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  ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ (The Movie)  
Posted 2005-12-12 by Tony Walsh
I was hoping The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe would be a gripping and inspiring movie adaptation of the book, but it was no Lord of the Rings. Instead, it was the filmic equivalent of bad sex, going through all the motions without passion, soul, or real satisfaction. Granted there are some great little moments in the movie, but I blame the director and screenwriter for this lacklustre effort. The actors didn't have much to work with, although they certainly tried hard enough.

And, always with the video games angle, I noticed that at a key point during the movie, a monstrous leader of the "bad-guy" army bellowed two of the main sound-effects used for all of World of Warcraft's bears. Made me wish I was playing WoW instead of seeing a bland movie.
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Comment posted by Torley
December 12, 2005 @ 12:44 pm
LOLEX... what a hilarious review, what a great analogy. Well, that's one I won't be seeing.

I wonder if those bear sounds were originally sound-designed for WoW or if they came from another source, like a stock library and perhaps tweaked some?

The mind boggles.
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
December 12, 2005 @ 12:53 pm
Stock sounds, for sure. I have worked with 3 main set of sound disks over the years in content-production, and I hear these sounds used all the time in other entertainment products. Stock sounds are good for low-budget productions, but bad because they can be recognized by someone with a good ear.
Comment posted by Torley
December 12, 2005 @ 1:20 pm
Yeah... reminds me of samplespotting when doing techno music. Altho, one of the neatest things for me would be to hear a sound sampled and resampled and reresampled into new productions, each generation taking on a new layer of character.

Hey, at least it wasn't a Wilhelm scream. ;)
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
December 12, 2005 @ 1:26 pm
No Wilhelm scream, but I did hear an eagle scream used in the Tarzan animated series (circa late 1970s) by Filmation. That's another sound effect that gets a lot of usage.
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