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The Story. Of A Man. A Man With A Voice Like No Other.

Topics: Popular Media | Add A CommentBy admin | September 3, 2008

Going to the movies will never be the same…

I’ve always dreamed of being the voiceover guy who does movie trailers. You know, “A story. About a noun. And a noun. Verbing in a noun, verbed adverb by a noun”. So I was sad to hear that Don LaFontaine, “king of the movie trailers”, passed away the other day. I think it would be fantastic if Hal Douglas – “the other” movie trailer guy – did a eulogy, but in lieu of that, I’ll settle for the clip at left in which Hal does the ultimate self-referential parody: an actual trailer for the Seinfeld movie “Comedian”. For a quick and entertaining Don LaFontaine biography, check out this five-minute clip on YouTube, largely narrated by – who else? Don LaFontaine.