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

Home > Film: Flamingo Road > Theme: Lane > Variant: Descending the Staircase > Instance: 1:21:31

Theme name: Lane
Variant name: Descending the Staircase
Start time: 1:21:31
End time: 1:21:57
Total duration: 0:00:26
Page #: 98
Measure #: 6
Scene: Reel 9 Part 2
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 88
Marking: Modto - misterioso
Instrumentation: strings, orchestra

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Description: As Lane comes down the stairs, a variant of her theme is heard in a descending sequential pattern (played by pizzicato strings), closely following her motion down the staircase, stopping and starting when she does; the cue ends with a low stinger when she opens the door to find Field there
On-screen: Lane descends the stairs
Music annotations: [m. 6] p / a tempo; [m. 8] poco rall; [m. 10] timidly; [m. 12] f / tutti
Film annotations: [m. 6] Walks; [m. 9] Stops; [m. 10] Walks; [m. 11] Stops; [m. 12] Field enters; [m. 13] Door shut
Orchestration annotations: [m. 6] strgs pizz piano celeste only; [m. 10] 2nd p; [m. 12] gong; [m. 13] let it ring
Analysis: Lane's motive is harmonized with parallel seventh chords of varying qualities

advance plot | delicate | descending | leading lady | leading man | love interest | mickey-mousing | mysterious | parallelism | room | walking