Thirteen Women (1932)


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Film Music Structure for Thirteen Women

Number Scene Type Time Theme Variant Gesture On-screen
1 opening title sequence 0:00:00 RKO Tower RKO radio tower
2 0:00:15 The Star Book cover of the novel Thirteen Women
3 0:00:34 Thirteen Women Cast list on the pages of a book
4 0:01:11 Ursula A quotation about suicide
5 transition 0:01:33 The Train A rushing train
6 establish character 0:01:54 Blue Streak A circus poster
7 0:03:44 Circus Music June talks to Hazel
8 death scene 0:04:48 Spring, Beautiful Spring June and May perform
9 0:06:18 Drum Roll June and May perform
10 0:07:14 Underscoring (Dramatic) May falls to her death
11 establish character 0:07:16 The Swami The swami
12 0:07:52 Thirteen Women Destiny Ursula talks to the swami
13 0:08:18 The Swami Past Life The swami talks to Ursula
14 0:08:37 Ursula Romance The swami kisses Ursula
15 0:08:56 Ursula Horoscope The swami talks to Ursula
16 0:09:11 Ursula Fate The swami predicts Ursula's fate
17 0:09:53 The Swami Rising Tension The swami shrinks from Ursula's gaze
18 0:10:05 Ursula Hypnotic Ursula hypnotizes the swami
19 0:10:46 The Swami Sleeping Ursula leaves the swami
20 advance plot 0:10:57 Thirteen Women Horoscope Ursula looks at the horoscope
21 0:11:16 Ursula Agitato Ursula tears up the horoscope
22 0:11:28 Ursula Dark Ursula reads a horoscope
23 0:11:45 Ursula Exotic Ursula forges the swami's signature
24 murder scene 0:12:29 Ursula Violent Newspaper headline
25 0:12:36 Hazel murders husband Hazel murders her husband
26 0:12:41 Dramatic Agitato Hazel screams
27 0:23:07 Ursula + The Train Exotic Helen points the gun at herself and cries
28 0:24:18 Ursula Suicide Helen commits suicide
29 advance plot 0:28:11 Serenade Jo plays the piano
30 0:32:54 Ursula Exotic Burns enters the house
31 0:33:10 Ursula Romance 2 Burns kisses Ursula
32 0:33:37 Ursula Mysterious Waltz Ursula talks to Burns
33 0:33:52 Ursula Exotic 2 Ursula talks to Burns
34 0:34:06 Ursula Exotic Ursula argues with Burns
35 climax 0:59:03 Ursula The End Ursula jumps to her death