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Crime School (1938)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Gentle)
Start time: 0:49:47
End time: 0:50:45
Total duration: 0:00:58
Page #: 55
Measure #: 49
Scene: Reel VI Part I
Key: E
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 92
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Underscoring is more peaceful and comforting (light strings, major mode), representing home; as Mark leaves, the underscoring becomes a bit more tense, with a dissonant stinger when Spike talks about distrusting the cops
On-screen: Mark talks about making this room their home
Music annotations: [m. 51] lightly; [m. 54] delicato; [m. 56] p; [m. 59] tutti / sf; [m. 62] expressivo; [m. 63] mysterioso / sf-p; [m. 64] sf
Film annotations: [m. 49] But it's your room; [m. 51] I don't think those new beds; [m. 53] I'll tell Mr Cooper; [m. 55] Oh - very nice; [m. 59] Door closes; [m. 61] Maybe we'd better / You know; [m. 62] B. is O.K.; [m. 63] Any time a copper; [m. 64] Listen you guys; [m. 66] Boys look
Orchestration annotations: [m. 49] str + harp; [m. 50] viol; [m. 51] viol + celeste; [m. 52] viol + W.W.; [m. 54] fl, clar, celeste; [m. 59] celli and timp roll; [m. 62] str / harp; [m. 63] horns + trpt (mutes) (flutter); [m. 64] (str + W.W.)
Analysis: The final cadence is interrupted by a dissonant whole-tone chord
Tags

comedy | deceptive resolution | gang | gentle | hero | leading man | leaving | pedal tone | reformatory | teasing | teenager | underscoring | whole-tone chord

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