December 11, 2017

Who is Wilhelm and Why Won’t He Stop Screaming?

by Every Little Thing

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The history of the world’s most iconic movie scream. Hollywood's most iconic scream has a name—and over the course of the past seventy years, it has made an appearance in hundreds of films, television shows, and commercials. But what makes it so good? And how did it become a favorite inside joke for so many filmmakers?

This story originally aired on the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz. For more information, visit their site.

Guests: Will Ralston, supervising sound editor for The Wire, The Deuce, and Treme.  

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