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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Start time: 0:34:56
End time: 0:35:11
Total duration: 0:00:15
Page #: 71
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 5 Part 1
Key: unstable
Meter: 12/8
Tempo (bpm): 116
Marking: Agitato (very dramatic)
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Dramatic fleeing music (called "Danger" in the cue sheet); descending melodic patterns accompany them going down the stairs; the tempo slows down to follow the pace of their footsteps; after a stinger (they see a cop), there is a pause as they stop in their tracks
On-screen: Joe and Mabel flee
Music annotations: [m. 1] cue: X X X / f / agitato (very dynamic) / gliss C major; [m. 3] meno; [m. 4] rall / enharmonic / sfz - p (subito) / gliss; [m. 5] rit
Film annotations: [m. 1] Kids run down; [m. 3] Kids slow down; [m. 4] Hide against wall
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] str / W.W. / tutti; [m. 4] str / W.W. / fl / cl / celeste / timp roll sfz - p (subito) / vibraph; [m. 5] timp [crescendo] mf [decrescendo]
Analysis: Chromatic descending scale, slowing as they slow down
Tags

alley | chromatic scale | danger | down | escape | fearful | fleeing | leading lady | leading man | linear chromaticism | mickey-mousing | police | runaway | running | street | suspenseful

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