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Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)


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Instance
Gesture name: Explosion
Start time: 0:07:16
End time: 0:07:21
Total duration: 0:00:05
Page #: 16
Measure #: 17
Scene: Reel I Part 4
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 132
Marking: Listesso
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Dramatic crescendo to an explosion
On-screen: Building explodes after car drives by
Music annotations: [m. 17] tutti / etc / Any help on the "dance tune" will be deeply appreciated (should sound "Dixie-landish!!"); [m. 18] 8va / glisses / sffz
Film annotations: [m. 17] Throw bomb; [m. 18] Explosion / Newspapers circle / Debris falls
Orchestration annotations: [m. 17] piccol / st + W.W. / harp gliss etc / brass + rest of orchestra; [m. 18] T.C., gong, timp
Analysis: A chromatic rising scale leads to a clashing polychord (eb over F7 over a Bb pedal)
Tags

bomb | chromatic scale | dissonant bass | dramatic | driving | establish character | explosion | gangster | mickey-mousing | montage | polychord | street | throwing

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