Der Wilhelm Scream

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Der „Wilhelm Scream“ ist ein Running Gag unter Sound Editoren. Ben Burtt, Sound Editor bei allen Star Wars und Indiana Jones Filmen benutzte ihn in jedem seiner Filme als eine Art persönliche Signatur. Gestern erzählte er ein wenig über den schreienden Wilhelm auf der Star Wars-Celebration:

“The ‘Wilhelm’ was a scream that was in a western called Distant Drums,” says Burtt. “When I was growing up, I loved recording movies off television – just the audio – and I would listen to films at night in bed with headphones. I became very interested with how sound contributed to the success of a movie. And I began to notice that many sounds were used over and over in some movies – the same gunshot, the same thunderclap – it was kind of a language because each studio had its own collection. I just love recognizing familiar sounds and how they were used.


Die Wilhelm-Scream-Compilation (Youtube Direktwilhelm)

“And one of them was that scream,” continues Burtt, “because it had been used in half a dozen or more films like Charge at Feather River and Them and many westerns, Helen of Troy, and so on. So when I got to USC as a film student, another student named Richard Anderson and myself got a copy of the Wilhelm off a movie print and put it in our student film for fun and as kind of an homage. Then Richard and I both became sound editors after we left school, and I put [the Wilhelm] in Star Wars to kind of show off to him. And then he put one in Poltergeist — and so I put one in Raiders — and this went back and forth for 20 years and nobody noticed. George Lucas didn’t say anything, Steven Spielberg didn’t say anything. And then the internet came around and it suddenly came out into the open — so now, I guess, it’s become folk art.”


History of the Wilhelm Scream (Youtube Direktscream)

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  1. Roob

    ich könnte schwören, dass der schrei auch bei der herr der ringe: die zwei türme vorkommt, wenn bei helms klamm ein orc von einer leiter gestoßen wird. mal drauf achten!

  2. Daniel Morawitz

    Du hast recht der Schrei kommt auch bei allen Star Wars u. Indyana Jones Filmen vor

  3. The Wilhelm Times | Die Fünf Filmfreunde

    […] zur Ausstattung immer dieselbe Zeitung benutzen müssen. Oder wie? Ist das die Zeitungs-Version des Wilhelm Screams? Hat das irgendeine Bedeutung? Oder benutzen die wirklich seit Jahren einfach nur dieselbe […]

  4. lemming

    Klasse!

    Das ist ja wie mit dieser weiblichen Polizei-Funkdurchsage die wirklich in jeder amerikanischen Serie, in jedem amaerikanischen Film zu hören ist. Ihr wisst welche ich meine?

  5. BigDukeSix

    Nein ?

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