The amazing story behind the sounds of Star Wars: Episode IV

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/04/03/the-amazing-story-behind-the-s.html

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His first task was to figure out Chewbacca’s voice…

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This is fantastic. One of the best documentaries i’ve watched in ages! Thanks @pesco :nerd_face:

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You don’t need a large mast and guy wires to make the laser sfx, just a slinky and a paper cup will do the trick.

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It was just called Star Wars at the time

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Dude, when I was a kid I too found out my slinky made blaster sounds.

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7Ipm73m

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#8

thank you. FIGHT THE POWER!

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#9

This one took me longer than I care to admit.

I was all like, “Bench bench”?

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I followed a duplicate neural path.

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CHAIR CHAIR CHAIR

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The same principle was used to create the 'Skeleton Ray" sound effect in War of the Worlds (1953). Instead of a slinky, a high tension wire was plucked while mic’ed.

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#13

No shame. I think some of us here would like to erase all memories of going to church.

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A minute into this, you think “Well, this is how I spend the next hour of my life.”

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