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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Gesture name: Joe runs and falls
Start time: 0:46:50
Page #: 106
Measure #: 30
Scene: Reel 6 Part 1
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 132
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Upwards chromatic gesture as Joe runs and a stinger as he falls to the ground (and we wonder if he has been shot)
On-screen: Joe runs and falls
Music annotations: [m. 30] molto cresc; [m. 31] thump; [m. 33] sfffz / f / pp
Film annotations: [m. 31] Joe falls
Orchestration annotations: [m. 31] str / W.W. / timp / T.C. / D.R.; [m. 33] timp
Analysis: Diminished 7th chords create tension
Tags

chromatic scale | create suspense | diminished 7th chord | dissonant bass | dramatic | falling | leading lady | leading man | mickey-mousing | police | runaway | running | stinger | street

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