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In a world... now without a voice-over master, eh
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: September 02, 2008 02:30PM
Don LaFontaine, the voiceover king whose "In a world ..." phrase on movie trailers was much copied -- and much parodied -- has died, according to media reports. He was 68.

Story @ CNN:

[www.cnn.com]



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Re: In a world... now without a voice-over master, eh
Posted by: stephen
Date: September 02, 2008 02:34PM
He did a phenomenal job. Wish I had had the chance to work with him.
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Re: In a world... now without a voice-over master, eh
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 02, 2008 02:44PM
[www.youtube.com]





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Re: In a world... now without a voice-over master, eh
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: September 02, 2008 02:48PM
R.I.P.

I didn't know him by name, but that voice was so distinctive!



Mr. Lahey: A lot of people, don’t know how to drink. They drink against the grain of the liquor. And when you drink against the grain of the liquor? You lose.

Randy: What the @#$%& are you talking about?
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Re: In a world... now without a voice-over master, eh
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 02, 2008 03:02PM
Reading the stories about him, I love how he handled his career. a very savvy guy, who turned his voice and business acumen into a great asset for us all. His self-pardoy work also showed that he didn't take himself seriously, which is a mark of a fun person.

He will be missed.
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Re: In a world... now without a voice-over master, eh
Posted by: morlock
Date: September 02, 2008 03:11PM
Was a great guy to work with, definitely at the top of his craft. He came in once to do 26 Babylon 5/ Timetrax /Kung Fu spots, and was done in under 20 minutes'

He would travel beetween studios in a limo, and once told me it wasn't a status thing, it was the only way to fit in all the work he did. We would fax the copy to him at another studio, he would go over it in the limo on the ride over, and walk in without having to worry about parking. He was, without a doubt, the busiest VO at least in the LA area.

I almost choked the first time I saw the Blockbuster commercial where they were keeping him in a cupboard under the front desk.
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Re: In a world... now without a voice-over master, eh
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: September 02, 2008 03:19PM
Quote
Zoidberg
Don LaFontaine, the voiceover king whose "In a world ..." phrase on movie trailers was much copied -- and much parodied -- has died...l
The big dog may have gone to a better world, but he left a more than able band of compadres behind. 5 Men in a Limo
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Re: In a world... now without a voice-over master, eh
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: September 02, 2008 03:40PM
Againmoody smiley!?
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BGnR



"Good heavens, Miss Sakamoto! You're beautiful!"
"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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Re: In a world... now without a voice-over master, eh
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: September 02, 2008 04:11PM
In a world...
where nobody searches the forum....

winking smiley
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Re: In a world... now without a voice-over master, eh
Posted by: onthedownlow
Date: September 02, 2008 09:21PM
Posted it in the other thread, but figure why not here too: [www.youtube.com]

...Don and the other famous 'movie voice' guys doing a promo for an industry awards show.



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