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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)


Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Underscoring (Lyrical) > Instance: 1:02:52


Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Lyrical)
Start time: 1:02:52
End time: 1:03:02
Total duration: 0:00:10
Page #: 42
Measure #: 21
Scene: Reel 8 Part 2
Key: Ab
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 120
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds



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Description
Description: Lyrical underscoring as the truth is revealed
On-screen: Laura reveals that Joan is adopted
Film annotations: [m. 22] "If you won't tell her, that she is adopted"; [m. 23] "LAURA" / "ADOPTED"
Orchestration annotations: [m. 21] violas / harp; [m. 22] celli; [m. 23] harp
Analysis: Features a Iadd6 chord and a borrowed ii half-diminished 7th over a dominant pedal
Tags

conflict | daughter | deflecting | hesitating | leading man | love interest | mode mixture | peaceful | pedal tone | room | surprise | wife

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