The Wilhelm Scream:

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The most famous/used scream of cinema.

Have you ever heard the scream without having it pointed out to you? I hear it all the time, it makes me chuckle [lol]

edited 1st Apr '11 11:21:29 PM by NULLcHiLD27

2 Bananaquit2nd Apr 2011 12:32:14 AM from The Darién Gap , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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I’d never notice it if it weren’t pointed out to me.

The stock sound effect I most notice is that cat screech sound. You know the one, you hear it all the time.

edited 2nd Apr '11 12:32:35 AM by Bananaquit

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[up]You mean the one where someting bad happens off screen and you hear glass break and a cat screech? Or are you referring to another one?
4 Kerrah2nd Apr 2011 01:46:17 AM from Helsinki, Finland
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I've noticed Wilmhelm dozens of times in movies. Most recently in Kingdom of Heaven.

My favourite stock scream is Youraagh, though.

edited 2nd Apr '11 1:48:07 AM by Kerrah

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5 Bananaquit2nd Apr 2011 02:00:35 AM from The Darién Gap , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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You mean the one where someting bad happens off screen and you hear glass break and a cat screech? Or are you referring to another one?

Yes, that’s the one. In fact, I’m pretty sure this is the sound.
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[up][up]Eh, I don't think that scream is appropriate the majority of the times it's used.

[up]Yeah, that's the one.
I've only come across a few times where it was used well, in all of them it was heavilly edited or obscured.
8 Wicked2232nd Apr 2011 07:45:36 AM from Death Star in the forest
I've been noticing it for years before I came to this site, and was pretty surprised to find out it had a name.
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Yeah I've been noticing it for years and years. Honestly, it's gotten to the point where if a movie uses it, no matter how tense the scene is, I'm immediately pulled out of the story. It's basically like yelling "Sound effect!"
Rawr!
10 pagad2nd Apr 2011 09:54:38 AM from perfidious Albion , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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[up] Which is why using it in every single episode of Primeval's first series got very old, very fast.
Typhoid and swans - it all comes from the same place.
11 Jumpingzombie2nd Apr 2011 10:05:21 AM from a hill in Washington
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I was re-watching Reservoir Dogs a little awhile ago and I heard them Wilhelm scream as Mr. Pink in running from the cops. Never noticed that before.

There's another stock scream I hear a lot, but it is a woman's. Unfortunately, I do not know its name.
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Yeah I think the Wilhelm Scream should be limited to just comedy films. It really makes a dramatic scene pure Narm.
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13 Schitzo2nd Apr 2011 10:32:29 AM from Akumajou Dracula , Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
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I want to know the name of the scream that sounds like GYAA-AA-AARGH!. I think its used frequently in the N64 Mission: Impossible game.

edited 2nd Apr '11 10:37:06 AM by Schitzo

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It's super effective.
I think the scream's knowingly used in George Lucas films.
[up][up]I think the link in Post #4 has what you're looking for.

[up]You could probably make a pretty decent length video of the Wilhelm Scream in George Lucas films alone.
16 Wicked2232nd Apr 2011 12:09:41 PM from Death Star in the forest
Wait... I thought that scream was the Wilhelm Scream...
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[up]I wouldn't know. I've never played the game he's talking about, but the way he typed out the scream made me think of the video linked in Post #4.
It's super effective.
Look at the first video. Almost all of them were from Lucas-produced films.
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What's the name of the scream that Goofy always makes?
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20 Blueeyedrat2nd Apr 2011 12:40:40 PM from nowhere in particular. , Relationship Status: Mu
YEEEEAH— no.
Trivia: the nameless Mook who Wilhelmed his way into the Sarlacc Pit in Return of the Jedi was actually Ben Burtt.

edited 2nd Apr '11 12:41:25 PM by Blueeyedrat

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21 Kerrah2nd Apr 2011 12:41:34 PM from Helsinki, Finland
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^ Who is that?
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It's easy, mmkay?
Fun idea! Make a program that replaces all instances of Wilhelm Scream with Goofy's Scream, and watch action movies with it turned on!
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23 Premonition452nd Apr 2011 01:14:04 PM from New Jersey , Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
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Oh, come on, what about those legendary screams from Tom and Jerry? [[youtube:CMWoAvgD0A0&feature=related]]

edited 2nd Apr '11 1:17:13 PM by Pyroninja42

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25 Bananaquit2nd Apr 2011 01:21:29 PM from The Darién Gap , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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[up]Tom’s screams never fail to make me laugh.
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