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

Home > Film: Flamingo Road > Theme: Lane > Variant: Ominous > Instance: 1:21:22

Theme name: Lane
Variant name: Ominous
Start time: 1:21:22
End time: 1:21:31
Total duration: 0:00:09
Page #: 98
Measure #: 4
Scene: Reel 9 Part 2
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 69
Instrumentation: special group

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Description: We hear a dark pedal tone as we see a mysterious hand pressing the doorbell, which creates a recurring buzzing sound; a quick statement of Lane's theme is heard as we see her emerging at the top of the staircase; celli, basses and piano play the drone while piano, harp, and vibraphone play the melody mysteriously
On-screen: A hand rings the doorbell
Music annotations: [m. 4] mf; [m. 5] mf
Film annotations: [m. 4] Hand; [m. 5] Comes down
Orchestration annotations: [m. 4] gong / celli / basses / piano; [m. 5] piano harp vibra soli (let them ring)
Analysis: The motive is in Gb major over a dissonant Fb pedal

advance plot | leading lady | mysterious | ominous | pausing | pedal tone | ringing | room