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G. , “won-derful,” “un-der-the,” “o-ver-this”), however the remainder of the melody proceeds via part notes, in order that lots of the vital phrases of the tune are held for a length of a moment. The ponderous pace makes it possible for the right synchronization of phrases with different montage components, in addition to being humorously pretentious. within the first few pictures track and mise-en-scène evoke the minutely geared up and hierarchical nature of the ritual. The movie opens with an insert of gloved arms starting a locked field and elimination marriage ceremony jewelry, then dissolves to a close-up of a marriage banner coupling Countess Mara’s identify with that of the duke. Over those pictures the hole bars of the “Bridal March” from Lohengrin are repeated 3 times. With a minimize to the palace door, six bars of a brass fanfare start at a stately pace (MM Q = 116), which, with liberal use of rubato, will proceed in the course of the tune. Servants unroll a crimson carpet, charting a course around the courtyard to the chapel. The a long way part of the trail is covered by way of a crowd wearing middleEuropean folkloric costumes. In a self-reflexive comic story a tuxedoed servant having a look very similar to a conductor enters from the palace and cues the gang. They sing the 1st line: “Day of days. ” The site visitors, in smooth night gown, emerge from the palace door over the phrases “wonderful day of love,” a fanfare, and “Mu sic performs. ” A dissolve to the sky indicates black clouds rolling in. the 1st thunderclap coincides with the phrases “under-the-skies a bove. ” Thunder maintains over the cadence on the finish of this line. reduce to the procession, the framed hips-to-feet to stress the quickening in their circulation because the rain pelts down. lower to an extended shot of the door to the chapel, the operating inside of whereas the folkloric crowd in the back of them huddles within the rain protecting a banner: “Happy is the bride the solar shines on. ” A close-up of the banner coincides with the phrases “Song of. ” reduce to a truly lengthy shot of the courtyard with the visitors dashing to shield for the half-cadence on “praise. ” 3 extra photographs, together with a repeated aspect shot of the toes of the visitors, emphasize their pace. The velocity of the enhancing contributes to the feel of increasing circulate. The preliminary shot of the procession, ahead of the onset of the typhoon, contains a fanfare and strains of track and has a length of greater than ten seconds. the 1st shot of working toes that follows is 2 and a Lubitsch and Mamoulian / 131 part seconds, and next pictures are briefer than seconds, until eventually the ultimate shot of the sequence, that is 03:08. the rate of the slicing and determine stream is pitched opposed to the unchanging ponderous rhythm and sluggish pace of the track. it's an instance of “counterpoint” that will have made Eisenstein proud. The repeat of the music is timed to coincide with the looks of the duke. it really is followed by way of a rise in shot size and a short reassertion of the order of the ritual. on the palace doorway footmen emerge at general periods, every one beginning an umbrella at the exact same element in his front.