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Each Dawn I Die (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Montage
Start time: 0:22:54
End time: 0:23:12
Total duration: 0:00:18
Page #: 17
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 3 Part 2
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 84
Marking: Modto
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Gestures of growing intensity as time passes in the hole; dramatic climax as hours change to days and weeks; wailing strings and dramatic reaching gestures; accents in the music correlate with the words "Hours," "Days," and "Weeks" displayed on-screen
On-screen: Montage showing the passing of time
Music annotations: [m. 1] Tempo Track / legato / 14 1/2 fr. 99 M.M. / legato / mp / tutti; [m. 5] (all who can play it)
Film annotations: [m. 1] Stacey's hands / 6 o clock / Sunset; [m. 2] Clock out; [m. 4] 5:50 / Dissolve; [m. 5] Zoom; [m. 6] Hours / Days; [m. 7] Weeks / Hcuffs pound; [m. 8] Out / In to machinery noise
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] str + W.W.; [m. 2] gong / timp; [m. 5] piano / harps; [m. 6] gliss / T.C.; [m. 7] T.C.; [m. 8] gong / timp
Analysis: Dissonant brass harmonies, sometimes moving in parallel chromatic motion, often using whole-tone (or near-whole tone) sonorities; the music is metrically unstable, alternating between 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4
Tags

chromatic parallelism | clock | dramatic | linear chromaticism | mickey-mousing | montage | montage | prison | prisoner | tense | waiting | whole-tone chord

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