Question of the day: 3-10-17

Question: It has become an inside joke among Hollywood sound designers to include this stock sound effect, especially when a character is shot or falls off of something.

Answer: The Wilhelm scream! It was originally recorded for the 1951 movie Distant Drums but is named for a character whose death it marked in The Charge at Feather River, which is believed to have been its third use.

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