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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: Bluesy
Start time: 0:55:00
End time: 0:55:41
Total duration: 0:00:41
Page #: 66
Measure #: 10
Scene: Reel 6 Part 3
Key: D - E
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 80
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds



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Description
Description: A bluesy statement of the Flamingo Road theme as Dan talks with Lane; a deceptive arrival leads to a rising sequence building up to the climax of the scene (repeating the last part of the theme to extend it); this is the first time we have heard this theme since the opening title sequence; it represents success, which Lane is about to achieve with Dan
On-screen: Dan buys some cold drinks
Music annotations: [m. 10] mf / Murray: the grace notes only in the clarinets part; [m. 12] enharm; [m. 15] a temp; [m. 18] sol g; [m. 20] poco appassionato / molto exp / accell; [m. 23] accel; [m. 24] rall / mf
Orchestration annotations: [m. 10] violins and 2nd clt (hot) / strgs + piano; [m. 12] 2 clts + viol div; [m. 13] oboe + trpt (soft mute) / viol; [m. 14] clt solo; [m. 15] W.W. / piano; [m. 16] strgs also / viol + oboe; [m. 20] W.W. + piano??; [m. 23] pizz + piano (pedal) (or harp) / solo viol + celeste / vibra
Analysis: Motive z is repeated in an ascending sequence near the end, accompanied by parallel ninth chords that enable a modulation up by step to E major
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9th chord | altered dominant | bluesy | flirting | foreshadowing | leading lady | leading man | love interest | love scene | mode mixture | parallelism | politician | porch | self-borrowing

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