Tuesday, September 02, 2008

In a World Without a Voice...

Don LaFontaine, the premiere movie trailer voiceover guy, has died. This is terrible news, as every movie trailer to use a different voice always sounds cheap and second-rate. Who will save us from a world where even the trailers for summer blockbusters sound like trailers for indie flops going direct-to-DVD?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard an interview of LaFontaine on Coast to Coast AM. His career began by accident when he and a friend were producing a radio spot and the voice-over guy failed to show up for the studio session. They were paying for the time so LaFontaine did the voice himself. Somebody heard the spot and liked it, tracked down LaFontaine and the rest is history. He said he had been totally unaware of his talent. Yours truly, W. Schmidt