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We're Only Human (1935) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]

Home > Film: We're Only Human > Theme: The Informer > Variant: Lying > Instance: 0:27:51

Theme name: The Informer
Variant name: Lying
Start time: 0:27:51
End time: 0:28:20
Total duration: 0:00:29
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Scene: no score available
Key: ab - a - OCT2 (B) - OCT2 (C#) - OCT3 (Eb)
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 144
Instrumentation: orchestra
Description: More of "The Informer" theme is heard as the police detectives sneak up on a criminal, featuring a tense rising sequence
On-screen: Danny prepares to advance
Analysis: This cue generates tension through an ascending chromatic sequence every two measures; the first two instances are harmonized by half-diminished sevenths; the next two feature parallel diminished sevenths; here the theme is altered to fit into an octatonic collection, with the "Scotch snap" leap in the theme changed into a tritone; at the end, the theme is fragmented into a series of falling gestures outlining a diminished 7th sonority (C A F# Eb)

action scene | bank | chromatic sequence | detective | diminished 7th chord | dissonant bass | gangster | half-diminished 7th chord | hiding | leading man | octatonic | preparing | sneaking | tense

(source melody may differ slightly from film)