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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Charlie
Start time: 0:10:58
End time: 0:11:35
Total duration: 0:00:37
Page #: 13
Measure #: 26
Scene: Reel 2 Part 1
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 66
Instrumentation: brass



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Description
Description: Dark theme for Charlie, portraying his character ("I'm a bad guy"); hiccup-like rhythms give us a clue to his drunkenness
On-screen: Charlie talks to inmates
Music annotations: [m. 26] sfz / molto rit / Music could stop here if I had my way!; [m. 27] mf; [m. 28] mysterioso / mp; [m. 29] slowly / poco marcato / screwy / mp; [m. 31] morendo; [m. 32] legato; [m. 34] mp / ten / a little faster; [m. 34] Comedy - against underlying menace - collossal!!; [m. 35] f; [m. 36] mf / not too heavy
Film annotations: [m. 26] They stop / Allright, Charlie!; [m. 27] Charlie appears; [m. 28] Before you go to work; [m. 29] I’m a nice guy - a bad guy; [m. 30] He’s nuts / He can have both
Orchestration annotations: [m. 26] 2 horns remain; [m. 27] 3 trbs / timp roll; [m. 28] horns; [m. 29] W.W. / celli / basses / violas; [m. 31] timp roll
Analysis: There are polytonal clashes in the theme, with parallelism in the upper voices
Tags

conversing | dark | drunk | establish character | leading man | polychord | prison | prisoner | warden

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