Sunday, December 03, 2006

Wilhelm!

You may never have noticed this before.



Now you'll never not notice it!

13 comments:

DJP said...

This collection of clips had been online, then virtually disappeared. Now YouTube has it.

It's not up-to-date, of course. There's at least one in each of the Lord of the Rings movies. Get Wilhelmized, and you'll notice it all the time.

candyinsierras said...

Speaking of movies, I assume you have heard of the "Doggie don't die" syndrome. Think of all the movies where a doggie is in peril, and at great risk to themselves, kids or others try to rescue the doggie. The doggie lives of course. A couple of examples: Dante's Peak or Twister. Now you'll notice that in movies too!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Thanks for ruining every single movie that I will ever see from here on.

Garry Weaver said...

I hear that same pitiful squall every Sunday when I step to the pulpit. I thought it was original, but now I find it was plagiarized from movies.

DJP said...

Oh, no, Buggy; it's fun. At least two of my kids -- when we see a movie, and there's a Wilhelm, we turn to each other and grin.

Next time you watch Return of the Jedi, notice the Imperial officer in the bunker who says "Freeze!" and gets knocked into the generator room by a thrown satchel. He's played by Ben Burtt. When he falls over the edge, Burtt attempts to emulate the Wilhelm scream, which he made famous -- because he's a sound department guy who used the Wilhelm over and over. (That's rephrased from IMDB.)

Libbie said...

What tickles me is that I had noticed it and thought 'Does anyone really scream like that in real life?'

Anonymous said...

Dan, I've got to stay home from the teen goup tonight (I'm a leader, not a participant) with my sick 12 yr old.

Guess what we're going to be doing?

DJP said...

Playing that family favorite, "Find the Wilhelm"?

Anonymous said...

Couldn't do it after all. Princess was tired out, so she stayed home with the sick one instead of me. Maybe this weekend!

4given said...

That is SO ANNOYING. I think you have thus ruined my movie watching experience and that pitch will be indelibly replaying over and over and over and over and over in my brain.

AAAAAaaaaaaaahhhhhh- ooooh

Christina said...

When I very first started watching the clip and it was an old Western movie, my son (age 12) sitting across the room asked if I was watching Star Wars? Soon enough there WAS a clip from Star Wars. I thought it was amusing that he thought that!

Christina said...

By the way, this blog is VERY interesting and I am enjoying learning so much from it! Thanks!

Christina
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/quietcajun

DJP said...

That's great, Christina. And when people ask you what you learned from the Biblical Christianity blog, you can turn and say,

"WILHELM!"

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