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That Calls For a Wilhelm Scream Rap

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the when-you-need-a-scream dept.

Movies 4

Here's a tribute to the most perfect scream ever recorded.

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Is it just me or.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31903580)

does that scream just seem really silly?
I can't think of how it could possibly be used. Unless, is it edited?

Re:Is it just me or.. (2, Insightful)

Doggabone (1025394) | more than 4 years ago | (#31906424)

That's pretty much it ... a little EQ and compression on it, maybe, and a touch of reverb for the mix. But it was recorded in 1951, and so it's not all that fabulous sounding. It gets used in the background, and you've heard it more times than you realize. A guy gets shot, or falls off a cliff ... remember too that it's used in a flurry of other sound effects, dialog, and music. When the guy in the hockey puck costume is on fire and runs past the camera with the Wilhelm dubbed in, you aren't paying attention to him and you don't notice it. Unless you're an audio or film geek.

Here's a list of 149 films that have used the Wilhem: http://www.hollywoodlostandfound.net/wilhelm.html [hollywoodl...dfound.net] - with the expected links to the story behind the aaaah!

Youtuber comment (1)

iamapizza (1312801) | more than 4 years ago | (#31930314)

Needs more screaming.

Lousy (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31933228)

So a lousy fan video of a Possible Oscar song now counts as Taco-worthy submission?

Possible Oscar page [possibleoscar.com]

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