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We Are Not Alone (1939)


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Instance
Gesture name: Boy runs downstairs
Start time: 0:03:07
End time: 0:03:13
Total duration: 0:00:06
Page #: 9
Measure #: 44
Scene: Reel 1 Part 2
Key: D - F# - unstable
Meter: 6/8
Tempo (bpm): 76
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Light, bell-like music for a child running down the stairs; playful and gentle, with rapid downward gestures; the music slows slightly as he nears the bottom of the staircase
On-screen: Gerald runs down the stairs
Music annotations: [m. 44] 8va higher / loco / (not heavy - molto 'KRATZ'ioso) (this is not fast) / mf; [m. 45] loco; [m. 4] quasi sostenuto
Film annotations: [m. 44] Tempo track (16 fr.) / Gerald coming
Orchestration annotations: [m. 44] celeste, piano, W.W., [illegible], str / viol tr / harp; [m. 46] 2nd harp; [m. 47] 1st harp arp down
Analysis: Moving through the keys of D and F# without cadencing, the cue becomes more dissonant (with linear chromatic harmonies) as Gerald's mother stops him from running
Tags

9th chord | altered dominant | antagonist | boy | child | chromatic mediant | down | downstairs | establish character | foreign key modulation | gentle | home | mickey-mousing | mother | pedal tone | playful | running

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