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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Gesture name: Joe fights cow
Start time: 0:13:56
End time: 0:14:07
Total duration: 0:00:11
Page #: 23
Measure #: 37
Scene: Reel 2 Part 2
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 120
Marking: Risoluto
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Clattering, noisy music accompanies the struggle between man and cow; we don't see what is happening, but can imagine based on the wincing of the other characters
On-screen: Joe fights cow (off-screen)
Music annotations: [m. 37] risoluto / tutti; [m. 38] This is supposedly a “comedy” bit (the more noise we make the better!!) / risoluto / allegro / etc; [m. 39] sffz / gliss; [m. 40] sffz / p subito
Film annotations: [m. 37] The cow; [m. 38] commotion starts; [m. 40] Joe on his can
Orchestration annotations: [m. 37] trb (hat) / cl / bassoons / add celli + basses / timp pp; [m. 38] W.W. 8va higher (if you want) / brass (horns) / timp in rythm; [m. 40] horn + cello / timp roll / T.C.
Analysis: This cue features parallel augmented triads and diminished 7ths, with contrary motion between the outer voices; there are also polyrhythmic conflicts
Tags

augmented triad | barn | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | comical | cow | diminished 7th chord | fighting | leading lady | leading man | lovers meet | mickey-mousing | prisoner

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