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Men of America (1932)

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Theme name: Cimarron A
Borrowed from: Cimarron (1931)
Start time: 0:00:14
End time: 0:00:43
Total duration: 0:00:29
Page #: no score available
Measure #: no score available
Scene: no score available
Key: bb
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 96
Instrumentation: brass, orchestra

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Description: Steiner's main title for Cimarron (1931), with its "Indian" flavor, is lifted for the opening credits of this film
On-screen: Title of film and starring list
Analysis: This theme features a minor pentatonic melody with violent downward rhythmic gestures over a rough open-fifths "drum-beat" accompaniment

American Indian music | bold | establish setting | fanfare | menacing | minor pentatonic | open fifth | opening title sequence | self-borrowing | starring list | title of film | transcribed by ear