The Wilhelm Scream

Passarello, Elena
December 2009
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts;Winter2009/Spring2010, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p205
Academic Journal
This article discusses the implication of screaming in creation of movies in the U.S. It notes that the application of screaming as a sound effect was first used in "The Charge at Feather River" films which highlights the cry of character Private Wilhelm. It mentions that the scream originated as a joke between sound artists in the movie industry.


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