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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Dramatic)
Start time: 0:25:23
End time: 0:25:41
Total duration: 0:00:18
Page #: 42
Measure #: 13
Scene: Reel 3 Part 1
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 152
Marking: Appassionato
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Dramatic underscoring as Charlie grabs Mabel's arm and Joe gets up to confront him
On-screen: Charlie grabs Mabel's arm
Music annotations: [m. 13] sffz - p; [m. 15] appassionato / mf / sffz / legato; [m. 17] sfz / sfz; [m. 18] tremolo / mf; [m. 20] p (subito); [m. 21] ominous / poco a poco cresc; [m. 22] cresc
Film annotations: [m. 13] She falls; [m. 15] Joe jumps off wagon; [m. 17] Yes, yes I understand / Joe catches his arm; [m. 18] Pulls his arms down; [m. 19] If you’ll just give me a chance; [m. 20] Sure, sure; [m. 21] I’ll give you a chance
Orchestration annotations: [m. 15] viol cla / celli etc; [m. 17] 2 harp gliss / W.W. / str; [m. 18] celli horns (etc); [m. 20] timp pp / piano basses tuba etc;
Analysis: Mabel's fall is marked by a diminished 7th over a dissonant pedal; there is a rising diminished 7th arpeggiation as Joe rushes forward and a falling chromatic scale as things settle down
Tags

barn | chromatic scale | conflict | diminished 7th chord | dramatic | leading lady | leading man | underscoring | villain | warden

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