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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Dust Be My Destiny
Variant name: Fight
Start time: 0:25:41
End time: 0:25:55
Total duration: 0:00:14
Page #: 43
Measure #: 23
Scene: Reel 3 Part 1
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 138
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Dramatic fighting music with mickey-mousing for Joe's first two punches
On-screen: Charlie and Joe fight
Music annotations: [m. 23] cresc / f; [m. 24] sffz / sfz; [m. 25] gliss; [m. 26] molto marcato / sfffz / ferroce / very dark bitte / sffz; [m. 30] arpeggio / [illegible ] added / anything you wish. I want to portray Garfield [illegible] again! Therefore the [illegible]; [m. 31] p - subito / no tremolo
Film annotations: [m. 24] Joe hits wall; [m. 25] He bounces back; [m. 26] He hits Charlie / Hits him again; [m. 27] Don’t do it! Joe!; [m. 30] Joe, stop!; [m. 31] Joe stands up
Orchestration annotations: [m 23] brass (hats) / tutti; [m. 24] T.C.; [m. 26] sul g / tutti / mostly trbs / horns; [m. 29] flutes; [m. 30] piano / harp; [m. 33] viol - violas / W.W. (pianos)
Analysis: Conflict created by scalar gestures in contrary motion (with whole-tone and octatonic scales in the rising upper voices, followed by diatonic falling scales); Joe's punches are mimicked with short, strong descending gestures (using motive X, displaying Joe's violent side); stuttering effects in the chromatic ascending scale that follows suggest breathlessness or excitement; ends on a diminished seventh with a b9 suspension
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42 chord | barn | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | chromatic wedge | conflict | dramatic | fighting | leading lady | leading man | linear chromaticism | mickey-mousing | octatonic scale | punching | villain | warden | whole-tone scale

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