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Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)


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Instance
Gesture name: Roulette
Start time: 0:07:01
End time: 0:07:05
Total duration: 0:00:04
Page #: 14
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel I Part 4
Key: unstable
Meter: 2/2
Tempo (bpm): 132
Marking: Allegretto
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Spinning music as the roulette wheel spins around
On-screen: Roulette wheel spins
Music annotations: [m. 1] [half note] = 130 / ff / tr / (strong rythm) / pizz?; [m. 3] Hugo! please call me on this!!
Film annotations: [m. 1] Start watch / Tempo track / (Roulette wheel spins)
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] all W.W. and str / add piano + celeste / violas + bassoons?? / horns all / brass, harps etc (no drs); [m. 4] T.C.
Analysis: A six-note chromatic scalar gesture is transposed down from Bb to A to Ab to G to F#, and then back up by half steps to Bb, suggesting circularity
Tags

club | double exposure | establish character | frantic | gambling | gangster | leading man | mickey-mousing | montage | parallelism | pedal tone | sequence | spinning

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