Tuesday, September 02, 2008

In a World…Voiceless

While not exactly book related, this had to be posted.

You may have never heard of Don LaFontaine, but you’ve definitely heard his voice—his most famous voice over narration being “In a World…” The voice of “of more than 5,000 movie trailers and 350,000 commercials over the last three decades” (TVGuide.com); his vocal intonations are known the world over.

It was Don LaFontaine’s voice that we used to imitate in the bookstore whenever we would read bad back cover copy at the bookstore, and a day didn’t go by when one of us wouldn’t invoke “In a World…” in all his deep toned glory. Though this may sound weird to admit, it is Don LaFontaine’s voice that narrates every teaser snippet and back cover copy I still read today, and I’m saddened to hear that his voice will be silenced for the future even though it will live forever on in movies, television and in my own mind.

Don, you’ve left this world voiceless and we will miss you.

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