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Each Dawn I Die (1939)


Home > Film: Each Dawn I Die > Gesture: Clock ticking > Instance: 1:03:50


Instance
Gesture name: Clock ticking
Start time: 1:03:50
End time: 1:03:56
Total duration: 0:00:16
Page #: 25
Measure #: 8
Scene: Reel 8 Part 2
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 112
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: A "ticking" theme in the score leads directly to the ticking of a clock that Frank watches as he awaits his appointment with the parole board; in the film, Steiner's music fades out much earlier than in his sketch
On-screen: Prisoners waiting
Music annotations: [m. 8] sfz / dim; [m. 11] sfz; [m. 12] dim; [m. 14] Repeat until stopped / ppp / morendo into clock ticking
Film annotations: [m. 8] Parole board (clock); [m. 9] Door closes; [m. 11] 2 men full in; [m. 17] Out / Into Dialogue
Orchestration annotations: [m. 8] str / harps / cel / piano; [m. 9] str + W.W., etc takeover / horns; [m. 14] oboe
Analysis: While the upper voices oscillate between A and G, the lower voices supply the harmonies A/G, F#7, a7, and EbM7
Tags

anxious | clock | leading man | mickey-mousing | montage | montage | polychord | prisoner | ticking | waiting

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