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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:20 pm 
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In the opening scene of the 1980 Flash Gordon movie Flash opens his car window and it is the same sound effect as the PowerLoader moving its arms. Pretty funny.

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I think the door-closing sounds in Aliens are stock effects as well. Also when the Dropship crashes into the Atmosphere Processing Station you see a large, thin piece of wreckage tumble towards camera that's accompanied by a sound that I've heard before, I think in the film 'Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun'. It sounds like it's probably a piece of scaffolding tube being thrown across a hard floor.

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There are stock sound effect records out there. When I worked at the ad agency we went nuts when we found some 20 year old vinyl records with sound effect tracks.

Honestly if we could have a good recorded chat with a sound effects engineer that worked on the films that would be awesome.

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Thanks guys, that all makes sense.

I would love to hear interviews with anyone that worked on the film. Sound designers, set dressers, even the tea cart lady would be great for stories about the production.

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There's a creaky gate/door sound effect that always leaps out at me when I hear it in a movie!
The other memorable one is the "Laser beam/forcefield" sound effect from the old Hanna Barbera cartoons...

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retrogarde wrote:
Thanks guys, that all makes sense.

I would love to hear interviews with anyone that worked on the film. Sound designers, set dressers, even the tea cart lady would be great for stories about the production.


That damn tea cart was a source of many a drama (so I have read). Let's hear it!!!


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My garage door sounds like the storm shutters sealing lol

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Kelly's Heroes, the sound of the Tank turrets swivelling round during the end skirmish was the same effect too!

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Kelly's Heroes, the sound of the Tank turrets swivelling round during the end skirmish was the same effect too!


YES! That's awesome!

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