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


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Instance
Theme name: Crime School
Start time: 0:00:08
End time: 0:00:18
Total duration: 0:00:10
Page #: 1
Measure #: 3
Scene: Main title
Key: C
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 84
Marking: Maestoso
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Dramatic theme played over the opening credits, taken from the opening theme to Crime School (1938)
On-screen: Starring list
Music annotations: [m. 3] ff; [m. 4] etc col; [m. 5] loco / a tempo / ff
Film annotations: [m. 5] Flamingo Road
Orchestration annotations: [m. 3] TC; [m. 5] T.C. / strgs / pianos / harps / W.W. / Murray: same orchestra (maybe 12 violins + saxes)
Analysis: This transitional theme is tonally unstable (with chromatic parallelism and tall chords over dissonant pedals) until it reaches the tonic in measure 5; the theme is shortened in Flamingo Road because the main title arrives sooner than in Crime School; measures 12 and 14-17 17 are omitted from the version in Crime School
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9th chord | dramatic | opening title sequence | parallelism | self-borrowing | starring list | tense

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