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

Home > Film: Flamingo Road > Theme: Titus > Variant: Setup > Instance: 0:39:31

Theme name: Titus
Variant name: Setup
Borrowed from: Crime School (1938)
Start time: 0:39:31
End time: 0:39:46
Total duration: 0:00:15
Page #: 39
Measure #: 13
Scene: Reel 5 Part 1
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 126
Instrumentation: strings, brass

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Description: This dark variant of the Titus motif suggests danger; on-screen we see a car following Lane as she walks at night; the theme ends abruptly with a stinger as she bumps into a man on the street; followed by a tense pedal
On-screen: A car follows Lane
Music annotations: [m. 13] mp; [m. 15] crescendo; [m. 16] ticks out / sfz; [m. 18] sfz / g. p.
Film annotations: [m. 18] Does this
Orchestration annotations: [m. 13] add piano; [m. 16] horns / trbs / tuba / pianos
Analysis: This variant of the Titus motif features different intervallic patterns but the same general rhythm

conflict | dark | leading lady | police | self-borrowing | setup | street | walking