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Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]

Home > Film: Hell on Frisco Bay > Theme: Prison Gate > Instance: 0:01:25

Theme name: Prison Gate
Start time: 0:01:25
End time: 0:02:01
Total duration: 0:00:36
Page #: 6
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 1 Part 2
Meter: 4/4
Marking: Maestoso
Instrumentation: orchestra
Description: Ponderous and heavy theme is heard as the huge prison gate is opened and Steve exits
On-screen: Steve exits the prison gate
Music annotations: [m. 7] cresc
Film annotations: [m. 6] 1st gate; [m. 7] 2nd gate
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] (timp) / tpts (felts); [m. 2] horns; [m. 4] hns;
Analysis: The closing of the prison gates seems to be mickey-moused with the chords played by the winds and brass. This is also evident from the number of annotations that involve the gates.

conductor score | establish character | friend | gate | leading lady | leading man | leaving | prison | serious | walking