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    Oct 17, 2007

    The Wilhelm Scream

    Every year around Halloween, there's a new story on the classic Wilhelm scream sound effect.

    "I'll just fill my pipe...Aiiiyeeeaa!" So began the career of one of the most-used sound effects in movie history. Since appearing in 1953's The Charge At Feather River - Wilhelm gets an arrow through the leg after delivering his line - it's been in nearly 200 movies and TV shows, including all the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films, and has long been something of an inside joke to sound editors.

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