A recent article on slashdot discusses how the original THX sound that is played before a movie (bwuuuuuuuuuuwaaaanng) was created by Andy Moorer using 20,000 lines of C code. Many comments on the article argued that this explanation was improbable and one went so far as to offer an alternative solution:
George Lucas: How’d you make that sound Andy?
Andy Moorer: We electrocuted a sperm whale.
George Lucas: God damn that sounds great.
Andy Moorer: [Giggles] I *know*
George Lucas: Thing is… we need a story that’s not going to bring those Greenpeace punks down on top of us.
Andy Moorer: I coded the sound with 20,000 lines of C?
George Lucas: Nice. Let’s go with that.
Posted by Red Scott @ 11:21 am