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Is My Face Red? (1932)

Home > Film: Is My Face Red? > Theme: Sidewalks of New York > Variant: Lights > Instance: 0:21:04

Theme name: Sidewalks of New York
Variant name: Lights
Start time: 0:21:04
End time: 0:21:09
Total duration: 0:00:05
Page #: no score available
Measure #: no score available
Scene: no score available
Key: D - unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 88
Instrumentation: orchestra

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Description: Variant on the first phrase of the song "East Side, West Side", now in continuous descending motion; the camera again pans across the New York City skyline
On-screen: New York City skyline
Analysis: The minor third interval of the melody becomes a series of minor thirds in a diminished seventh arpeggiation; combining this with another diminished seventh in the lower voice creates an octatonic collection

calm | diminished 7th chord | drinking | leading lady | leading man | New York | octatonic | popular music | setting | transcribed by ear | transition