 23
Measure #: 12
Scene: Reel 6 Part 2
Key: unstable - Bb - Db
Meter: 2/2
Tempo (bpm): 76
Marking: Faster
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds



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Description
Description: Gentle underscoring as Joan and Vergie talk about buying a fan for Joan's adopted mother
On-screen: Joan talks with Vergie
Music annotations: [m. 12] faster; [m. 14] rall; [m. 15] rit / glis; [m. 16] a tempo / mp; [m. 19] fast / mf; [m. 21] sfz
Film annotations: [m. 14] "Ladies don't carry fans like these, my dear!"; [m. 15] Only for a costume ball or something! / "I'm afraid it wouldn't do!"; [m. 16] It's the only thing she wanted; [m. 18] "Does it cost too much?" / How about an evening bag??; [m. 19] "I saw some at Hornby's" / I just got to have that fan etc; [m. 22] Please!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 12] str; [m. 15] violas; [m. 19] harp?; [m. 22] all violins
Analysis: Begins with a passage of parallel descending half-diminished sevenths; chromatic modulation (by means of a French sixth) to Db major
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9th chord | advance plot | altered dominant | augmented sixth chord | child | chromatic parallelism | conversing | daughter | foreign key modulation | gentle | half-diminished 7th chord | leading lady | mother | reunion | secret | shop | timid

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