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


Home > Film: Flamingo Road > Theme: Underscoring (Dramatic) > Instance: 1:31:15


Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Dramatic)
Start time: 1:31:15
End time: 1:31:25
Total duration: 0:00:10
Page #: 118
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 10 Part 5
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 132
Marking: Molto agitato
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Dramatic underscoring as Titus violently attacks Lane; dramatic gestures within this underscording catch various actions: Titus throws the phone at Lane, breaking the mirror behind her; she drops her gun and staggers from the blow; Titus picks up the gun and holds it on her
On-screen: Titus attacks Lane
Music annotations: [m. 1] sfz-pp / sfz-pp crescendo; [m. 2] f; [m. 3] tutti / sfz-p / gliss; [m. 4] f; [m. 5] f; [m. 6] ff; [m. 7] col / tutti
Film annotations: [m. 5] Gun drops
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] 2 oboes / 2 bssns / Novachord (screwy); [m. 2] clt / strgs / W.W.; [m. 3] brass muted / horns / t c (hand); [m. 4] strgs / W.W.; [m. 5] trbs etc; [m. 6] W.W. / strgs / with stick / horns / trpts etc col
Analysis: The cue begins with some dissonant linear chromaticism followed by parallel major triads and half-diminished sevenths; the cue ends with oscillation between two major sevenths with a sharp fifth
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attacking | breaking | chromatic parallelism | climax | club | dramatic | dropping | gun | leading lady | linear chromaticism | oscillation | sheriff | staggering | stinger | telephone | tense | throwing | underscoring

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