Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Easter Egg - The Two Towers "Wilhelm"
In the movie go to the Helm's Deep section. I do not know the specific time or chapter for VHS or DVD but it occurs right around the part where the Orcs begin to scale the walls of the fortress. When the Orcs get to the top watch for the first person to be flung over the wall (I believe it is one of the Elf archers). An Orc picks him, and throws him over the front wall. There is a clear shot of this happening, and as he is thrown, you should hear a sort-of high-pitched scream coming from him.
The sound that you hear is referred to by sound editors as the "Wilhelm". I listened to a radio show that talked about this sound file. The origin of the sound itself is somewhat unknown, though it is done by a male (the person's name is unknown) and may have been recorded in a movie all the way back in the 30's or 40's. The amazing part about this sound file is that it seems many sound editors for movies try to sneak this sound into films.
The Two Towers is not the only film has that has used this sound. It is also used in Star Wars: Episode IV (there is already an egg listed for that). The radio show also said it was in Raiders of the Lost Ark but I can't remember where they said it was (you're welcome to find that one on your own). The fun part about this is that there are many films out there that probably have this sound file hidden in there somewhere.
And if it was used in The Two Towers, then it was also probably used in The Fellowship of the Ring. Happy hunting on that.
5.4/10 with 91 votes
||Chronic on 03-02-2004
The movie "The Two Towers"
Pictures and Videos
None posted yet. Send us yours
and be the first!