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150 results for "whole-tone chord" in 23 films — see also whole-tone | whole-tone scale

FilmTheme nameInstanceTags
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)All Hallows Eve1:23:22 - A forest scene at nightaugmented triad | child | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | conversing | create suspense | dissonant bass | forest | governess | Halloween | hiding | leading lady | ombra topic | on-screen text | pc set | pedal tone | scaring | scary | spooky | walking | whole-tone chord

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Henriette (All Hallows Eve)1:25:46 - The Duke talks with Henriette64 chord | advance plot | conversing | deceptive resolution | duke | forest | gentle | governess | leading lady | leading man | mode mixture | spooky | sweet | tender | whole-tone chord

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Screwissimo1:48:47 - The Duke goes madchromatic scale | conflict | conversing | creepy | disturbing | duke | leading lady | leading man | madness | ominous | room | whole-tone chord

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Henriette (Serious)2:11:50 - Henriette arrives upstairsarriving | detective | hearing voices | leading lady | palace | prisoner | serious | soldier | solemn | somber | suspect | transition | whole-tone chord
The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)Flashlight0:48:20 - Doctor shines flashlight on Rocksanger | annoyance | criminal | doctor | flashlight | gangster | leading man | mickey-mousing | ominous | robbery | shining | store | tense | thief | whole-tone chord

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Rocks (Annoyed)0:48:25 - Rocks is annoyed by flashlightanger | angry | annoyance | criminal | doctor | flashlight | gangster | leading man | ominous | robbery | shining | store | tense | thief | tritone | whole-tone chord

The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Doctor Leaves0:57:38 - Dr. Clitterhouse leavesadvance plot | doctor | door | exiting | gangster | hero | leading lady | leading man | leaving | linear chromaticism | opening | room | tense | wedge | whole-tone chord
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)The Chase0:04:21 - Cops chase boys through the train yardchase scene | chasing | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | diminished 7th chord | dramatic | escaping | half-diminished 7th chord | mickey-mousing | police | polychord | running | street | teenager | whole-tone chord

Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

Rocky runs1:25:13 - Rocky makes a run for itagitated | chromatic scale | conflict | falling | gangster | gun | gunshot | hostage | leading man | octatonic | priest | running | sequence | shooting | street | whole-tone chord
Are These Our Children? (1931)Dreams + Makes You Forget Your Troubles (Allegro)NIF - not in filmcut from film | mysterious | octatonic | somber | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale

Are These Our Children? (1931)

Dreams (Andante)NIF - not in filmadded-note chord | cut from film | mode mixture | parallelism | quartal chord | tense | whole-tone chord

Are These Our Children? (1931)

Dreams (Transition 9)NIF - not in film9th chord | altered dominant | cut from film | dark | mysterious | pc set | tragic | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

Are These Our Children? (1931)

Dreams (Allegro)1:15:33 - Newspaper headlinesaugmented triad | chromatic parallelism | double exposure | dramatic | fanfare | frantic | headline | montage | mother | newspaper | ostinato | spinning | tense | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)Underscoring (Comical)0:02:20 - Mortimer hides from the reporterschromatic parallelism | chromatic wedge | comical | disguise | establish character | hiding | leading lady | leading man | looking | marriage | office | reporter | underscoring | whole-tone chord

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Happy Land (Lento)0:12:31 - The aunts talkadvance plot | aunt | brother | conversing | crazy person | familiar tune | foreign key modulation | gentle | leading lady | mysterious | plotting | room | sequence | tender | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Happy Land (Grazioso)0:13:34 - The aunts talkadvance plot | aunt | conversing | leading lady | magical | plotting | room | whole-tone chord

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Underscoring (Mysterious)0:14:51 - Mortimer flirts with Elainebride | cemetery | conversing | flirting | groom | leading lady | leading man | love | love scene | mysterious | underscoring | whole-tone chord

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Stinger0:52:41 - Jonathan suddenly appears at the windowadvance plot | aunt | brother | crazy person | dramatic | harsh | leading lady | leading man | murderer | opening | room | stinger | surprise | whole-tone chord | window

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Happy Land (Dirge)0:54:54 - Teddy looks for the body in the darkadvance plot | brother | corpse | crazy person | creaking | darkness | dirge | familiar tune | mysterious | opening | pc set | room | sneaking | tense | walking | whole-tone chord

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

How Dry I Am (Mysterious)1:32:25 - Einstein and Jonathan start to drink the winealcohol | brother | captive | conflict | crazy person | doctor | drinking | familiar tune | fear | leading man | murderer | mysterious | polychord | room | victim | whole-tone chord
The Big Sleep (1946)Signature0:00:00 - WB shieldadded-note chord | bold | chromatic mediant | fanfare | opening title sequence | starring list | voice-exchange | WB shield | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Carmen falls0:02:20 - Carmen falls into Marlowe's armsdaughter | diminished 7th chord | establish character | falling | femme fatale | flirting | leading man | mickey-mousing | playful | private eye | room | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Carmen0:02:21 - Carmen in Marlowe's armsdaughter | establish character | femme fatale | flirting | half-diminished 7th chord | leading man | mysterious | oscillation | private eye | room | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Carmen0:20:39 - Marlowe sees Carmen's name on the car registrationcar | half-diminished 7th chord | investigating | investigation scene | leading man | mysterious | name on screen | oscillation | private eye | rain | street | tense | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Underscoring (Mysterious)0:24:05 - Marlowe advanceschromatic scale | investigating | investigation scene | leading man | mickey-mousing | mysterious | private eye | room | searching | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Underscoring (Mysterious)NIF - not in filmadded-note chord | alternation | deleted scene | deleted scene | half-diminished 7th chord | investigating | investigation | leading man | mickey-mousing | mysterious | private eye | room | searching | underscoring | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Turns light onNIF - not in filmdeleted scene | deleted scene | investigating | investigation | leading man | light | light switch | mickey-mousing | mysterious | private eye | room | searching | turning on | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Turns light onNIF - not in filmdeleted scene | deleted scene | investigating | investigation | leading man | light | light switch | mickey-mousing | mysterious | private eye | room | searching | turning on | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Carmen (Clues)NIF - not in filmclue | deleted scene | deleted scene | half-diminished 7th chord | investigating | investigation | key | leading man | mysterious | oscillation | private eye | room | searching | tense | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Underscoring (Mysterious)0:24:09 - Marlowe searches for cluesinvestigating | investigation scene | leading man | mysterious | pc set | private eye | room | searching | secret code | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Turning page0:24:20 - Marlowe turns the page in the code bookchromatic scale | clue | investigating | investigation scene | leading man | mysterious | private eye | room | searching | secret code | turning | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Carmen (Drugged)NIF - not in filmdeleted scene | femme fatale | helping | investigation | leading man | mysterious | oscillation | ostinato | private eye | room | tense | tritone oscillation | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Turns light offNIF - not in filmdeleted scene | femme fatale | investigation | leading man | light | light switch | mysterious | private eye | room | tense | turning off | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Marlowe (Ear Music)0:38:26 - Marlowe talks with Agnesarguing | book shop | chromatic scale | fragmentation | investigation scene | leading man | private eye | secretary | tense | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Marlowe (Ear Music)0:46:52 - Marlowe thinksadvance plot | chromatic scale | fragmentation | leading man | mysterious | private eye | room | tense | thinking | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Underscoring (Tense)0:51:31 - Joe reacts to the doorbell ringingblackmailer | chromatic parallelism | conflict | conversing | criminal | doorbell | gun | leading lady | leading man | mysterious | pc set | private eye | room | suspect | tense | tone cluster | underscoring | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Sternwood (Threatening)0:51:52 - Carmen enters holding a gun on Brodyblackmailer | blue note | conflict | criminal | dark | dissonant bass | femme fatale | gun | leading lady | leading man | private eye | room | sinister | stinger | suspect | threatening | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Carmen (Misterioso)0:52:18 - Joe gives the picture to Marloweblackmail | blackmailer | conflict | conversing | criminal | evidence | femme fatale | half-diminished 7th chord | leading lady | leading man | mysterious | private eye | room | suspect | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Sternwood (Extended)0:52:29 - Carmen asks for her picture back9th chord | altered dominant | blackmail | chromatic parallelism | conflict | diminished 7th chord | evidence | femme fatale | flirting | leading lady | leading man | mysterious | pc set | private eye | room | seductive | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Carmen (Violent)0:52:58 - Vivian and Carmen leaveblackmailer | conflict | criminal | dissonant bass | femme fatale | leading lady | leading man | leaving | mysterious | private eye | room | suspect | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Slapping0:53:02 - Carmen slaps Joe with her purseblackmailer | conflict | criminal | dissonant bass | femme fatale | leading lady | leading man | mickey-mousing | private eye | room | slamming | slapping | suspect | tense | violence | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Underscoring (Dramatic)0:56:54 - Killer shoots at Marloweassassin | chase scene | chasing | chromatic scale | dramatic | leading man | murderer | pc set | private eye | running | shooting | street | tense | underscoring | whole-tone | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale

The Big Sleep (1946)

Marlowe (Sinister)0:58:24 - Marlowe takes Carol to Geiger's housearriving | assassin | conflict | dark | gun | leading man | murderer | private eye | punching | sinister | stinger | street | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Marlowe (Phone Call)NIF - not in filmadvance plot | bold | calling | cut from film | deleted scene | deleted scene | dialing | leading man | phone | private eye | room | sequence | tense | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

CarmenNIF - not in filmadvance plot | burning | calling | cut from film | deleted scene | deleted scene | half-diminished 7th chord | leading man | mysterious | phone | private eye | room | tense | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Carmen (Clues)NIF - not in filmadvance plot | calling | cut from film | deleted scene | deleted scene | leading man | mysterious | phone | private eye | room | tense | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Sternwood (Tense)1:16:26 - Marlowe asks about Eddie Marsaccusing | car | fragmentation | half-diminished 7th chord | leading lady | leading man | love interest | love scene | private eye | tense | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Sternwood (Extended)NIF - not in filmadded-note chord | advance plot | altered dominant | chromatic scale | conversing | cut from film | femme fatale | leading man | private eye | room | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Underscoring (Tense)NIF - not in filmadvance plot | chromatic parallelism | conversing | cut from film | diminished 7th chord | femme fatale | leading man | oscillation | private eye | room | tritone | underscoring | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Carmen (Not in Film)NIF - not in filmadvance plot | conversing | cut from film | femme fatale | leading man | oscillation | private eye | room | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Marlowe (Beaten)1:23:35 - Jones helps Marlowe upadvance plot | chromatic parallelism | dazed | half-diminished 7th chord | leading man | lifting | mickey-mousing | pain | private eye | rising | street | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale

The Big Sleep (1946)

Marlowe (Dazed)1:23:48 - Marlowe recoversadvance plot | conversing | dazed | leading man | pain | private eye | street | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Recovering1:24:06 - Jones helps Marlowe upadvance plot | augmented triad | conversing | impressionism | leading man | mysterious | pain | private eye | street | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale

The Big Sleep (1946)

Underscoring (Tense)1:30:24 - Marlowe makes a phone callconversing | death scene | leading man | pc set | phone call | private eye | room | tense | underscoring | victim | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Marlowe (Ear Music)1:36:04 - Marlowe talks to two thugsconflict | criminal | danger | fragmentation | investigating | leading man | lying | murderer | mysterious | private eye | shop | tense | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Marlowe (Gets Hit)1:36:20 - The thug punches Marlowechromatic scale | conflict | criminal | danger | dramatic | leading man | mickey-mousing | murderer | private eye | punching | shop | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Marlowe (Whole Tone)1:39:25 - Marlowe talks to Viviancaptive | conversing | leading lady | leading man | love interest | love scene | mysterious | private eye | room | tense | whole-tone | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale

The Big Sleep (1946)

Marlowe (Phone Call)1:39:39 - Marlowe talks to Viviancaptive | conversing | leading lady | leading man | love interest | love scene | mysterious | private eye | room | sequence | tense | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Carmen1:39:52 - Marlowe talks to Viviancaptive | conversing | half-diminished 7th chord | leading lady | leading man | love interest | love scene | musical clue | music reveals thoughts | mysterious | private eye | room | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Underscoring (Dramatic)1:41:36 - Marlowe runs to his car9th chord | action scene | criminal | diminution | dramatic | fragmentation | leading lady | leading man | linear chromaticism | love interest | outside | private eye | running | underscoring | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Underscoring (Tense)1:43:35 - Marlowe gets the keys to the handcuffsaction scene | chromatic parallelism | criminal | death | escaping | gun | hostage | leading lady | leading man | love interest | outside | pc set | private eye | tense | underscoring | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Driving 2 + Vivian1:44:44 - Vivian and Marlowe talk in the carcar | conversing | driving | leading lady | leading man | love | love interest | love scene | ostinato | private eye | romantic | tense | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Driving 21:44:51 - Vivian and Marlowe talk in the carcar | conversing | driving | leading lady | leading man | love interest | love scene | ostinato | pc set | private eye | tense | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Driving 2 + Carmen1:45:06 - Marlowe talks about Carmencar | conversing | driving | leading lady | leading man | love interest | love scene | ostinato | private eye | tense | whole-tone chord

The Big Sleep (1946)

Carmen (Tense)1:52:28 - Marlowe talks on the phoneconversing | leading lady | leading man | love interest | lying | mysterious | oscillation | pedal tone | phone call | private eye | resolution | room | tense | uneasy | whole-tone chord
City for Conquest (1940)Tone Poem A (Very Rough)1:15:00 - The car pulls to a stoparriving | car | criminal | dark | dock | driving | gangster | manager | murderer | murder scene | threatening | tritone | whole-tone chord

City for Conquest (1940)

Googi (Dead Man)1:15:09 - They pull out the dead mancar | chromatic scale | conversing | corpse | criminal | disposing | dock | gangster | manager | murderer | murder scene | ominous | ostinato | tense | whole-tone chord | working

City for Conquest (1940)

Tone Poem A (Beoootiful)1:40:11 - Danny working at his newsstand9th chord | 11th chord | blur | conversing | dissonant bass | ethereal | gentle | into focus | leading lady | leading man | love scene | reunion | reuniting | shimmery | squinting | street | tone cluster | victim | whole-tone chord
Crime School (1938)Underscoring (Mysterious)0:09:53 - Frankie sneaks in the houseconcern | conversing | dissonant bass | establish character | heroine | leading lady | mysterious | pedal tone | room | sister | sneaking | sneaky | teenager | underscoring | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale

Crime School (1938)

The Warden0:23:15 - Warden stands up to face the boysantagonist | arguing | augmented triad | authority | chromatic parallelism | establish character | falling | gang | lightning | ominous | police | reformatory | slapping | stinger | teenager | warden | whole-tone chord

Crime School (1938)

The Warden (Punishment)0:36:22 - Warden defends his punishmentadvance plot | chromatic wedge | conversing | dark | evil | hospital | leading man | reformatory | teenager | warden | whole-tone chord

Crime School (1938)

Paint slap0:48:32 - Boys hit each other with paint brushescomedy | gang | mickey-mousing | paint | paintbrush | painting | playful | reformatory | slapping | teasing | teenager | whole-tone chord

Crime School (1938)

Underscoring (Gentle)0:49:47 - Mark talks about making this room their homecomedy | deceptive resolution | gang | gentle | hero | leading man | leaving | pedal tone | reformatory | teasing | teenager | underscoring | whole-tone chord

Crime School (1938)

The Escape1:12:03 - Boys escapedown | escape | escaping | gang | half-diminished 7th chord | jumping | mickey-mousing | mysterious | reformatory | sneaking | teenager | whole-tone chord

Crime School (1938)

Peeking1:12:11 - Cooper peeks out from the window antagonist | authority | escape | mickey-mousing | mysterious | peeking | police | reformatory | whole-tone chord

Crime School (1938)

Sue (Grazioso Mysterioso)1:13:38 - Frankie confronts Sue and Markcheerful | common-tone diminished 7th | conflict | conversing | deceptive resolution | dining | gun | happy | hero | heroine | leading lady | leading man | room | stick up | stinger | teenager | tone cluster | whole-tone chord
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)The Awakening0:14:48 - Johnnie wakes upadvance plot | chromatic scale | confusion | deceptive resolution | leading man | metric modulation | mysterious | octatonic chord | octatonic scale | pc set | room | waking | whole-tone chord

They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Reading0:15:29 - Johnnie reads a newspaperadvance plot | chromatic scale | dissonant bass | leading man | newspaper | reading | room | tense | whole-tone chord

They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

The Fugitive (Traveling)0:22:51 - Johnnie's plodding feetchromatic scale | chromatic wedge | countryside | desert | dissonant bass | dramatic | leading man | linear chromaticism | map | mickey-mousing | money | montage | montage | traveling | walking | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Underscoring (Mysterious)0:23:21 - Men at the diner stand upadded-note chord | advance plot | diner | dissonant bass | fighting | half-diminished 7th chord | leading man | linear chromaticism | money | mysterious | sitting | sneaking | underscoring | whole-tone chord
Dust Be My Destiny (1939)Dust Be My Destiny (Brave)1:10:38 - Joe jumps onto the caraction scene | augmented triad | car | chromatic parallelism | dramatic | fighting | gangster | hero | leading man | newspaper editor | street | whole-tone chord
Each Dawn I Die (1939)Underscoring (Tense)0:05:11 - Newspaper on the sidewalkconflict | dissonant bass | gangster | newspaper | reading | street | tense | underscoring | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

Each Dawn I Die (1939)

Montage0:22:54 - Montage showing the passing of timechromatic parallelism | clock | dramatic | linear chromaticism | mickey-mousing | montage | montage | prison | prisoner | tense | waiting | whole-tone chord
Flamingo Road (1949)Lane (Not in Film 2)NIF - not in film9th chord | advance plot | chromatic parallelism | conversing | cut from film | cut from film | leading lady | newspaper editor | office | whole-tone chord

Flamingo Road (1949)

Mob1:28:20 - A mob forms outside of Lane's homeadvance plot | angry | anxious | augmented triad | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | friend | leading lady | minor-major 7th chord | mob | mobbing | ostinato | polyrhythm | room | tense | whole-tone chord
The Informer (1935)Throwing man down0:05:31 - Gypo picks the man up and throws him in the streetangry | down | establish character | falling | leading man | mickey-mousing | street | throwing | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Informer (1935)

The Informer (Drinking)0:21:23 - Gypo takes a drinkadvance plot | antagonist | bartender | drinking | leading man | mysterious | octatonic | pub | Scotch snap | tense | tritone | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Informer (1935)

The Informer (Tense)0:29:21 - Gypo defends himselfantagonist | coin | leading man | money | mourner | mysterious | pivotal scene | room | Scotch snap | staring | tense | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Informer (1935)

Blood Money (Ostinato)1:04:10 - The rebels overhear Gypo talking about the moneyadvance plot | antagonist | conversing | drunk | leading lady | leading man | money | mysterious | ostinato | rebel | street | whole-tone chord

The Informer (1935)

The Escape1:19:46 - Gypo escapes and a chase ensuesadvance plot | antagonist | chromatic scale | dramatic | escaping | headquarters | hurrying | leading man | mickey-mousing | prison | rebel | room | running | traitor | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Informer (1935)

The Informer (Risoluto)1:20:12 - Rebels plan to catch Gypoadvance plot | arriving | headquarters | octatonic | planning | rebel | room | tense | whole-tone chord

The Informer (1935)

Katie (Furioso)1:26:55 - Katie becomes desperateadvance plot | anxiety | begging | chromatic parallelism | despair | dissonant bass | fragmentation | leading lady | love interest | rebel | room | sentence form | sequence | tense | whole-tone chord

The Informer (1935)

Blood Money (Tuttissimo)1:28:53 - Gypo stumbles into a churchantagonist | church | climax | dirge | dissonant bass | dominant pedal | dying | half-diminished 7th chord | leading man | mysterious | street | stumbling | tense | traitor | walking | whole-tone | whole-tone chord
The Letter (1940)Underscoring (Tense)0:12:42 - Leslie gets upadvance plot | home | leading lady | recounting | tense | underscoring | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Leslie (The Story)0:13:14 - Leslie gives her storyadvance plot | changing meter | home | leading lady | lying | oscillation | recounting | tense | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Leslie (The Story)0:22:26 - Leslie speaks with Howardadvance plot | changing meter | home | lawyer | leading lady | lying | oscillation | recounting | tense | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Waiting0:31:24 - Howard waits for Leslieadvance plot | lawyer | pacing | prison | tense | waiting | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Underscoring (Tense)0:36:22 - Leslie explains why she wrote the letterdeception | lawyer | leading lady | letter | lying | pivotal scene | prison | tense | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Leslie (The Story)0:36:42 - Leslie lies to Howardchanging meter | deception | lawyer | leading lady | letter | lying | oscillation | pivotal scene | prison | tense | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Underscoring (Tense)0:36:53 - Howard takes out the letterdeception | denying | lawyer | leading lady | letter | ominous | pivotal scene | prison | tense | tritone | tritone | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Sociable0:48:42 - People having dinnerABA structure | cheerful | conversing | deceptive resolution | dinner | Dorian mode | foreign key modulation | happy | home | husband | lacework | lawyer | leading lady | party | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Leslie (Uneasy)0:49:41 - They discuss the trialdinner | home | husband | lawyer | leading lady | oscillation | pc set | planning | tense | tone cluster | trial | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Lento Mysterioso0:50:37 - Leslie and Howard aloneadvance plot | altered dominant | home | lawyer | leading lady | mysterious | planning | sad | upper pedal tone | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Glass Curtains0:59:08 - Mrs. Hammond enters through the glass curtainantagonist | Chinatown | Chinese | chromatic scale | conflict | curtain | entering | glass | lawyer | layering | leading lady | mirroring | mysterious | ostinato | parallelism | pc set | polyrhythm | shop | staring | tense | tinkling | tone cluster | waiting | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Mrs. Hammond + Glass Curtains1:00:13 - Leslie faces Mrs. Hammondantagonist | Chinatown | Chinese | Chinese | chromatic scale | combination of themes | conflict | conversing | curtain | glass | lawyer | layering | leading lady | mirroring | mysterious | ostinato | parallelism | paying | pc set | pentatonic | polyrhythm | shop | staring | tense | tinkling | tone cluster | waiting | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Leslie + Glass Curtains1:01:27 - Leslie removes her shawlantagonist | Chinatown | Chinese | Chinese | chromatic scale | combination of themes | conflict | conversing | curtain | glass | lawyer | layering | leading lady | mirroring | mysterious | oscillation | ostinato | parallelism | pc set | polyrhythm | sequence | shop | staring | tense | tinkling | tone cluster | waiting | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Leslie B + Glass Curtains1:01:57 - Leslie approaches Mrs. Hammondantagonist | Chinatown | Chinese | chromatic scale | combination of themes | conflict | confronting | curtain | glass | lawyer | layering | leading lady | mirroring | mysterious | ostinato | parallelism | pc set | polyrhythm | sequence | shop | staring | tense | tinkling | tone cluster | walking | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Glass Curtains1:02:21 - Leslie faces Mr. Hammondantagonist | Chinatown | Chinese | chromatic scale | conflict | confronting | curtain | glass | lawyer | layering | leading lady | mirroring | mysterious | ostinato | parallelism | pc set | polyrhythm | shop | staring | tense | tinkling | tone cluster | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Mrs. Hammond (Contempt) + Glass Curtains1:02:40 - Leslie stoops down to pick up the letterantagonist | Chinatown | Chinese | Chinese | chromatic scale | combination of themes | conflict | confronting | contempt | curtain | glass | lawyer | layering | leading lady | mirroring | mysterious | ostinato | parallelism | pc set | pentatonic | polyrhythm | shop | staring | stooping | tense | tinkling | tone cluster | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Leslie B (Dark) + Glass Curtains1:02:50 - Leslie looks at the letterantagonist | Chinatown | Chinese | chromatic scale | combination of themes | conflict | confronting | curtain | dark | glass | lawyer | layering | leading lady | mirroring | mysterious | ostinato | parallelism | pc set | polyrhythm | sequence | shop | staring | tense | tinkling | tone cluster | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

The Letter (1940)

Mrs. Hammond (Solemn) + Glass Curtains1:03:08 - Leslie and Howard leaveantagonist | Chinatown | Chinese | Chinese | chromatic scale | combination of themes | conflict | curtain | glass | lawyer | layering | leading lady | mirroring | mysterious | ostinato | parallelism | pc set | pentatonic | polyrhythm | shop | solemn | staring | tinkling | tone cluster | whole-tone | whole-tone chord
Mildred Pierce (1945)Underscoring (Dramatic)0:08:53 - Wally looks for Mildred9th chord | action scene | ascending | augmented triad | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | down | dramatic | falling | friend | half-diminished 7th chord | hurrying | knocking | mickey-mousing | room | searching | setup | suspenseful | underscoring | walking | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Wally goes upstairs0:09:28 - Wally ascends the spiral staircase9th chord | action scene | ascending | chromatic scale | dramatic | friend | mickey-mousing | room | spiral staircase | stairs | whole-tone chord

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Lamp falls0:10:03 - Wally knocks over a lampaction scene | body | dramatic | falling | friend | lamp | mickey-mousing | reveal | room | whole-tone chord

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Underscoring (Dramatic)0:10:21 - Wally reacts to the situationaction scene | breaking | chromatic parallelism | chromatic scale | chromatic wedge | death | dramatic | escaping | friend | half-diminished 7th chord | hurrying | mickey-mousing | murder | room | running | smashing | sneaking | telephone | underscoring | victim | walking | whole-tone chord | worrying

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Glass falls0:10:49 - The glass door breaksaction scene | breaking | door | dramatic | falling | friend | glass | mickey-mousing | room | smashing | victim | whole-tone chord

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Kay and Veda (Troubled)NIF - not in filmaltered dominant | chromatic mediant | chromatic scale | common-chord modulation | cut from film | dissonant | dramatic | foreign key modulation | fragmentation | hopeful | mode mixture | sequence | tender | tense | tragic | turbulent | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Bert (Sentimentale)0:48:03 - Mildred watches her children leaveheroine | husband | leading lady | leaving | oscillation | room | serious | somber | thinking | transition | whole-tone chord

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Kay and Veda (Sly)1:13:55 - Mildred tells Monte to not see Vedaarguing | breakup | chromatic wedge | chromatic wedge | conflict | disagreement | heroine | leading lady | love interest | ominous | room | sinister | tense | whole-tone chord

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Kay and Veda (Troubled)1:14:06 - Mildred and Monte arguearguing | breakup | chromatic scale | chromatic sequence | conflict | disagreement | fragmentation | heroine | leading lady | love interest | ominous | room | sinister | tense | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Kay and Veda (Troubled 2)1:21:34 - Veda looks at the divorce settlement checkantagonist | blackmail | chromatic scale | chromatic sequence | conflict | daughter | fragmentation | heroine | laughing | leading lady | mickey-mousing | mocking | room | troubled | ugly | whole-tone chord

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Mildred (Vicious)1:23:21 - Veda insults her motherangry | antagonist | arguing | chromatic parallelism | chromatic wedge | conflict | daughter | heroine | insulting | leading lady | reverse stinger | room | tense | whole-tone chord

Mildred Pierce (1945)

It Can't Be Wrong (Molto Misterioso)1:42:42 - Mildred learns that Monte has betrayed her 9th chord | bankruptcy | betrayal | dark | familiar tune | friend | heroine | leading lady | love theme | memory | mysterious | pc set | popular music | realizing | room | somber | turning point | whole-tone chord

Mildred Pierce (1945)

Kay and Veda (Troubled)1:48:22 - Veda pleads for help to escapeantagonist | begging | chromatic scale | confessing | daughter | distressed | fragmentation | frantic | heroine | leading lady | murderer | murder scene | room | sequence | whole-tone chord
We Are Not Alone (1939)Frohe Botschaft (Drifting)0:38:09 - Jessica tells Leni to leavealtered dominant | antagonist | chromatic parallelism | conflict | conversing | familiar tune | folk song | gentle | German | heroine | home | quotation | sinister | tense | whole-tone chord

We Are Not Alone (1939)

Celebre Romance (Agitato)1:01:40 - News of the warchaotic | classical music | conflict | crowd | dramatic | familiar tune | riot | Rubinstein | running | street | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

We Are Not Alone (1939)

Frohe Botschaft (Drifting)1:14:30 - David gives Leni money for her travels altered dominant | arrest | arresting | chromatic parallelism | conflict | conversing | dark | death | familiar tune | folk song | gentle | German | happy | hero | heroine | mode mixture | murder | police | quotation | sad | sweet | tense | train station | whole-tone chord

We Are Not Alone (1939)

Underscoring (Subtle)1:41:29 - David walks down the prison corridoradvance plot | augmented triad | conversing | delicate | diminished 7th chord | helping | hero | pedal tone | prison | underscoring | whole-tone chord
The Public Defender (1931)Mystery0:00:45 - Cast list and balancing scalesaugmented triad | balancing | cast list | chromaticism | main title | mysterious | mystery | opening title sequence | pc set | transcribed by ear | whole-tone chord
Penguin Pool Murder (1932)Penguin Pool Murder0:00:23 - Main title, starring list, and cast listcast list | chromatic parallelism | diminution | diving | double exposure | dramatic | hemiola | linear chromaticism | mysterious | opening title sequence | penguin | pool | starring list | swimming | tense | thematic transformation | through-composed | title of film | transcribed by ear | whirlpool | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

Penguin Pool Murder (1932)

Fish0:01:32 - Fishaugmented triad | chromatic parallelism | dramatic | establish setting | fish | fluttering | stinger | transcribed by ear | underwater | whole-tone chord
Thirteen Women (1932)The Swami (Sleeping)0:10:46 - Ursula leaves the swamiantagonist | establish character | fortune teller | leading lady | mysterious | room | sleeping | swami | transcribed by ear | whole-tone | whole-tone chord
Hat, Coat, and Glove (1934)Newspaper Montage0:32:22 - Newspaper headlinesdark | headline | montage | newspaper | ominous | tragic | transcribed by ear | whole-tone chord | whole-tone scale
Don’t Turn ‘em Loose (1936)Suicide Transition0:26:55 - Bob sitsaugmented triad | chromatic parallelism | dissonant bass | gangster | guard | gun | gunshot | imposter | leading man | mysterious | parallelism | plotting | preparing | reading | robbery | room | sequence | shooting | store | transcribed by ear | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

Don’t Turn ‘em Loose (1936)

Underscoring (Dramatic)0:28:05 - Bob shoots guardbreaking | death | dramatic | gangster | guard | gun | gunshot | imposter | leading man | murder | robbery | robbery | shooting | stealing | store | transcribed by ear | whole-tone chord

Don’t Turn ‘em Loose (1936)

Suicide Transition 20:28:29 - Bob (Bat) bandanges his handbandaging | chromatic scale | gangster | imposter | leading man | mysterious | returning | robbery | room | transcribed by ear | whole-tone chord
We're Only Human (1935)The Escape (Hiding)0:27:05 - Pete and Danny dodge from gunfireaction scene | chromatic scale | detective | dodging | dramatic | gangster | gunshot | hiding | leading man | shooting | stinger | street | whole-tone chord

We're Only Human (1935)

Kong 20:28:34 - Pete handcuffs a criminalaction scene | bank | detective | dramatic | fighting | gangster | leading man | mysterious | tense | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

We're Only Human (1935)

The Informer (Drinking)0:28:39 - Pete stands upaction scene | bank | detective | gangster | leading man | octatonic | standing | tense | whole-tone chord

We're Only Human (1935)

Saroff1:03:07 - They arguearguing | chromatic scale | climax | conflict | detective | leading lady | leading man | mysterious | reporter | tense | victim | whole-tone | whole-tone chord | yard

We're Only Human (1935)

Lost Patrol 11:03:12 - A man runsclimax | conflict | detective | dramatic | fleeing | frantic | gunshot | leading lady | leading man | reporter | running | shooting | victim | whole-tone | whole-tone chord | yard

We're Only Human (1935)

The Informer (Tense)1:04:11 - Pete prepares to enter the houseclimax | conflict | detective | leading man | mysterious | Scotch snap | sneaking | tense | whole-tone | whole-tone chord | yard

We're Only Human (1935)

The Escape1:04:31 - Pete enters the housechromatic scale | climax | conflict | detective | dodging | dramatic | gangster | gunshot | hiding | leading man | murderer | room | shooting | underscoring | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

We're Only Human (1935)

Game 41:04:54 - Pete crawls on the floorclimax | conflict | crawling | detective | gangster | leading man | murderer | room | tense | underscoring | whole-tone chord

We're Only Human (1935)

Game 51:05:03 - Pete prepares to shootchromatic parallelism | climax | conflict | detective | gangster | gunshot | leading man | murderer | pc set | pedal tone | room | shooting | sneaking | tense | underscoring | whole-tone chord

We're Only Human (1935)

Game 71:05:48 - Pete runs up the stairs9th chord | climax | conflict | detective | dramatic | gangster | leading man | murderer | parallelism | pc set | pedal tone | room | running | rushing | tense | underscoring | whole-tone chord
Another Face (1935)The Swami (Sleeping)0:03:42 - The nurse gets suppliesdoctor | gangster | mysterious | nurse | operating | operating room | operation scene | patient | surgery | whole-tone | whole-tone chord

Another Face (1935)

Russian Waltz (Whole Tone)0:03:55 - The operation continuesdoctor | gangster | mysterious | nurse | operating | operating room | operation scene | patient | surgery | whole-tone chord

Another Face (1935)

Courage (Tone Cluster)0:04:26 - Gangster all bandaged upconversing | departing | doctor | gangster | half-diminished 7th chord | mysterious | nurse | operating room | operation scene | patient | whole-tone chord

Another Face (1935)

Courage (Hiding)0:05:09 - Doctor threatens nurseadvance plot | arguing | blackmail | doctor | nurse | operating room | tense | whole-tone chord