The Big Sleep (1946) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]


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Film Music Structure for The Big Sleep

Number Scene Type Time Theme Variant Gesture On-screen
1 0:00:00 Signature WB shield
2 transition 0:00:08 Transition Shadows of the main characters
3 0:00:13 Big Sleep Starring actors and main title
4 0:01:01 Underscoring Sign for the Sternwood mansion
5 0:01:26 Walking 1 Carmen walks down the stairs to talk to Marlowe
6 0:01:42 Flirtation Carmen flirts with Marlowe
7 0:02:01 Marlowe A Funny Name Marlowe tells 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 0:02:25 Carmen Carmen in Marlowe's arms
11 0:02:31 Sternwood Marlowe goes to meet Sternwood
12 0:13:02 Exit Marlowe leaves the mansion
13 0:13:06 The Library Sign for the library
14 0:13:14 Marlowe's Hand Marlowe writes on note card
15 0:13:20 Marlowe The Library Marlowe goes to talk to librarian
16 0:13:39 Walking Marlowe walks down the street
17 0:13:46 Marlowe Grazioso Marlowe puts on a disguise
18 0:15:03 Walking Marlowe walks across the street
19 0:18:15 Waiting Marlowe talks to lady in book store
20 0:18:51 Underscoring Geiger enters car
21 0:19:05 Marlowe Agitato Marlowe gets in his car
22 0:19:13 Car Car arrives at Geiger's house
23 0:19:26 Movement Geiger enters his house
24 0:19:37 Marlowe Mysterioso Marlowe pulls up in his car
25 0:19:47 Underscoring (Dramatic) Shadows in the house; second car pulls up
26 0:20:06 Walking 2 Carmen enters Geiger's house
27 0:20:17 Marlowe The Library Marlowe gets out to see the second car
28 0:20:39 Carmen Marlowe sees Carmen's name on the car registration
29 0:21:04 Underscoring (Dramatic) Marlowe runs to the house
30 0:21:28 Marlowe Agitato Marlowe enters the house
31 0:23:44 Underscoring (Mysterious) Marlowe investigates the crime scene
32 0:23:56 Marlowe Augmented Marlowe investigates the crime scene
33 0:24:09 Search Marlowe searches for clues
34 0:24:22 Sternwood Foreboding Marlowe sees the name Sternwood in a code book
35 0:24:26 Marlowe Thinking Marlowe tries to solve the mystery
36 0:24:39 Marlowe Risoluto Marlowe searches for clues
37 0:24:57 Underscoring (Dramatic) Dead body on the floor
38 0:25:05 Marlowe Marlowe takes Carmen out of the house
39 0:25:22 Walking Vivian walks down the hall
40 0:25:28 Marlowe Marlowe asks for Vivian's help with getting Carmen inside
41 0:27:25 Movement Marlowe goes back to Gieger's house
42 0:27:44 Marlowe The Library Marlowe returns to the scene of the crime
43 0:27:49 Underscoring (Mysterious) Marlowe discovers that the body is missing
44 0:28:18 Marlowe Snooping Marlowe investigates the crime scene
45 0:28:47 Marlowe Major Marlowe's name on his office door
46 0:32:10 Walking Marlowe walks to his office
47 0:32:29 Marlowe Marlowe talks with Vivian
48 0:38:26 Marlowe Accusing Marlowe talks with secretary
49 0:38:45 Movement Marlowe walks to a cab
50 0:39:05 Marlowe Taxi Marlowe talks to the lady cab driver
51 0:39:10 Station Wagon Marlowe follows the station wagon
52 0:39:25 Walking 3 Marlowe walks into the house
53 0:39:41 Movement Marlowe walks back to the cab
54 0:39:53 Girl Driver Marlowe pays the lady cab driver
55 0:46:52 Marlowe Accusing Marlowe thinks
56 0:47:02 Marlowe Decisive Marlowe grabs his hat and walks out the door
57 0:47:11 Waiting Marlowe waits in his car
58 0:47:32 Car Car drives up
59 0:47:40 Walking 2 Vivian enters Joe Brody's apartment complex
60 0:47:56 Marlowe Determined Marlowe enters the apartment complex
61 0:48:15 Underscoring (Mysterious) Marlowe talks to Joe Brody
62 0:48:44 Marlowe Augmented Joe Brody pulls a gun on Marlowe
63 0:51:31 Underscoring (Tense) They react to the doorbell ringing
64 0:51:52 Sternwood Threatening Carmen comes in the door holding a gun on Brody
65 0:52:02 Underscoring (Dramatic) Marlowe pushes Agnes and Joe trips Carmen
66 0:52:18 Carmen Mysterioso Joe gives picture to Marlowe
67 0:52:29 Sternwood Carmen asks for her picture and gun
68 0:52:58 Carmen Lying Vivian and Carmen leave the room
69 0:53:02 Smack Carmen smacks Joe with her purse
70 0:56:36 The Chase Marlowe chases the killer down the stairs
71 0:56:45 Marlowe The Chase 1 Marlowe chases the killer down the stairs
72 0:56:53 The Chase Killer shoots back at Marlowe and runs away
73 0:57:01 Marlowe The Chase 2 Marlowe gets in his car
74 0:57:10 The Pursuit Marlowe pursues killer in his car
75 0:58:24 Marlowe Sinister Marlowe drives the killer to Geiger's house
76 0:58:49 Punch Carol punches Marlowe
77 0:59:14 Marlowe Mysterioso Marlowe ties up Carol
78 0:59:42 Marlowe Ear Business Marlowe wonders what to do about the body
79 0:59:47 Marlowe Augmented Marlowe walks to the phone
80 1:00:50 I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan Vivian and Marlowe talk in a restaurant
81 1:02:15 Blue Room, The Vivian and Marlowe talk in a restaurant
82 1:04:25 You Go to My Head Vivian and Marlowe talk in a restaurant
83 1:05:55 And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine Marlowe arrives at Mars's house
84 1:08:09 Wotta Life Marlowe talks to Mars
85 1:10:53 I'm in a Jam With Baby Marlowe talks to people at the party
86 1:12:27 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) Marlowe leaves the party to get his gun
87 1:14:35 What Are You Doin' the Rest of Your Life Marlowe and Vivian leave the party
88 1:14:54 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe and Vivian talk
89 1:15:22 Vivian Marlowe and Vivian talk
90 1:16:14 Sternwood Marlowe and Vivan talk
91 1:16:26 Sternwood Tense Marlowe and Vivian talk
92 1:16:41 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe and Vivian talk
93 1:20:49 Marlowe Thinking Marlowe sits in a diner
94 1:21:00 Phone dialing Marlowe dials a phone number
95 1:21:04 Coin in phone Marlowe puts a coin in the phone
96 1:21:19 Underscoring (Mysterious) Marlowe speaks on the phone
97 1:21:37 Marlowe Suspicious Marlowe speaks to waitress
98 1:21:57 Underscoring (Mysterious) Marlowe speaks with Vivian on the phone
99 1:22:27 Walking Marlowe walks down the street
100 1:22:38 Marlowe Strong Marlowe looks at car registration
101 1:23:24 Jones Jones wanders in
102 1:23:35 Marlowe Beaten Jones picks up Marlowe
103 1:23:48 Marlowe Dazed Marlowe talks to Jones
104 1:24:06 Recovering Marlowe talks to Jones
105 1:24:17 Jones Mysterioso Jones takes Marlowe away
106 1:24:25 Marlowe Sostenuto Jones and Marlow talk
107 1:26:55 Walking Marlowe walks into a building
108 1:27:29 Jones Marlowe sneaks in on Jones talking to someone
109 1:29:49 Glass drops Jones drops his glass
110 1:29:50 Jones falls Jones falls and dies
111 1:30:01 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe investigates the crime scene
112 1:30:12 Marlowe Risoluto Marlowe makes a phone call
113 1:30:24 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe makes a phone call to Vivian's supposed apartment
114 1:30:46 Wrong Address Marlowe ends the phone call
115 1:31:04 Jones Dolce Marlowe sits down on the couch
116 1:31:23 Marlowe The Library Agnes calls for Jones and learns he has died
117 1:31:39 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe talks to Agnes on the phone
118 1:32:02 Jones Triste Marlowe leaves the office
119 1:33:12 Car door closes Marlowe closes the car door
120 1:33:13 Movement Car Marlowe drives in a car
121 1:33:37 Marlowe Dramatic Marlowe looks at sign
122 1:33:50 Movement Marlowe drives off of the road
123 1:35:26 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe talks to two thugs
124 1:35:47 Jones Suspenseful Marlowe talks to two thugs
125 1:36:04 Marlowe Accusing Marlowe talks to two thugs
126 1:36:20 Marlowe gets hit The thug punches Marlowe
127 1:39:25 Marlowe Tied Up Marlowe talks to Vivian
128 1:39:52 Carmen Marlowe talks to Vivian
129 1:40:03 Vivian Marlowe and Vivian kiss
130 1:40:44 Marlowe Taking Off Handcuffs Vivian tries to free Marlowe
131 1:41:01 Marlowe Mysterioso Marlowe tries to escape
132 1:41:36 Underscoring (Dramatic) Marlowe runs to his car
133 1:41:50 Marlowe Hiding Marlowe crouches behind a car with his gun
134 1:41:55 Underscoring (Dramatic) Thug looks for Marlowe
135 1:42:07 Marlowe Gunshot Marlowe shoots off to the side
136 1:42:10 Running away Man runs away
137 1:42:14 Jumping over bush Man jumps over bush
138 1:42:20 Marlowe Echo Criminal shoots at Marlowe from a window
139 1:42:34 Hostage Criminal brings Vivian out as a hostage
140 1:42:45 Marlowe Cut to Marlowe hiding
141 1:42:56 Marlowe Cut to Marlowe hiding
142 1:43:06 Marlowe Cut to Marlowe hiding
143 1:43:17 Canino's Death Marlowe shoots Canino
144 1:43:35 Underscoring (Tense) Marlowe gets the keys to the handcuffs
145 1:43:44 Marlowe Vivian takes off the handcuffs
146 1:43:54 Driving Marlowe and Vivian drive away
147 1:44:16 Vivian Driving Vivian tells Marlowe she loves him
148 1:44:32 Driving Vivian and Marlowe talk in the car
149 1:44:44 Vivian Driving Vivian and Marlowe talk in the car
150 1:44:51 Driving Vivian and Marlowe talk in the car
151 1:45:06 Sternwood Driving Marlowe talks about the Sternwood family
152 1:45:21 Vivian Driving Vivian and Marlowe talk in the car
153 1:45:37 Driving stops Car comes to a stop
154 1:45:44 Marlowe Heroic Marlowe and Vivian get out of the car
155 1:45:45 Walking Marlowe and Vivian walk up to house
156 1:47:07 Movement Marlowe and Vivian make their plan
157 1:47:20 Marlowe Mysterioso Marlowe drops a bullet
158 1:47:31 Marlowe Augmented Marlowe and Vivian talk
159 1:47:49 Underscoring (Tense) Car pulls up outside
160 1:48:08 Agitato Men outside of the house
161 1:48:14 Sternwood Agitato Men outside of the house
162 1:48:23 Curtain swinging Marlowe tells Vivian to stop the curtain from swinging
163 1:48:43 Marlowe Mysterioso Marlowe hides behind the curtain
164 1:49:04 Marlowe Augmented Marlowe sneaks up behind Mars
165 1:51:43 Mars Dies Mars falls dead to the ground
166 1:52:01 Marlowe Risoluto Marlowe walks to the phone
167 1:52:11 Marlowe Marlowe makes a phone call
168 1:52:28 Sternwood Uneasy Marlowe talks on the phone
169 1:52:48 Vivian Expressivo Marlowe talks to Vivian
170 1:53:36 Marlowe The End The end