July 10, 2008

The "Wilhelm Scream" - A Tribute

Not as well known as the Howard Dean scream but I guaranty everyone reading this has heard the "Wilhelm" at least a handful of times. It's a standard sound effect used in movies for over fifty years.

George Lucas put it in every one of the Star Wars movies. And now that he's finally created what he's always wanted - a Star Wars movie without actors - I'm sure it'll show up in that one too.

It's almost like a running gag to "spot the Wilhelm" in any movie that involves throwing a stunt man off a cliff, balcony or other long drop.

Some guys put together almost four minutes of clips from dozens of films.

So sit back, and enjoy:

Hat Tip to Dirty Harry!

Posted by Gary at July 10, 2008 07:15 PM | TrackBack