Aauugh! (The Wilhelm Scream)

While reading Wired at the gym, I came across the article: "Cue the Scream: Meet Hollywood’s Go-To Shriek".

The scream was from a scene in a 1951 film, "Distant Drums", where a cowboy found himself too close to an alligator and lost an arm in the process.

The scream echoes through film history, finding it’s way into film after film, as a sort of inside joke amongst sound professionals in the business. The article even provides a spiffy timeline as to some easily recognizable uses of the clip.

That’s just a taste. For more history, check out the Wikipedia article: "Wilhelm Scream".

I’d isolate the scream, but cannot for copyright reasons. However, there’s a link in the Wired article (above) and chrisofduke posted a fun compilation on YouTube: "The Wilhelm Scream Compilation".

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About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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