History Main / OneWomanWail

16th May '16 7:37:39 PM catstuxedo
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* An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQMD4XudxoE eerie trailer]] for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' sure had this.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcVCP4A8Wng This gun violence PSA]] from 2003 used a ''supremely'' haunting one.

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* An [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQMD4XudxoE eerie trailer]] for ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' sure had this.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcVCP4A8Wng This gun violence PSA]] from 2003 used a ''supremely'' haunting one.



* Appears in-universe and to chilling effect (though there was more than one woman performing it) while the Harif army in ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'' is setting out to cross the Nefud and attack Al-aquaba. The shot from the top of the cliff with the mourning women drowning out the stirring battle songs from below...

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* Appears in-universe and to chilling effect (though there was more than one woman performing it) while the Harif army in ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'' is setting out to cross the Nefud and attack Al-aquaba. The shot from the top of the cliff with the mourning women drowning out the stirring battle songs from below...below.



* In ''The Red Violin,'' a woman humming, called "Anna's Theme" on the soundtrack, introduces the titular violin. In a beautiful and subtle transition, the woman's hum becomes the sound of [[strike: Joshua Bell]] the violin.
** And if you pay attention, during the credits the violin's score returns -- and then fades back into Anna's humming.

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* In ''The Red Violin,'' a woman humming, called "Anna's Theme" on the soundtrack, introduces the titular violin. In a beautiful and subtle transition, the woman's hum becomes the sound of [[strike: Joshua Bell]] the violin.
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violin. And if you pay attention, during the credits the violin's score returns -- and then fades back into Anna's humming.



* Like many tropes, this one is parodied hilariously in ''Film/TropicThunder''.

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* Like many tropes, this one is parodied hilariously in ''Film/TropicThunder''.



* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' yet? Examples include "A Call to Arms" and "The Storm and the Dead". And, y'know, the start of the main theme. It also shows up in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqJ56yZLIaM Lords of Kobol]]",where it's combined with ThePowerOfRock to make, um... [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome holy crap]].

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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' yet? Examples examples include "A Call to Arms" and "The Storm and the Dead". And, y'know, Dead", the start of the main theme. It also shows up theme and in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqJ56yZLIaM Lords of Kobol]]",where it's combined with ThePowerOfRock to make, um... [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome holy crap]].Kobol]]".



* ''Music/TenaciousD'' does a one-''man'' wail in "Tribute": "Nay, we are but men! Rock!"
** To not mention the various "Ah"s from "Master Exploder" here would be a crime. One of them, focused on a single target, is capable of ''blowing his brain out of his skull''.

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* ''Music/TenaciousD'' does a one-''man'' wail in "Tribute": "Nay, we are but men! Rock!"
** To
Rock!", not to mention the various "Ah"s from "Master Exploder" here would be a crime. One of them, focused on a single target, is capable of ''blowing his brain out of his skull''.Exploder".



-->[[TearJerker So, uh...was I any good?]]
* Creator/DougWalker is ''[[PetPeeveTrope not]]'' [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/30502-dougs-top-10-worst-cliches a fan]] [[note]]It's number 5 on the list, for those who don't want to watch the whole thing.[[/note]].

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-->[[TearJerker So, uh... was I any good?]]
* Creator/DougWalker is ''[[PetPeeveTrope not]]'' [[PetPeeveTrope not]] [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/30502-dougs-top-10-worst-cliches a fan]] [[note]]It's number 5 on the list, for those who don't want to watch the whole thing.[[/note]].



** This trope is used during a boat chase scene where Doctor Gerbil pursues Courage. '''[[AC:[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome EPIC]]]]'''

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** This trope is used during a boat chase scene where Doctor Gerbil pursues Courage. '''[[AC:[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome EPIC]]]]'''



* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', you hear a wail whenever Aelita uses her Creativity power. (Some viewers mistake it for Aelita actually doing the singing, but she sometimes speaks, vocalizes, or sings her own note at the same time, showing it isn't the case.)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', you hear ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' incorporates a wail whenever Aelita uses her Creativity power. (Some viewers mistake it for Aelita actually doing the singing, but she sometimes speaks, vocalizes, or sings her own note at the same time, showing it isn't the case.)
2nd May '16 5:59:27 PM mysterykcad
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* In the 2012 {{updated rerelease}} of VisualNovel/FateStayNight, the new version of Shirou's {{leitmotif}} that plays whenever he has a {{crowning moment of awesome}} is accompanied by this. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2gzroX4bAU Have a listen.]]
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* [[LonelyRichGirl Weiss]]'s theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qROQOpei73Q Mirror Mirror]] from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' features this,

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* [[LonelyRichGirl Weiss]]'s theme [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qROQOpei73Q Mirror Mirror]] from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' features this,this.
24th Apr '16 12:03:54 PM thatother1dude
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* The "Sock Opera" episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has the woman solo singing an aggrieved version of "Ave Maria" to underscore Gabriel's horror at the burning puppets flying through the air as Mabel sacrifices her show to stop Bill Cipher.
* Commercials for the {{WesternAnimation/Steven Universe}} event "In Too Deep" features Pearl singing a couple of lines from the extended opening in this manner to show the upcoming discord.

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* The "Sock Opera" episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has the woman solo singing an aggrieved version of "Ave Maria" to underscore Gabriel's horror at the burning puppets flying through the air as Mabel sacrifices her show to stop Bill Cipher.
* Commercials for the {{WesternAnimation/Steven Universe}} event "In Too Deep" features Pearl singing a couple of lines from the extended opening in this manner to show the upcoming discord.
24th Apr '16 1:04:07 AM aye_amber
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* Blixa Bargeld does this often. NickCave once described Blixa's wailing as "a sound you would expect to hear from strangled cats or dying children."

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* Blixa Bargeld does this often. NickCave Music/NickCave once described Blixa's wailing as "a sound you would expect to hear from strangled cats or dying children."
23rd Apr '16 11:38:47 AM sailorknightwing
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* Commercials for the {{WesternAnimation/Steven Universe}} event "In Too Deep" features Pearl singing a couple of lines from the extended opening in this manner to show the upcoming discord.
23rd Apr '16 11:29:23 AM sailorknightwing
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** The Kadish Vault theme was later used in the trailer for the movie {{Film/Munich}}.
12th Apr '16 6:15:33 AM Willbyr
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qdtTITD32s Reina Akikawa's theme]] in ''WanganMidnight R'', which can also be listened to in ''Maximum Tune 3'' by unlocking the [[CosmeticAward Wangan Midnight R soundtrack]].

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qdtTITD32s Reina Akikawa's theme]] in ''WanganMidnight ''VideoGame/WanganMidnight R'', which can also be listened to in ''Maximum Tune 3'' by unlocking the [[CosmeticAward Wangan Midnight R soundtrack]].
1st Apr '16 12:28:23 PM twilicorn
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* The late Ofra Haza provided one in ''Temple of Love'' by TheSistersOfMercy.

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* The late Israeli pop icon and Series/EurovisionSongContest representative, Ofra Haza Haza, provided one in ''Temple "Temple of Love'' Love" by TheSistersOfMercy.Music/TheSistersOfMercy.
9th Mar '16 1:15:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** Also The CocteauTwins and Elizabeth Fraser.

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** Also The CocteauTwins Music/CocteauTwins and Elizabeth Fraser.
24th Feb '16 8:55:58 AM erforce
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* Mocked in ''TeamAmerica: World Police'', during the scene after the dam bursts and everyone drowns.

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* Mocked in ''TeamAmerica: World Police'', ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', during the scene after the dam bursts and everyone drowns.



* ''Film/FlashGordon'': The scene in which Aura resurrects Flash after his execution is sung solo: by Freddie Mercury, making this a One {{Queen}} Wail.

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* ''Film/FlashGordon'': The scene in which Aura resurrects Flash after his execution is sung solo: by Freddie Mercury, making this a One {{Queen}} Music/{{Queen}} Wail.



* ''Film/TheInsider'', which also starred Russell Crowe one year earlier than {{Gladiator}}, uses (and some would say abuses) the wail.

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* ''Film/TheInsider'', which also starred Russell Crowe one year earlier than {{Gladiator}}, ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', uses (and some would say abuses) the wail.



* ''Drop Zone'' has one right after the hero's kid brother is shot and yanked out of the depressurized airplane cabin.
* ''RevengeOfTheSith'' has an extremely eerie one as Anakin is sitting in his quarters and fighting with himself as to whether he should save Padme by protecting Palpatine. At the same time, Padme senses that something is wrong with him and goes to her window to look outside. Without realizing it, they are looking at each other from miles away as they're sharing the same fears. Cue chilling wail, with no other sound.

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* ''Drop Zone'' ''Film/DropZone'' has one right after the hero's kid brother is shot and yanked out of the depressurized airplane cabin.
* ''RevengeOfTheSith'' ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' has an extremely eerie one as Anakin is sitting in his quarters and fighting with himself as to whether he should save Padme by protecting Palpatine. At the same time, Padme senses that something is wrong with him and goes to her window to look outside. Without realizing it, they are looking at each other from miles away as they're sharing the same fears. Cue chilling wail, with no other sound.



* Is a recurring theme throughout the soundtrack of ''TheGrudge 2''.

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* Is a recurring theme throughout the soundtrack of ''TheGrudge ''Film/TheGrudge 2''.



* Used in TheKarateKid (2010) during the cobra scene (and whenever it makes reference to it).
* Used at the start of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows: Part 2'' as Snape [[spoiler: overlooks the soulless military camp that Hogwarts has become.]] For bonus points, it's "Lily's Theme".

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* Used in TheKarateKid (2010) ''Film/TheKarateKid2010'' during the cobra scene (and whenever it makes reference to it).
* Used at the start of ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows: Part 2'' ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallowsPart2'' as Snape [[spoiler: overlooks the soulless military camp that Hogwarts has become.]] For bonus points, it's "Lily's Theme".
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