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Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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Harrison Ford is the hero in many films. In one scene in one of these films, he is in danger. There is a sound effect accompanying that danger that might surprise you. What is it?
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is the sound made by a person? another living thing?

a natural phenomenon?

music?
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Is it relevant exactly which movie this is?
Is the sound a background noise? A sound made (on screen) by some object or person? A sound effect created by a foley artist?
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Is is a Wilhelm Scream?

It has been used in the Indiana Jones series.
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Shez:

is the sound made by a person? another living thing? a natural phenomenon? music?

No to all, but you've done well by eliminating the obvious!
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(Folks, my computer is being wonky, so I hope that this third time, it'll work)

Balin:

Is it relevant exactly which movie this is? Yes

Is the sound a background noise? Yes

A sound made (on screen) by some object or person? No

A sound effect created by a foley artist? No, but almost certainly foleyed a bit
Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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Peter:

Is it a Wilhelm Scream? No; and I'm ashamed I had to look that up, after all I've written and lectured on SFX! But, no.

It has been used in the Indiana Jones series. And you're OTRT. I'll go ahead and say that it's an Indy scene.
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Balin and all, I said that this one will be fun and quick, so I want to return to what I'd started to write to Balin before my computer froze.

Is the sound a background noise? Yes, and it's also a sound familiar to all fans of this movie. The fun here is in what caused the sound effect.
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is it a sound generated electronically?

is it the sound of something scraping against something else? is it the sound of something striking something else?

is it the noise of something vibrating? is it a noise captured from the stars?

is it the reverberation of the big bang?
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Is the sound effect a person speaking? shouting? laughing? a Group of people doing one of these?
Is the sound effect a whip crack? gunfire? sword "swooshing"? or sword clashing?
I'm referring here to what the sound is supposed to be in the film, rather than how it's actually made
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is it the sound of something falling?
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Is it from 'Raiders'? 'Temple of Doom'? 'Last Crusade'? 'Crystal Skull'?
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Shez wrote:
is it a sound generated electronically? No

is it the sound of something scraping against something else? is it the sound of something striking something else? You're quick off the mark! I'd say "scraping" - it's definitely a friction sound. Not striking, though.

is it the noise of something vibrating? is it a noise captured from the stars?

is it the reverberation of the big bang? I love these questions, but maybe you know more about Harrison Ford movies than I do? I really don't know what you're getting at.
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Plebeian wrote:

Is the sound effect a person speaking? shouting? laughing? a Group of people doing one of these?
Is the sound effect a whip crack? gunfire? sword "swooshing"? or sword clashing?

No to all, sorry - but great questions, and you've reminded me of another great film anecdote. I'll tell it later, OK?
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Shez added:

is it the sound of something falling?

It sure is! And yes, Ixoye, it's from Raiders.
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is it the noise of that big boulder rolling down the hill?
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Or the cave collapsing?

Is the sound made by movie equipment? (like a camera or boom) Inadvertently?
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is it the noise of that big boulder rolling down the hill? You've got it, Shez!

Or the cave collapsing?
Is the sound made by movie equipment? (like a camera or boom) Inadvertently? That's an interesting idea! There must obviously have been occasions of this happening.

But no, the sound editor came up with the notion, and for a hint, I'll add that he left set to record the noise. So he didn't use the sound stage set and crew; he had noticed something that he heard on a regular basis, and went and recorded that.

Oh, and sorry! I forgot to put my name in front of the title of this puzzle. Could a kind moderator help there?
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Was it something he heard on set? Indoors? Outdoors? Artificial? Natural? Rhythmic in any way?
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I think I know how they made the effect, so I will sit out of this one
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Was it something he heard on set? No
Indoors?
Outdoors? This
Artificial? This
Natural?
Rhythmic in any way? Like drumming? No
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(Balin, you're right, if you're thinking that the sound editor probably took no more than an hour out of his day.)
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was it made by running a marble round a jar?

was a toilet pan involved?
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was it made by running a marble round a jar?

was a toilet pan involved? I love these ideas! But no to both. Think of something much larger. Something that most people use every day. It was something that the sound editor used (outdoors, remember), probably every day, and that sound gave him the idea.
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Did he change the sound in any way? Slow it down? Speed it up? Is it the sound of a vehicle? A mechanical device?
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I believe unscrewing a jar inside a toilet bowl was used in the original War of the Worlds for when the martians emerge from their ship

opening a garage door? a car rolling?
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Galfisk wrote:

Did he change the sound in any way? Slow it down? Speed it up? Is it the sound of a vehicle? A mechanical device?

I don't think he needed to change it at all. And...

Shez wrote:


opening a garage door? a car rolling?


************* SPOILER **************







You both got it, yay!

The runaway boulder noise was the sound editor's Honda Civic rolling down his driveway. Good job, everyone!
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great puzzle Fiona kitteh, thanks
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Ahhh, nice one.
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Shez wrote:
I believe unscrewing a jar inside a toilet bowl was used in the original War of the Worlds for when the martians emerge from their ship.

Really? I haven't read that! That's great!

The few talks and papers I've given on the subject dealt with more recent (that is, 1990s) movies, to suit my audience(s).
I know of a couple of really neat sound effects used in the Terminator movies - esp T2. If a fair number of people here are familiar with, and want me to start a similar thread, I will.

Many thanks to all of you!
Fiona

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