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They Made Me a Criminal (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Traveling
Start time: 0:22:25
End time: 0:22:47
Total duration: 0:00:22
Page #: 11
Measure #: 5
Scene: Reel 3 Part I
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 104
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Begins with a walking gesture, then traveling music in a montage showing maps and locations
On-screen: Johnnie becomes a fugitive
Music annotations: [m. 5] f / tutti / Hugo! Please read cue sheet!; [m. 6] legato / sfz; [m. 7] (very pronounced figuration); [m. 10] sfffz
Film annotations: [m. 5] Dissolve to street / G. walks; [m. 6] Dissolve to map (no walk) / Black line starts; [m. 7] Money + moving back ground; [m. 9] West Virginia; [m. 10] Dissolve / (Rooms 50 + 95 cents) / (Kentucky); [m. 11] Tennessee (money exchange); [m. 13] Moving B.G. Mississippi / Arkansas; [m. 14] Money exchange
Orchestration annotations: [m. 5] W.W. etc. / add violas; [m. 6] W.W. / viol divisi / gong; [m. 7] harp / violas, clar, harp (very pronounced figuration; [m. 10] gong / horns / trb?
Analysis: The traveling montage features unstable tonality, with a bass line that slowly climbs from B - C - D - Eb - E - F - F# - G - G#; altered dominants and 9th chords occur above this, followed by some chromatic parallelism, ending with a dissonant f#o7 over E
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9th chord | added-note chord | altered dominant | countryside | double exposure | dramatic | leading man | map | mickey-mousing | money | montage | montage | purchasing | street | traveling | walking

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