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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

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Theme name: Dust Be My Destiny
Variant name: Injustice
Start time: 0:35:25
End time: 0:35:50
Total duration: 0:00:25
Page #: 72
Measure #: 11
Scene: Reel 5 Part 1
Key: e
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 84
Marking: Agitato
Instrumentation: orchestra

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Description: Dramatic music (taken from earlier in the film) as they decide what to do next
On-screen: Joe and Mabel talk in the alley
Music annotations: [m. 11] agitato / come sopra from main title / key O.K.; [m. 15] meno / expressivo
Film annotations: [m. 11] Are you out of your mind?; [m. 13] Everyone, when you tell them; [m. 15] Mabel, I’m a nobody; [m. 16] Oh, never mind
Analysis: Joe's fears and sense of injustice return from earlier in the film, so Steiner brings back the Injustice variant on the main theme; he feels trapped and tells Mabel that no one will believe him

9th chord | alley | chromatic parallelism | escape | fearful | leading lady | leading man | runaway | street