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Flamingo Road (1949) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]


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Instance
Start time: 0:49:50
End time: 0:50:04
Total duration: 0:00:14
Page #: 55
Measure #: 21
Scene: Reel 6 Part 1
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 88
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: As Dan drinks a whiskey sour, descending chromatic parallel harmonies suggest the liquor going slowly down the throat; the grumbling, gurgling sounds in the contrabassoon at the end of the cue suggest the sour liquor reaching the stomach; when Lane asks Dan "Better?" the music becomes more peaceful and consonant
On-screen: Dan drinks
Music annotations: [m. 21] mp / etc chromatic; [m. 23] loco / tremolo / chrom / f; [m. 24] Murray: Naturally - I'm playing this for "comedy!" / p / morendo
Film annotations: [m. 21] Throws cherry; [m. 24] Better
Orchestration annotations: [m. 21] 1st piano both hands and violins violas divisi (legato) / piano pedal / harp / basses pizz / contra b'ssn; [m. 23] strgs out / timp roll / s dr sticks / basses + 2nd piano / contra b; [m. 24] celli (dolce) / vibra / + harp / strgs
Analysis: The cue features (01268) and (01368) sonorities in descending chromatic motion, consisting of quintal chords combined with diminished or half-diminished 7ths
Tags

chromatic parallelism | comical | distressed | drinking | leading lady | leading man | love interest | lovers meet | mickey-mousing | politician | quintal chord | room

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