Thursday, 30 April 2009

Let me hear you scream (Wilhelm Style)

In 1951 a sound effect was recorded for the film Distant Drums. Simply entitled “man being eaten by an alligator”. Then in 1953 “The Charge at Feather River” used the same stock for the death of a Private Wilhelm.

In the 1970s a man called Ben Burtt was looking for sound effects for a film called “Star Wars” and discovered the scream on tape. The rest is history. Star Wars sunk without a trace, but “The Wilhelm Scream” is going strong.

The Youtube link has NOT been doctored. I promise you will hear this everywhere from now on.

Ladies and gents I give you “Wilhelm”

Paul out.

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