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Bloviating Zeppelin: A Legend Passes

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

A Legend Passes

A Legend has in fact passed:
You may not recognize the name Don LaFontaine but you definitely know the voice.

LaFontaine, who passed away Monday at the age of 68, was THE voice of movie trailers for almost 30 years.

The Minnesota-born LaFontaine reportedly voiced over 5,000 trailers and almost 350,000 commercials. He's responsible for the ubiquitous trailer-opening phrase: "In a world. . ."

Mr. LaFontaine, whilst possessing a voice of incredible magnitude, also possessed a humility about himself and his voiceovers, sometimes even parodying himself. Here is Don LaFontaine at work.

May he rest in peace.



Blogger Gayle said...

Thank you for posting the link to the video, BZ. What a charming and talented man he was! He may be gone, but his voice lives on.

God rest his soul.

Wed Sep 03, 08:32:00 AM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

Amazing at the talent work that we never hear of.

Wed Sep 03, 08:50:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Z said...

I got no sound :-(

Wed Sep 03, 09:01:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. I recognize the work, but never really ever heard of HIM. May he rest in peace.

Wed Sep 03, 10:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

He had a hell of a sense of humor too... Rest in Peace Sir!

Wed Sep 03, 06:57:00 PM PDT  

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