Sunday, September 7, 2008

Don La Fontaine "The Voice" 1940-2008

In a world without Don LaFontaine...

From Wikipedia:

Donald LaFontaine (August 26, 1940 – September 1, 2008) was an American voiceover artist famous for recording more than 5,000 movie trailers and hundreds of thousands of television commercials, network promotions, and video game trailers. His nicknames included "Thunder Throat" and "The Voice of God".[1] He became identified with the phrase "In a world…", which has been used in movie trailers so frequently that it has become a cliché. He parodied this cliché several times, most recently in a commercial for GEICO insurance.

1 comment:

Landon Erp said...

It's a great loss, I'll never forget the "Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy" trailer where he poked fun at himself by saying something to the effect of.

"A film which needs an introduction from a man who sounds like a seven foot giant who has been smoking since childhood."