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Iconic movie sounds

  • 07-01-2022 10:23pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,294 ✭✭✭ Heckler


    Movie has to be identifiable from the sound only, no dialogue/score/soundtrack.

    Just after watching Ghostbusters Afterlife so:

    1. Ecto 1 siren and proton pack powerup

    2. Lightsaber

    Anymore ?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭ chiefwiggum


    Tie fighter noise



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭ chiefwiggum





  • Registered Users Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭ chiefwiggum


    Predator noise



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,921 ✭✭✭ The Raging Bile Duct


    The Wilhelm scream:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,053 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    There was a noise in the original Doom videogame I always used to hear in films, it sounds like something being launched kind of and then an explosion.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,514 ✭✭✭ chiefwiggum


    Robocop footsteps



  • Registered Users Posts: 95 ✭✭ Calculator123


    A interesting question. Two that sprung to mind were the Velociraptor from Jurassic Park or the transporter in Star Trek.


    Sci Fi probably probably lends itself best to this challenge although almost all suggestions so far relate to franchises rather than a distinct movie, so have become ingrained in our heads over time.

    Really highlights how much we depend on the score as the definitive sound of a film.



  • Registered Users Posts: 16,758 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    The Great Escape, cooler scenes and the baseball

    A belief in gender identity involves a level of faith as there is nothing tangible to prove its existence which, as something divorced from the physical body, is similar to the idea of a soul. - Colette Colfer



  • Registered Users Posts: 773 ✭✭✭ j14


    Darth Vader breathing sound.


    There's a lot of Star Wars here. 🤣



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,255 ✭✭✭✭ ~Rebel~


    Slightly contentious, since it could maaaybe be argued as score, but—

    Bill & Ted’s air guitar’ing.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,755 ✭✭✭✭ CastorTroy


    Would the Close Encounters 5 notes count as soundtrack/score or just sounds?

    Same for the Cosmic Key notes in Masters of the Universe. (Hey, I liked that film)

    Franchise wise we have the Transformers transforming sound.

    And I know not a film but one tv sound I could easily identify would be Sam leaping in Quantum Leap.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,382 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude


    The helicopters at the start of Apocalypse Now. :)

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,168 ✭✭✭ JoeA3





  • Registered Users Posts: 626 ✭✭✭ Wedwood


    The 20th Century Fox fanfare: Star Wars unofficial intro.



  • Registered Users Posts: 208 ✭✭ Fallout2022


    Raging Bull - the slowed down thudding punches intermixed with the camera clicks.



  • Registered Users Posts: 41 ArtfulPodger


    The first time I heard the T Rex roar in the first Jurassic Park was pretty awesome and iconic.

    The car revving noises and electricity sounds before the Delorean hit 88mph



  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 72,734 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home


    The muffled crashing sound of Wiley Coyote hitting the bottom of a canyon. Also, the "meep meep" of the Roadrunner.

    Also, the screech of the violins in Psycho in the murder scene.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,251 ✭✭✭ Loveinapril


    The icy crack of the door of the Delorean opening in Back to the Future.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,758 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    the tripods in War of the Worlds was another good one, and while not a sound in the movie, the bell in Top Gun

    A belief in gender identity involves a level of faith as there is nothing tangible to prove its existence which, as something divorced from the physical body, is similar to the idea of a soul. - Colette Colfer



  • Registered Users Posts: 26,255 ✭✭✭✭ ~Rebel~


    The Grudge’s gurgling groaning vocal fry.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,842 ✭✭✭✭ B.A._Baracus




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,595 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    The spurs scene from The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.




  • Registered Users Posts: 16,758 ✭✭✭✭ silverharp


    ^^^ have to add then the spurs scene from Kelly's Heroes

    A belief in gender identity involves a level of faith as there is nothing tangible to prove its existence which, as something divorced from the physical body, is similar to the idea of a soul. - Colette Colfer



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,912 ✭✭✭ Ger Roe


    The hand held communicator 'chirp' from Star Trek. (TV series and films).



  • Registered Users Posts: 58 ✭✭ BrenMar


    The Zulu war chant in Zulu.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,382 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude


    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



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