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Crime School (1938)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Mysterious)
Start time: 0:09:53
End time: 0:11:08
Total duration: 0:01:15
Page #: 10
Measure #: 41
Scene: Reel I (Part II)
Key: unstable - WT - unstable - C
Meter: 2/4
Tempo (bpm): 72
Marking: Mysterioso
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Quieter music with celeste, piano, harp, flutes, and soft strings; the character of the music changes as Sue talks to Frankie about his future
On-screen: Frankie sneaks in the house
Music annotations: [m. 41] lento / pp (subito); [m. 44] meno; [m. 47] pp; [m. 49] rall; [next Part m. 1] mysterioso / (lento); [m. 4] conduct in six / mp / a tempo / quasi dolce; [m. 5] rall / ten; [m. 6] con expressivo; [m. 7] tr / poco rall; [m. 8] p (subito) / meno; [m. 9] morendo; [m. 10] sf-p (subito) / tr; [m. 12] espressivo; [m. 13] poco accel
Film annotations: [m. 41] (Door opens); [m. 42] He sneaks in; [m. 44] Door closes; [m. 47] She turns on light; [m. 49] End of reel; [m. 1] Cue: XXX / Frank in bed; [m. 2] Sister opens door; [m. 3] Enters room; [m. 4] Frankie, do you know?; [m. 5] For the last hour! / She pulls clothes off; [m. 6] I'm sorry!; [m. 7] Don't say that; [m. 8] You've been out; [m. 9] Yea / Running around; [m. 10] Become of you? / A boy; [m. 12] Is that what mother + dad / Frank I'm doing
Orchestration annotations: [m. 42] pizz + celeste (harp?) / piano + pizz; [m. 44] harp; [m. 45] harp, cel, vibraph?; [m. 2] piano + celeste (soli); [m. 4] str; [m. 7] W.W. tr / harp (with g#) / harp (simile); [m. 8] celli + e. horn; [m. 10] celesta, flute; [m. 12] viol + celli
Analysis: The cue moves from unstable diminished sevenths to a passage in whole-tone and eventually gravitates towards the dominant in C major
Tags

concern | conversing | dissonant bass | establish character | heroine | leading lady | mysterious | pedal tone | room | sister | sneaking | sneaky | teenager | underscoring | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale

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