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February 12, 2005

"Forget you are sitting in a theater"

WeissmullerThe "Wilhelm" scream is a series of short painful screams that were recorded in 1951 for the Warner Brother's film "Distant Drums." They were used for a scene where a man is bitten and dragged underwater by an alligator. The recording was archived into the studio's sound effects library - and it was used in many of their films since. More about sound effects and movie props at “Hollywood Lost and Found”. Other Film Sound Clichés

Plumbing in the cinema. (Warning: this article is not for the squeamish. Although it is serious film criticism, it contains images and descriptions of dirty bits and naughty bits!)

The Many Faces of Hercules and other 'B' movie actors and actresses from the 1930s through the 1980s, at ‘Brian's Drive-In Theater’. Johnny Weissmuller

Chewbacca's Family, from “5 Minutes to live” – Films you thought you’d never see! Star Wars: Designer Edition

Cinema Treasures, a website devoted to movie theater preservation and awareness

Ebert's Glossary of Movie Terms. For example: Del Close's Rule - Never share a foxhole with a character who carries a photo of his sweetheart. Ebert reviews "Deep Throat", and other X rated films

Mr. Sun's look at Upcoming Movie Sequels: To Kill A Mockingbird II: Finch and Nasty-D. In this remake, Paul Newman plays the elegant and decent southern attorney Atticus Finch who "plays it by the book." When his practice falls on tough times, he is forced to take on a partner -- Nasty-D, a street-smart hip-hop attorney straight outta Compton played by Fifty Cent in his first movie role

Greta Garbo - The ultimate star.

A clip from “The Matrix” in ascii

Conducting The Chorus (Les Choristes), this year's runaway hit in France

Blowing Smoke, The Movie, the blog. Thank you, James

Not related: A mysterious Shoe tree somewhere in the desert... Actually, this is not the only shoe tree around, there are even Shoe Tree Rules

Grow-a-brain’s Extensive Collections of Best Film Directors and other Unusual Film Stories Here

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Very interesting story, that one of the Wilhelm scream. I love history like this.

Posted by: Sebastian at Feb 13, 2005 4:33:37 AM