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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Dust Be My Destiny
Variant name: Injustice
Start time: 0:02:29
End time: 0:02:52
Total duration: 0:00:23
Page #: 7
Measure #: 38
Scene: Reel 2 Part 1
Key: e
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 90
Marking: Agitato (risoluto)
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Agitated underscoring as Joe's passions run high, talking about the injustice of being sent to prison just for trying to help someone; based on motive X from the main theme
On-screen: Joe reacts to the warden
Music annotations: [m. 38] He bawls him out in a loud voice! / mf; [m. 40] sfz / sfz; [m. 43] arpeggio; [m. 45] f / rall
Film annotations: [m. 38] You’re sorry??; [m. 42] I should have kept my nose out; [m. 46] Dissolve into rain
Orchestration annotations: [m. 38] str + W.W. (fairly full) / horn / sfz (harp) / viol; [m. 39] harp / W.W.; [m. 40] str sostenuto; [m. 42] violins / timp roll; [m. 44] almost tutti; [m. 45] tutti / timp
Analysis: Motive X is extended here with a pitch before and a pitch afterwards (also diminuted), communicating that Joe is agitated; also features linear chromaticism (parallel half-diminished and 64 chords)
Tags

9th chord | 64 chord | agitated | chromatic parallelism | conversing | dramatic | establish character | injustice | leading man | prison | prisoner | warden

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