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Penguin Pool Murder (1932)

Home > Film: Penguin Pool Murder > Theme: Sea Creatures > Instance: 0:01:39

Theme name: Sea Creatures
Start time: 0:01:39
End time: 0:01:53
Total duration: 0:00:14
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Scene: no score available
Key: WT - e
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 76
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds

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Description: Tense tremolos are used for the swimming shark (to create a sense of danger), and a mysterious oscillating figure is used for the octopus
On-screen: A shark, an octopus, and a fish
Analysis: Parallel tritones are used for the octopus, within a whole-tone collection; the cue ends by moving towards but never quite resolving to E minor

establish setting | fish | mysterious | octopus | shark | swimming | tense | transcribed by ear | tritone | underwater | whole-tone