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Crime School (1938)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Dramatic)
Start time: 0:29:09
End time: 0:29:18
Total duration: 0:00:09
Page #: 31
Measure #: 38
Scene: Reel 3 (Part 5)
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 160
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: The music gets more and more intense and dissonant as Frankie decides to make his escape, running for the fence; there is a quick harp gliss as the boys open the window; dissonant brass accents (minor seconds) in the manner of a battle call
On-screen: Frankie hides then runs
Music annotations: [m. 39] f / ff; [m. 43] 8va
Film annotations: [m. 38] Kids looking; [m. 39] Slide up window; [m. 40] Up / Come on (yells); [m. 41] F. running; [m. 42] Yells; [m. 43] F. nearing fence / Jump
Orchestration annotations: [m. 39] trpt (muted) / gliss - piano, 2 harps, xylophone; [m. 40] str?; [m. 41] str continues / horns? and 2 other trpts? / bass, trbs, etc; [m. 43] harps gliss
Analysis: Chromatically ascending sequences featuring parallel diminished seventh chords
Tags

barbed wire fence | battle call | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | diminished 7th chord | dramatic | escape | escaping | gang | hiding | jumping | mickey-mousing | reformatory | running | teenager | tense

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