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The Informer (1935)

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Gesture name: Poster blowing 2
Start time: 0:03:26
Page #: 11
Measure #: 56
Scene: Reel 1
Key: chromatic
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 120
Instrumentation: strings

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Description: Rising 32nd note gesture as poster blows onto Gypo's leg, ending with a sustained chord heard on the celesta when the poster clings to his leg; this chord cuts off as soon as he shakes the poster free
On-screen: Torn poster blows down the street onto Gypo's leg again
Music annotations: [m. 56] pp / same effect as before
Film annotations: [m. 56] The paper again; [m. 58] Hits his leg and sticks there; He shakes it off
Orchestration annotations: [m. 58] celeste
Analysis: Parallel diminished seventh chords in an ascending chromatic scale

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