Interesting article on the sound design of the Star Wars movies and the recent Star Wars Battlefront game. Did you know, for example that:
The screech of the original TIE Fighter, for example, was the sound of an elephant, slowed down, and mixed with the sound of car rolling on wet pavement as recorded through a long tube.
There’s a scream that is featured in all the Star Wars films (so far as I know) and crops up as a bit of an in-joke in movies and cartoons everywhere. It’s called the Wilhelm Scream and there’s a compilation here.
Yes – it even shows up in Battlefront…