Thursday, January 7, 2010


so, after i told scott about the sons of lee marvin, it occured to me that you guys may also be in the dark about another amazing pop-culture phenomenon...the wilhelm scream! the wilhelm scream is a sample of a scream in an old western that has been inserted into literally hundreds of movies and tv shows as an industry inside joke. i believe that george lucas and steven spielberg started the joke by placing it all over star wars and indiana jones, but the wilhelm scream has been adopted by all sorts of filmmakers. here is a link to a youtube video that shows movie and tv clips where the wilhelm scream has been used, though it is only a fraction of the number of times it has actually been used. once you hear it, you'll start to recognize it more often than you'd think.

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