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Crime School (1938)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Dramatic)
Start time: 1:15:31
End time: 1:16:42
Total duration: 0:01:11
Page #: 106
Measure #: 20
Scene: Reel 8 (Part 4)
Key: unstable - f#
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 126
Marking: Agitato
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Agitated, dramatic underscoring as the boys fight; the pitch rises as the tension rises; there is a prolonged, low drone when the dialogue is important; the cue ends with a ringing phone
On-screen: Frankie fights Spike
Music annotations: [m. 20] (allegro) / lightly / sfz / pp / tr / George: sustain something as well - maybe figure in wood W - and str tremolo (or something like vibraphone and roll on cymbal?); [m. 22] tr; [m. 23] tr; [m. 24] sempre cre / etc / tr; [m. 25] tutti / etc; [m. 26] tutti / risoluto; [m. 28] etc as before; [m. 31] gliss; [m. 33] rall; [m. 34] sempre rall; [m. 35] rit / f; [m. 36] lunga; [m. 37] (screwy) / mp / animato; [m. 39] sf; [m. 42] dim
Film annotations: [m. 20] You lied to me - etc; [m. 21] You + Cooper / Make the break; [m. 22] No, Frankie - / Braydon was going to; [m. 25] Finish you before / He grabs Spike / They fall; [m. 26] Lemme go!; [m. 27] Lemme go! / Frankie dont! - ; [m. 32] B. pulls Frankie off; [m. 33] I'll kill him!; [m. 32] Frankie stands; [m. 35] Why did you do it? / He made you?; [m. 36] He found out / Around the corner; [m. 37] You get back in that car; [m. 38] Come on, Mugs! (they run out); [m. 39] Dissolve; [m. 41] He dials; [m. 42] End of Reel
Orchestration annotations: [m. 25] timp et / basses; [m. 29] brass etc; [m. 35] timp; [m. 36] timp + cl; [m. 37] piano, celeste, W.W.; [m. 41] timp
Analysis: Although tonally unstable throughout, the cue ends on a long C# pedal that suggests the dominant of F# minor
Tags

agitated | arguing | chromatic scale | conflict | dissonant bass | fighting | gang | hero | leading man | sequence | street | teenager | underscoring

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