Ben Burt and the Wilhelm Scream
Speaking of sound effects… Ben Burtt pioneered modern sound design, especially in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He has a reputation for including a sound effect dubbed “the Wilhelm scream” in many of the movies he’s worked on.Here’s a video and some info fromÂ WikipediaÂ about the Wilhelm scream.
The Wilhelm scream is a repeatedly used film and television stock sound effect first used in 1951 for the film Distant Drums. The effect gained new popularity (its use often becoming an in-joke) after it was used in Star Wars and many other blockbuster films as well as television programs and video games. The Wilhelm scream has become a well-known cinematic sound clichÃ©, and is claimed to have been used in over 140 films, as well as every episode of Primeval, and in some form, every episode of The Middleman.I loved The Middleman. I was sad to see it go.by