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


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Instance
Theme name: Flamingo Road
Variant name: Andante
Start time: 1:24:05
End time: 1:24:41
Total duration: 0:00:36
Page #: 105
Measure #: 31
Scene: Reel 9 Part 3
Key: unstable to C
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 63
Marking: Misterioso
Instrumentation: strings, orchestra



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Description
Description: This cue begins dark but slowly becomes warmer, leading up to a warm, gentle statement of the Flamingo Road theme as Lane goes to get a drink for Field - this indicates that she is thinking of her relationship with Dan; the last note of the phrase is rudely interrupted by a gunshot (perfectly timed!)
On-screen: Lane goes to get a drink for Field
Music annotations: [m. 31] andante / mp; [m. 33] mf / dolce / open / short arpeggio / accell; [m. 34] p / rall; [m. 35] tenderly / pp / mp; [m. 38] senza sordini
Film annotations: [m. 31] Looks down; [m. 33] She stops; [m. 38] Shot
Orchestration annotations: [m. 31] flt + celeste / harp / 3 muted horns soli / cue in 3 violas / celli / 2 bssns pp / 2 basses divisi; [m. 33] violins / cell; [m. 34] celli / clts / horns / viols; [m. 35] 2 bssns / cue clt and harp; [m. 37] add 2nd clt
Analysis: The first sonority is quite dissonant (a C triad over a Db triad over an Eb pedal); a passage of parallel major triads leads to C major; this cue is interrupted right before resolving to the tonic
Tags

altered dominant | chromatic parallelism | dark | death scene | gentle | gunshot | hopeful | leading lady | leading man | love interest | mode mixture | room | self-borrowing | suicide | walking | warm

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