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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Dust Be My Destiny
Variant name: Wandering
Start time: 0:37:16
End time: 0:37:38
Total duration: 0:00:22
Page #: 81
Measure #: 32
Scene: Reel 5 Part 2
Key: C - unstable - f
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 152
Marking: Mysterioso
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Another statement of the main theme followed by a walking theme variant (mimicking their steps as they try to hitch a ride on a back country road); the tempo dwindles as they lose energy
On-screen: Joe and Mabel walk down the road
Music annotations: [m. 32] f; [m. 33] mysterioso / dim; [m. 34] p / mp; [m. 35] dim; [m. 36] rall / montage; [m. 37] slowly / auto horn (on track) / [arrow] important
Film annotations: [m. 32] Dinner 25 cents; [m. 33] No tramps allowed; [m. 34] Light globe / Kids walking; [m. 35] Hoboe's not welcome; [m. 36] Kids walking; [m. 38] They stop; [m. 39] How do you expect / She leans against tree
Orchestration annotations: [m. 32] timp roll / celli horns violas / harp; [m. 33] add vibraphone / harp; [m. 34] viol (sord) / celeste + flts; [m. 35] timp roll; [m. 37] harp / harp
Analysis: Heavy steps portrayed with low-voiced parallel diminished sevenths, oscillating between F# and F; the tonality is unstable, but seems to move towards f minor
Tags

car | car horn | diminished 7th chord | leading lady | leading man | montage | oscillation | runaway | street | tired | traveling scene | walking

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