Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Voice of movie trailers dies

Posted By on Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 10:00 AM

OK, movie previews will suck from now on. Check out this story:

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The omnipresent baritone and gravely bass undertones of Don LaFontaine's distinctive voice had the unique ability to seamlessly embellish big-screen kisses, slice through over-the-top explosions, perfectly pair with robust musical scores, glide alongside car chases and effortlessly co-star with any A-list talent in Hollywood.

"He was the originator of the modern voiceover for movie trailers," said voiceover artist Jim Tasker. "He is the standard for which all other voiceovers for movie trailers are measured. For the past 30 years, his voice has been the gauge for all of us in the industry."

Pretty sad. Read the full article here.

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