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Old 07-17-10, 11:36 AM
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The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

What do you guys think?

List with examples here...

http://www.popcrunch.com/the-seven-m...sound-effects/


(sorry not enough time/too lazy to embed all the youtube examples )

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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

Sorry not enough time/too lazy to click on external links.
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

I'd have to put electrocution, lightning and thunder at the same time, and the shark in Jaws: the Revenge on that list as well.
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
Sorry not enough time/too lazy to click on external links.
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

The tornados that "growl" at the main characters in Twister
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

I love this Rollerball scene (a really good scene, in a really so-so movie, IMO). Please watch this clip from begining to end and listen for the sound effect.

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/d7Dfi-b-qns&hl=en_US&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/d7Dfi-b-qns&hl=en_US&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

I'd add cat noises to that. I immediately get annoyed when someone throws something across the street, out the window, etc. and you hear that cat noise. How many neighborhoods have lawns full of cats being hit by random objects? And, usually, I would guess that I cat would just run away rather than make a noise.
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

Originally Posted by troystiffler
I love this Rollerball scene (a really good scene, in a really so-so movie, IMO). Please watch this clip from begining to end and listen for the sound effect.
WTF, did they hit Wile E. Coyote or something?
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

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6. Magical Space Sound

This is the classic of unrealistic sound effects. Most people are aware that there is no sound in space, or rather, there’s too little for the human ear to detect, but movie after movie insists on adding explosions, gunshots, spaceship engines, and even seismic charges. Some rare movies like Serenity and 2001 actually get this right [....]
Actually, the movie Serenity gets it wrong and has sounds in the space. It's the original tv-series Firefly that preceded Serenity that gets it right and does not have sounds in space.
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

That clicking noise whenever someone raises their gun. Can't stand it.
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

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Actually, the movie Serenity gets it wrong and has sounds in the space. It's the original tv-series Firefly that preceded Serenity that gets it right and does not have sounds in space.
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Serenity only has sound during the space battle which they explain as being in the atmosphere of the ion cloud surrounding the planet and thus can create sound.
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

Originally Posted by girlnextdoor
The tornados that "growl" at the main characters in Twister
I'm pretty sure this is intentional. The movie follows the basic "monster movie" blueprint and is really just another JAWS imitation.


Tires squealing on sand/beach.
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

In the universe in which movies are set, every computer makes a beeping sound whenever it does anything. If you enter text, if a cursor flashes, if a window moves, there’s a beep. Can you imagine working in a cubicle in this version of reality? Your office would sound like an experimental electronica album from Germany.
I would love that. Kraftwerk's revenge!
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

I don't know to say if this is "inaccurate", more like cheesy- there's a very generic children laughing sound that's used in countless movies, commercials, tv shows. I can't think of any examples off the top of my head (only a theme park commercial I saw today used it) but I'm sure someone would know what I'm referring to.
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If I remember correctly, the gun shot sounds in most action movies actually have cougars roaring in the mix, slowed down and reverbed.
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Video-game sound effects in movies are really bad. They were using the Atari 2600 Pac Man sounds up until the late 90s if not further.
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

Originally Posted by Suprmallet
I would love that. Kraftwerk's revenge!


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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

Noooo!!!! The Bald Eagle part is heartbreaking. Maybe the Eagle they have in the youtube clip is Gay?

It reminds me of those old stories about how some Silent Film actors couldn't make it in Talkies because their voices didn't match their image.

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Whenever someone mentions that about silent films all I can think of is this clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuwZ5...eature=related
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

Originally Posted by girlnextdoor
The tornados that "growl" at the main characters in Twister
the giant asteroid growls like a deranged lion in 'Armageddon' too - how silly
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

Originally Posted by troystiffler
I love this Rollerball scene (a really good scene, in a really so-so movie, IMO). Please watch this clip from begining to end and listen for the sound effect.

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/d7Dfi-b-qns&hl=en_US&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/d7Dfi-b-qns&hl=en_US&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>
As someone who saw this in theaters, when the first use of the sound effect happens, my friend and I just simply lost it as we couldn't believed they used the "boing" sound effect. Then when they used it a second time, we couldn't stop laughing for another minute or two for the fact they had the audacity to use it a second time. John McTiernan deserves jail time for that piece of shit alone.
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

Originally Posted by troystiffler
I love this Rollerball scene (a really good scene, in a really so-so movie, IMO). Please watch this clip from begining to end and listen for the sound effect.

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/d7Dfi-b-qns&hl=en_US&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/d7Dfi-b-qns&hl=en_US&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>
Boinggggg? There should be no boing!
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

The SCHING sound whenever a knife is shown.
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

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The SCHING sound whenever a knife is shown.
Same with swords. That and the hammer cocking sound when someone simply points a gun irk me to no end.
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Re: The 7 Most Inaccurate Movie Sound Effects

Originally Posted by RocShemp
the hammer cocking sound when someone simply points a gun irk me to no end.

It's just absurd.

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