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Crime School (1938)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Mysterious)
Start time: 1:12:35
End time: 1:13:05
Total duration: 0:00:30
Page #: 94
Measure #: 40
Scene: Reel 8 (Part 3)
Key: unstable
Meter: 2/4
Tempo (bpm): 138
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Mysterious underscoring that incorporates the "Peeking" gesture from the previous scene as they look around; there is also a pizzicato bass sneaking idea as they walk into the alley
On-screen: The boys walk through the city
Music annotations: [m. 40] sfz-pp subitoissimo; [m. 41] f / etc; [m. 44] sfz-p; [m. 46] gliss; [m. 51] mysterioso; [m. 55] pizz; [m. 63] pp; [m. 72] sf / (enharmonic)
Film annotations: [m. 40] Fade to walking / (Gang in front of apartment); [m. 44] What did I tell ya? / Dialogue; [m. 46] Yeah, thats a break!; [m. 50] Around the alley! / (They walk); [m. 51] Dialogue over; [m. 52] Dissolve to alley; [m. 55] They start sneaking; [m. 62] Squirt - / (Dialogue); [m. 66] The rest of you; [m. 71] Come on; [m. 72] Dialogue over / (Up fire escape); [m. 73] Up f. escape
Orchestration annotations: [m. 40] bass cl, bassoon, and 2 harps / ?piano?? / timp; [m. 43] oboe + cl (also vibraphone); [m. 44] horns + violas; [m. 47] oboe + bass etc; [m. 51] pizz harp + celli, viola; [m. 63] timp; [m. 69] harp + clar - etc
Analysis: A Db pedal tone establishes a tonal center that becomes c# minor
Tags

escape | gang | mysterious | pedal tone | plotting | sneaking | street | teenager | tense

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