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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

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Theme name: Dust Be My Destiny
Variant name: Newspaper Montage
Start time: 1:13:48
End time: 1:14:07
Total duration: 0:00:19
Page #: 172
Measure #: 1A
Scene: Reel 9
Key: unstable
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 112
Marking: Modto quasi maestoso
Instrumentation: orchestra

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Description: Mechanical whirling gestures (using bright xylophone) as we see the printing press operating and a montage of newspaper headlines; motives from the main theme appear over the dramatic music that ensues
On-screen: Newspaper montage about Joe
Music annotations: [m. 1A] modto quasi maestoso; [m. 2A] sfffz / sffz; [m. 4A] risoluto; [m. 5A] sfffz; [m. 7A] sfffz; [m. 8A] dim; [m. 9A] (keep basses going - into dialogue) / Adolf! the last 8 bars are a montage - loud and "nasty" please / the end "sombre and threatening" - the whole thing stinks!! I know! I am ausgespielt!!
Film annotations: [m. 1A] Printing press (montage); [m. 2A] Headline; [m. 5A] Headline; [m. 7A] Headline; [m. 9A] Dissolve to courtroom and dialogue
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] tutti / W.W. / add xylophone / horns / trbs / timp / tuba etc; [m. 2A] 3 trpts / 4 horns / timp / T.C.; [m. 4A] trpts / horns / trbs / basses celli / gong; [m. 5A] 4 horns / timp / T.C.; [m. 7A] trb etc / horns / trbs / muffled s dr / timp / gong / cymbal etc
Analysis: Oscillating repeating gestures quickly establish a machine motif; motives X and Y overlap, with the tail of Y acting as the beginning of X

courthouse | exciting | headlines | montage | montage | newspaper | printing press | street