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The Breaking Point (1950)


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Instance
Theme name: Leona
Start time: 1:36:26
End time: 1:36:44
Total duration: 0:00:18
Page #: 8
Measure #: 33
Scene: Reel 10
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 76
Instrumentation: strings, orchestra



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Description
Description: A bluesy theme with a repeated descending gesture is heard as we see Leona, who is watching what is happening from the sidelines
On-screen: Leona watches
Music annotations: [m. 34] sfz; [m. 35] sfz / cresc; [m. 36] tragic / f; [m. 38] sfz / Dissonance purposely!
Film annotations: [m. 33] Do you know?; [m. 36] Ambulance
Orchestration annotations: [m. 37] add trpt muted
Analysis: Harmonized with 9th, 11th, and 13th chords; augmented sixths lead towards Eb, but this is followed by chromatically-sliding 13th chords
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9th chord | 11th chord | 13th chord | augmented sixth chord | child | chromatic parallelism | climax | crowd | crying | doctor | harbor | leading lady | leading man | sailor | somber | watching | wife

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