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

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Theme name: If I Could Be With You
Variant name: Ecstatic
Start time: 1:33:37
End time: 1:34:10
Total duration: 0:00:33
Page #: 127
Measure #: 55
Scene: Reel 10 Part 5
Key: F
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 76
Marking: Ecstatic
Instrumentation: orchestra

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Description: As the closing theme of the film, we hear the main love theme "If I Could Be With You"; this was previously associated with Field and Lane, because she wanted to be with him; but now that Field is dead and Lane realizes that she loves Dan, she wants to be with him (once she is freed from prison); midway through the theme, she looks back and Dan and he waves goodbye to her
On-screen: Lane walks away
Music annotations: [m. 55] arco / poco rall / cresc; [m. 59] Murray: rather "stringy" - to the end / cresc; [m. 61] ff / ff; [m. 62] f / ritenuto; [m. 63] long arpeggio / fine ["fine" is artistically drawn with the F in the shape of a bird eating a fish. Another fish is beneath asking "Where is Murray???", alluding to the fish being eaten by the bird is Murray]
Film annotations: [m. 62] The end
Orchestration annotations: [m. 55] violins / add W.W. / add basses; [m. 56] W.W. / strgs / horns / pianos / harp; [m. 62] horns etc / hand cymb; [m. 63] hand cymb
Analysis: Less chromatic and more tonally-centered than other variants, leading satisfactorily to a grand final cadence

added-note chord | altered dominant | artwork in score | chromatic parallelism | friend | husband | joyous | leading lady | leading man | leaving | prison | resolution | reuniting | romance | secondary dominant | The End | thematic transference | triumphant | wife