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


Home > Film: Flamingo Road > Theme: Titus > Variant: Ostinato 3 > Instance: 1:31:25


Instance
Theme name: Titus
Variant name: Ostinato 3
Start time: 1:31:25
End time: 1:31:43
Total duration: 0:00:18
Page #: 119
Measure #: 8
Scene: Reel 10 Part 5
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 160
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Ostinato of the dark Titus motif as Titus holds Lane at gunpoint; In this variant, clashing instruments in the orchestra move in contrary motion, suggesting the struggle between Lane and Titus over the gun; the first gunshot is near the end of this cue
On-screen: Titus holds a gun on Lane
Music annotations: [m. 8] sfz-p / sfz; [m. 11] morendo; [m. 13] ff / gliss C major; [m. 14] ff; [m. 15] gliss; [m. 16] mf; [m. 17] ff / ff; [m. 18] 1/2 tone higher
Film annotations: [m. 8] I should have; [m. 14] Grabs gun
Orchestration annotations: [m. 8] strgs + Novachord / strgs / pianos / W.W.; [m. 10] trbs felts / basses / Novachord / pianos harps only; [m. 12] timp; [m. 14] t c mp / tutti (no trpts) / horns?; [m. 16] add horns / 2 trpts (open); [m. 17] trpts a 3 / horn / trbs
Analysis: The repeating ostinato rises from Cb to D to F; the extended motif also rises from Cb to Eb to Ab to A
Tags

climax | club | dramatic | fighting | gun | gunshot | leading lady | menacing | ostinato | self-borrowing | sequence | sheriff | struggling | tense | threatening

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