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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Dust Be My Destiny
Variant name: Brave
Start time: 1:10:38
End time: 1:10:46
Total duration: 0:00:08
Page #: 161
Measure #: 9
Scene: Reel 8 Part 4
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 126
Marking: Ferroce
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Trumpets play Joe's motif boldly over the action as he bravely attacks
On-screen: Joe jumps onto the car
Music annotations: [m. 9] ferroce / ff; [m. 10] ff; [m. 11] collossssal / sffz / Adolf! from this page on - LOUD and screwy
Film annotations: [m. 9] Grabs wheel; [m. 10] Mabel at window; [m. 11] Joe fighting; [m. 12] Mike fighting
Orchestration annotations: [m. 9] tremolo continues (flts shake) / W.W. piano / celli horns etc; [m. 10] 2 trpts muted; [m. 11] timp trbs horns trpts etc
Analysis: The chromatic up-and-down triplet pattern might represent the motor of the car here; parallel chromatic whole-tone chords escalate the tension at the end
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action scene | augmented triad | car | chromatic parallelism | dramatic | fighting | gangster | hero | leading man | newspaper editor | street | whole-tone chord

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