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Offline LP

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Great Special Effects Sounds
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:10:53 PM »
While watching the new Star Wars trailer, it struck me, is there a more iconic special effects sound than the Star Wars Light Sabre?

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Q0CbN8sfihY?start=23&amp;end=27" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Q0CbN8sfihY?start=23&amp;end=27</a>

I cannot think of any specific sounds although I thought of plenty, The Predator, Alien, Darth Vader, Cylons, Star Trek Tricorder, etc., etc..

Any thoughts?
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Offline kruddler

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Re: Great Special Effects Sounds
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 09:34:08 PM »
There won't be because nothing is as big as star wars.

One special effects sound that got my attention in a way i don't think any other has.
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/gdqsNBQ1ibM" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/gdqsNBQ1ibM</a>

Love my horror movies, and obviously TCM '74 is iconic. However, sitting in a cinema ignoring the trailers before some film, that sound came on. It got my attention straight away and it wasn't until i heard it again that i picked where it was from. It was the teaser for a new remake and it played over a black screen. Don't even know if the movie was finished when they did the teaser, but it was a masterstroke to their target audience.

A simple sound that conjures up so much imagery and emotion.

Online mateinone

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Re: Great Special Effects Sounds
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 09:48:46 PM »
I think I agree with you LP

My son got these Light Sabres for his last brithday

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/wgvhbPmbru8?t=4m55s" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/wgvhbPmbru8?t=4m55s</a>

They stand about 7'6" -8'  when the 2 are together and are actually pretty cool

If you go to 4:55 in and listen until about 5:30 they show them when turned on and when "in battle".
As soon as I heard them it took me back to Return Of The Jedi :P



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Offline Woodstock

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Re: Great Special Effects Sounds
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 08:15:55 AM »
While watching the new Star Wars trailer, it struck me, is there a more iconic special effects sound than the Star Wars Light Sabre?

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Q0CbN8sfihY?start=23&amp;end=27" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Q0CbN8sfihY?start=23&amp;end=27</a>

I cannot think of any specific sounds although I thought of plenty, The Predator, Alien, Darth Vader, Cylons, Star Trek Tricorder, etc., etc..

Any thoughts?

Good examples in here. Some odd ones too.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/75464/10-iconic-movie-sounds-and-how-they-were-made

Godzilla’s roar is pretty iconic. Good memories as a kid hearing that thing go off  ;D
The Wilhelm Scream...think of westerns when cowboys and Indians scream as they get shot/impaled.

Man, I miss being a Kid in the 80’s. was a bloody fantastic  ;D
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Offline Professer E

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Re: Great Special Effects Sounds
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 10:25:42 AM »
James Earl Jones speaking through a SCUBA respirator is fairly iconic.
DrE is no more... you ok with that harmonica man?

 

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