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The Wilhelm Scream

August 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm UTC

The Wilhelm Scream is one of those great in-jokes amongst film and video sound designers. I always thought it was like the “Dies Irae” chant theme is to composers, because at some point in their careers it seems that every composer tries to use it in one of their pieces. (The “Dies Irae” theme was most famously used in Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique – I used it in the piano part in The Panther from Animal Crackers Vol. I.)

Here’s an awesome compilation of the Wilhelm Scream. Makes me laugh every time I hear it:


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