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They Made Me a Criminal (1939)


Home > Film: They Made Me a Criminal > Theme: The Fugitive > Variant: Ashamed > Instance: 1:03:55


Instance
Theme name: The Fugitive
Variant name: Ashamed
Start time: 1:03:55
End time: 1:05:13
Total duration: 0:01:18
Page #: 48
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 7 Part 3
Key: d - eb - gb - eb - d
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 76
Marking: Agitato
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Rolling timpani, over which the Fugitive theme emerges slowly and ominously, with horn accents; the theme is drawn out in a melancholy way (with sequential passages)
On-screen: Johnnie tells them he can't fight
Music annotations: [m. 1] cue: X X X / slow / mp; [m. 4] triste / mf / morendo; [m. 6] sul G / p; [m. 7] tranquillo; [m. 9] a tempo; [m. 11] morendo / sfz - pp subito; [m. 12] molto expressivo / a tempo / p / enharm.; [m. 13] rit; [m. 14] a tempo / pp
Film annotations: [m. 1] Look it - I'm sorry - I can't fight; [m. 2] C.U. group; [m. 3] Matter with my ticker!; [m. 6] Boys!; [m. 7] The boys walk out slowly; [m. 9] Come on! / He turns; [m. 11] Tommy exits / Well, what's the matter with everyone?; [m. 12] Listen, Peggy; [m. 13] Allright, so I'm yellow; [m. 14] He turns; [m. 15] Let it go at that
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] strings muted / celli + basses (piano (pedal down)); [m. 2] horns? / trb (hats); [m. 5] vibra / bassoon + harp; [m. 6] harp; [m. 11] harps; [m. 12] solo viola / violas + vibraph / harp; [m. 14] 4 violins
Analysis: This variant wanders through a series of minor keys (d - eb - gb - eb - d), with a descending harmonic sequence for the last two statements of the theme
Tags

9th chord | conflict | dark | foreign key modulation | harmonic sequence | leading lady | leading man | lying | room | somber | teenager

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