The Big Sleep (1946)


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Film Music Structure for The Big Sleep

Number Scene Type Time Theme Variant Gesture On-screen
1 opening title sequence 0:00:00 Signature WB shield
2 0:00:08 Transition Shadows of the main characters
3 0:00:13 The Big Sleep Starring actors and main title
4 establish character 0:01:01 Underscoring (Tense) Sign for the Sternwood mansion
5 0:01:26 Walking Carmen walks down the stairs
6 0:01:42 Flirtation Carmen flirts with Marlowe
7 0:02:01 Marlowe Marlowe gives Carmen a fake name
8 0:02:12 Marlowe Sly Marlowe and Carmen talk
9 0:02:20 Carmen falls Carmen falls into Marlowe's arms
10 0:02:21 Carmen Carmen in Marlowe's arms
11 0:02:31 Sternwood Carmen walks away
12 0:02:45 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe goes to meet Sternwood
13 transition 0:13:02 Walking Marlowe leaves the mansion
14 0:13:06 The Library Sign for the library
15 advance plot 0:13:14 Chevalier Audubon Marlowe writes on note card
16 0:13:20 Marlowe Molto Misterioso Marlowe goes to talk to librarian
17 0:13:39 Walking Marlowe walks down the street
18 0:13:46 Marlowe Grazioso Marlowe puts on a disguise
19 0:15:03 Walking Extended Marlowe walks across the street
20 love scene 0:18:15 Waiting Marlowe talks to lady in bookstore
21 transition 0:18:57 Underscoring (Tense) Geiger enters car
22 0:19:05 Marlowe Agitato Marlowe gets in his car
23 0:19:13 Car Car arrives at Geiger's house
24 0:19:26 Hurrying Geiger enters his house
25 0:19:40 Marlowe Misterioso Marlowe pulls up in his car
26 investigation scene 0:19:47 Marlowe 2 Marlowe spies on the house
27 0:20:06 Running Carmen runs to Geiger's house
28 0:20:17 Marlowe Molto Misterioso Marlowe gets out to see the second car
29 0:20:39 Carmen Marlowe sees Carmen's name on the car registration
30 action scene 0:21:04 Underscoring (Dramatic) Marlowe runs to the house
31 0:21:13 Running down Feet running down the stairs
32 0:21:28 Marlowe Heroic Marlowe enters the house
33 investigation scene 0:23:44 Underscoring (Mysterious) Marlowe investigates the crime scene
34 0:23:56 Marlowe Augmented Marlowe investigates the crime scene
35 0:24:05 Underscoring (Mysterious) Marlowe advances
36 deleted scene NIF Underscoring (Mysterious) Marlowe investigates the crime scene
37 NIF Turns light on Marlowe turns on the light
38 NIF Turns light on Marlowe turns on the light
39 NIF Water running Marlowe turns on the faucet
40 NIF Walking Marlowe leaves the kitchen
41 NIF Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe investigates
42 NIF Carmen Clues Marlowe investigates
43 NIF Walking Marlowe returns to the front of the house
44 NIF Marlowe Investigating Marlowe opens the desk drawers
45 NIF Underscoring (Dramatic) Marlower finds a lockbox
46 investigation scene 0:24:09 Underscoring (Mysterious) Marlowe searches for clues
47 0:24:20 Turning page Marlowe turns the page in the code book
48 0:24:22 Carmen Foreboding Marlowe sees the name Sternwood in a code book
49 0:24:26 Marlowe Thinking Marlowe tries to solve the mystery
50 0:24:39 Marlowe Risoluto Marlowe searches for clues
51 0:24:57 Underscoring (Dramatic) Dead body on the floor
52 deleted scene NIF Carmen Drugged Marlowe takes Carmen out of the house
53 NIF Turns light off Marlowe turns off the light
54 NIF Walking The Car Marlowe drives Carmen home
55 NIF Carmen Marlowe arrives at Carmen's house
56 transition 0:25:05 Marlowe Molto Misterioso Marlowe takes Carmen out of the house
57 advance plot 0:25:22 Walking Vivian walks down the hall
58 0:25:28 Marlowe Grazioso Marlowe asks Vivian to help with Carmen
59 investigation scene 0:27:25 Hurrying Marlowe goes back to Geiger's house
60 0:27:44 Marlowe Misterioso Marlowe returns to the scene of the crime
61 0:27:54 Marlowe 2 Blood Stain Marlowe discovers that the body is missing
62 0:28:16 Marlowe Sneaking Marlowe investigates the crime scene
63 transition 0:28:47 Marlowe Major Marlowe's name on his apartment door
64 deleted scene NIF Entering Marlowe walks into his apartment
65 NIF Marlowe Melancholy Marlowe walks into his apartment
66 transition 0:28:58 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe tries to crack the code
67 advance plot 0:32:10 Walking Marlowe walks to his office
68 0:32:29 Marlowe Grazioso Marlowe talks with Vivian
69 investigation scene 0:38:26 Marlowe Ear Music Marlowe talks with Agnes
70 0:38:45 Hurrying Marlowe walks to a cab
71 0:39:05 Marlowe Taxi Marlowe talks to the lady cab driver
72 0:39:16 Station Wagon Marlowe follows a station wagon
73 0:39:25 Walking 2 Marlowe walks to the house
74 0:39:41 Hurrying Marlowe walks back to the cab
75 0:39:53 Girl Driver Marlowe pays the lady cab driver
76 advance plot 0:46:52 Marlowe Ear Music Marlowe thinks
77 0:47:04 Marlowe Decisive Marlowe walks out the door
78 investigation scene 0:47:11 Marlowe 2 Waiting Marlowe waits in his car
79 0:47:32 Car Another car arrives
80 0:47:40 Running Vivian enters the apartment building
81 0:47:56 Marlowe Determined Marlowe enters the apartment building
82 0:48:15 Underscoring (Mysterious) Marlowe talks to Joe Brody
83 0:48:55 Marlowe Augmented Joe pulls a gun on Marlowe
84 conflict 0:51:31 Underscoring (Tense) Joe reacts to the doorbell ringing
85 0:51:52 Sternwood Threatening Carmen enters holding a gun on Brody
86 0:52:02 Underscoring (Dramatic) Marlowe pushes Agnes and Joe trips Carmen
87 0:52:18 Carmen Misterioso Joe gives the picture to Marlowe
88 0:52:29 Sternwood Extended Carmen asks for her picture back
89 0:52:58 Carmen Violent Vivian and Carmen leave
90 0:53:02 Slapping Carmen slaps Joe with her purse
91 chase scene 0:56:36 Running out Marlowe runs after the killer
92 0:56:39 Down the Stairs + The Chase + Marlowe Action Marlowe chases the killer down the stairs
93 0:56:54 Underscoring (Dramatic) Killer shoots at Marlowe
94 0:57:01 Marlowe Action Marlowe runs to his car
95 0:57:09 The Pursuit Marlowe pursues killer in his car
96 conflict 0:58:24 Marlowe Sinister Marlowe takes Carol to Geiger's house
97 investigation scene 0:59:14 Marlowe Misterioso Marlowe ties up Carol
98 0:59:42 Marlowe Ear Business Marlowe pulls on his ear
99 0:59:47 Marlowe 2 Dialing Marlowe walks to the phone
100 deleted scene NIF Vivian + Marlowe Ear Business Vivian leaves
101 NIF Marlowe Phone Call Marlowe calls long-distance
102 NIF Carmen Marlowe burns Carmen's pictures
103 NIF Carmen Clues Marlowe talks on the phone
104 falling in love scene 1:00:50 I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan Vivian enters a restaurant
105 1:02:15 The Blue Room Vivan pays Marlowe
106 1:04:25 You Go to My Head Vivian and Marlowe talk in a restaurant
107 advance plot 1:05:55 And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine Marlowe arrives at Mars's place
108 1:08:09 Wotta Life Marlowe talks to Mars
109 1:10:53 I'm in a Jam With Baby Marlowe talks to people at the party
110 conflict 1:12:27 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) Marlowe leaves the gambling joint
111 1:14:35 What Are You Doin' the Rest of Your Life Marlowe and Vivian leave
112 love scene 1:14:54 Driving Marlowe and Vivian in the car
113 1:15:22 Vivian Marlowe and Vivian talk
114 1:16:16 Questions Marlowe and Vivian argue
115 1:16:26 Sternwood Tense Marlowe asks about Eddie Mars
116 1:16:43 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe and Vivian argue
117 advance plot NIF Marlowe Not in Film Marlowe returns home
118 NIF Drops hat Marlowe drops his hat on Carmen
119 NIF Sternwood Extended Marlowe discovers Carmen in his apartment
120 NIF Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe and Carmen talk
121 NIF You! Marlowe and Carmen talk
122 NIF Marlowe Major Marlowe and Carmen talk
123 NIF Bites hand Carmen bites Marlowe's hand
124 NIF Carmen Not in Film Marlowe and Carmen talk
125 1:20:49 Marlowe Thinking Marlowe sits in a diner
126 1:21:04 Coin in phone Marlowe puts a coin in the phone
127 1:21:07 Phone dialing Marlowe dials a phone number
128 1:21:19 Underscoring (Mysterious) Marlowe speaks on the phone
129 1:21:42 Marlowe Mysterious Organ Marlowe speaks to waitress
130 1:21:57 Underscoring (Mysterious) Marlowe speaks with Vivian on the phone
131 investigation scene 1:22:27 Walking Interrupted Marlowe walks down the street
132 1:22:38 Marlowe Investigating Marlowe looks at car registration
133 advance plot 1:23:24 Jones Jones enters
134 1:23:35 Marlowe Beaten Jones helps Marlowe up
135 1:23:48 Marlowe Dazed Marlowe recovers
136 1:24:06 Recovering Jones helps Marlowe up
137 1:24:25 Marlowe Sostenuto Marlowe cleans up
138 investigation scene 1:26:55 Walking Hesitant Marlowe walks into a building
139 1:27:22 Jones Eavesdropping Marlowe hears Jones talking to someone
140 death scene 1:29:49 Glass drops Jones drops his glass
141 1:29:50 Jones falls Jones falls and dies
142 1:30:01 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe investigates the crime scene
143 1:30:12 Marlowe Risoluto Marlowe makes a phone call
144 1:30:24 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe makes a phone call
145 1:30:46 Wrong Address Marlowe ends the phone call
146 1:31:04 Jones Dolce Marlowe sits down on the couch
147 1:31:23 Marlowe Molto Misterioso Agnes calls for Jones
148 1:31:48 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe talks to Agnes on the phone
149 1:32:02 Jones Triste Marlowe leaves the office
150 traveling scene 1:33:12 Door slam Marlowe closes the car door
151 1:33:13 Hurrying Car Marlowe drives in a car
152 1:33:20 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe backs the car up
153 1:33:25 Hurrying Car Marlowe continues driving
154 1:33:37 Marlowe Dramatic Marlowe looks at sign
155 1:33:50 Hurrying Car Marlowe drives off of the road
156 1:33:53 He skids Marlowe's car skids to a stop
157 conflict 1:35:26 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe talks to two thugs
158 1:35:47 Jones Suspenseful Marlowe talks to two thugs
159 1:36:04 Marlowe Ear Music Marlowe talks to two thugs
160 1:36:20 Marlowe Gets Hit The thug punches Marlowe
161 love scene 1:39:25 Marlowe Whole Tone Marlowe talks to Vivian
162 1:39:39 Marlowe Phone Call Marlowe talks to Vivian
163 1:39:52 Carmen Marlowe talks to Vivian
164 1:40:03 Vivian Marlowe and Vivian kiss
165 1:40:44 Questions Vivian tries to free Marlowe
166 action scene 1:41:01 Marlowe Misterioso Marlowe plans his escape
167 1:41:18 Marlowe 2 Marlowe goes outside
168 1:41:36 Underscoring (Dramatic) Marlowe runs to his car
169 1:41:50 Marlowe Hiding Marlowe crouches behind a car
170 1:41:55 Underscoring (Tense) Thug looks for Marlowe
171 1:42:07 Marlowe Shoots Marlowe shoots off to the side
172 1:42:10 Running and jumping Man runs away
173 1:42:20 Marlowe Echo Canino shoots at Marlowe
174 1:42:34 Hostage + Marlowe Fragment Canino brings Vivian out as a hostage
175 1:43:17 Underscoring (Dramatic) Canino shoots
176 1:43:19 Marlowe Rises Marlowe rises
177 1:43:22 Canino's Death Canino is shot
178 1:43:35 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe gets the keys to the handcuffs
179 1:43:48 Marlowe Escaping Vivian takes off the handcuffs
180 love scene 1:43:54 Driving 2 Marlowe and Vivian drive away
181 1:44:16 Driving 2 + Vivian Vivian tells Marlowe she loves him
182 1:44:32 Driving 2 Vivian and Marlowe talk in the car
183 1:44:44 Driving 2 + Vivian Vivian and Marlowe talk in the car
184 1:44:51 Driving 2 Vivian and Marlowe talk in the car
185 1:45:06 Driving 2 + Carmen Marlowe talks about Carmen
186 1:45:21 Driving 2 + Vivian Marlowe tells Vivian he loves here
187 transition 1:45:44 Marlowe Bold Marlowe and Vivian get out of the car
188 1:45:45 Walking Marlowe and Vivian walk up to house
189 climax 1:47:07 Hangs up phone Marlowe hangs up the phone
190 1:47:07 Hurrying Marlowe and Vivian make a plan
191 1:47:26 Marlowe Misterioso Marlowe drops a bullet
192 1:47:31 Marlowe 2 Car pulls up outside
193 1:48:08 Carmen Drugged Marlowe watches men outside
194 1:48:32 Underscoring (Tense) Men approach the house
195 1:48:43 Marlowe Conceals Himself Marlowe hides behind the curtain
196 1:48:55 Marlowe Misterioso Marlowe sneaks up behind Mars
197 1:49:05 Marlowe 2 Marlowe holds a gun on Mars
198 resolution 1:51:43 Mars Dies Mars falls dead to the ground
199 1:52:01 Marlowe Risoluto Marlowe walks to the phone
200 1:52:28 Carmen Tense Marlowe talks on the phone
201 1:52:48 Vivian Marlowe talks to Vivian
202 1:53:20 Vivian Expressivo Marlowe pulls Vivian close
203 end title sequence 1:53:36 Marlowe The End The end