From the page: "âoeAnd one of them was that scream,â continues Burtt, âoebecause it had been used in half a dozen or more films like Charge at Feather River and Them and many westerns, Helen of Troy, and so on. So when I got to USC as a film student, another student named Richard Anderson and myself got a copy of the Wilhelm off a movie print and put it in our student film for fun and as kind of an homage. Then Richard and I both became sound editors after we left school, and I put [the Wilhelm] in Star Wars to kind of show off to him. And then he put one in Poltergeist â" and so I put one in Raiders â" and this went back and forth for 20 years and nobody noticed. George Lucas didnât say anything, Steven Spielberg didnât say anything. And then the internet came around and it suddenly came out into the open â" so now, I guess, itâs become folk art.â"