9.03.2008

A World Without a Voice

Don LaFontaine has died.

I know what you are thinking, who the heck is that? To unravel this mystery, you must journey to a world where one man's voice has defined movies for an entire generation. That's right, he was the instantly recognizable voice-over king of the modern movie trailer.

In recent years, the clichés of movie trailers have been parodied so much that it has become a cliché to parody movie trailer clichés. But in honor of Mr. LaFontaine's legendary career, here is one of the original and best of such parodies, a short film which features five of our most famous voice-over artists sharing a limo ride. LaFontaine is the first to appear.

4 comments:

Ben said...

I love how they make fun of Disney-voiceover guy. And his skipping at the end. I think he's gonna get beat up before those awards ceremonies are over.

Krissy said...

Now I wonder who will be in charge of trailers that start with "in a world..." They'll never be the same, that's for sure...

Caitlinp said...

Oh, Donny. We'll miss you. Yes, the Disney guy and the never-ending lists. Perfect.

Scarlet said...

I saw this on MSN the day he died. it was so sad. Theatrical Trailers will never be the same.