Journal: News & Comment

Monday, July 18, 2005
# 2:04:00 PM:

Screaming at the sky

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Something I've always wondered: What is the origin of the cliché when a leading character in a movie or TV show finds out some horrible secret ("I am your father"), and then screams to the sky "Noooooooooo!" (echoing), usually as the camera zooms upward away from him?

I've seen it parodied dozens of times, from The Simpsons to Toy Story 2. George Lucas even used it un-ironically in the last Star Wars movie (without the zoom), but when did it happen the first time?


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