To the sound of the closing doors

click is a slight sharp sound, such as that  of a camera making a photo. 

ding dong is the sound of a doorbell. 

knock-knock is the sound of striking with a sounding blow. as in knocking on a door.

kreeen is the sound of a small door opening.

clack is to make an abrupt striking sound or series of sounds, such as footsteps. 
it is also a cry of a specific bird, other birds cluck  and cackle.

bang is the sound of a door closing.

mutter is to speak almost inaudibly with closed lips.

mum is a sound with closed lips not wanting to speak.

grrrr is a growl, a low, guttural vocalization produced by predatory animals warning others, as a sign of aggression, or to express anger. 

grrrr is also a low dull rumbling noise emitted by a human being when being  discontent with something or angry. this human sound is often termed groaning.

splat is the sound of thunder, a loud rumbling or crashing noise heard after a lightning flash due to the expansion of rapidly heated air.

whack is a try or attempt, a specified share of or contribution to something, or a large quantity or amount. it is also the sound of a forceful strike with a sharp blow.
scream is to utter a shrill piercing cry. 

screams attributed to eagles in films are usually the call of a Red-tailed Hawk; dubbed in these films for dramatic effect. Anyways, Bald Eagles squeak and have a shrill cry, punctuated by grunts.

clack is the sound of a late 19th century gun being closed after loading.

beat, drip, drop, drum, kerplunk, lash, patter, pelt, pink, plop, ponk, rat-a-tat tat, rattle, shatter, slap, slash, splash, splat, splatter, splish, splosh, slosh are sounds of rain.

gulp is to gasp or choke, as when taking large drafts of a liquid. or to swallow eagerly, or in large drafts.

ahhhhhhh is the sound of an expressed pain. it is also the sound uttered after the first drink of soda.

gargle is to force exhaled air through a liquid held in the back of the mouth, with the head tilted back.

snap is to make a cracking sound, such as snapping your fingers, or the sound of a camera making another photo; in fact it is the sound of the shutter.

whirr is to move swiftly with a vibratory sound, for instance of a small electric motor,  or an electronic film transport in an analog camera. 

zoom is to speed along with a low hum or buzz. also: to focus a camera on an object using a zoom lens.

boo-hoo is the sound of a person crying.

oooaughoaua is a coughing sound, used by a female character; she makes this sound when clearing her throat, perhaps in disgust and/or satisfaction as well as in times of awkward silence to ease the tension. sometimes it is accompanied with a saying such as “god that’s cute” while she unknowingly destroys the property of others. 

tlick - tlock tlick - tlock is the sound of a ticking clock. 

tluck….tlock is the sound of a leaking faucet.

plop is a sound such as that of an object dropping into water with not that much of a splash.

woop woop is the sound of a police car in the United States. Police often use the siren intermittently. Also spelled whoop whoop.

screech is the sound of car tires on dirt roads. then when it will brake it should squeak.

splatter, squish, splash, splish, are the sounds of walking through puddles.

— here we will need another ding dong or a knock-knock, a clack and a bang —

woof is a noise made by a dog.
caw and cah sounds are made by crows.

pooof is the sound of chewing gum bubble popping.

boff is the sound of a hit or punch, or a big laugh, or a line in a film that elicits such a laugh. 

bazinga is an interjection similar in meaning to fooled you! or gotcha!, after a prank.

kekekeke is an old fashioned laughter.

arghhhh is an exclamation of annoyance, exasperation, or another negative factor. 

reek is the sound of a squeaky metal hinge.

slam is the loud sound of a door closing. 

varoom is the roaring sound made by a motor at high speed.

stop is an order screamed by a director who they does not like what his cast (or crew) is doing.

whiff is a quick puff or slight gust especially of air, odor, gas, smoke, or spray.

shush is a command to be quiet, often paired with holding the index finger vertically against the lips.

lub-dub-lub-dub-lub-dub is the sound of a beating heart. this seems the most common spelling, used in medical texts. also: dup-dup; ba bum; plop-plop; thud-thud; pop-pop; Sometimes the heart is said to throb.

sound is the sensation stimulated in the organs of hearing vibrations in the air or other medium. such sensations considered as a group. an actual sound is sound that is created by something or someone visible on the screen or whose source is implied to be present by the action of the film. !

dub is a combined sound made of multiple sound components. it also refers to automatic dialog replacement of a new language. 

bye is the transfer of a competitor directly to the next round of a competition in the absence of an assigned opponent. goodbye is 16th century contraction of God be with you!, with good substituted on the pattern of phrases such as good morning. it is used to express good wishes when parting or at the end of a conversation. 

psst is the sound uttered to get a person’s attention without alerting others, to tell a secret for example. often followed by a whisper.


* all lines were taken from posts on the internet.

Presented at the opening of the 10th Forum Expanded, Berlinale, 4.2.2014. Forum Expanded is curated by Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (head curator), Anselm Franke, Nanna Heidenreich, Bettina Steinbrügge and Ulrich Ziemons.