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Voiceover King Don LaFontaine dead at 68


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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

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Posted September 02 2008 - 04:11 AM

"In a world where...." Passing away due to complications from a collapsed lung, LaFontaine was 68. The voice of over 5000 movie trailers and some 350,000 commercials. The voiceover king to a generation of moviegoers.
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#2 of 20 OFFLINE   ThomasC

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Posted September 02 2008 - 04:17 AM

Rest in peace, Don.

#3 of 20 OFFLINE   Lucia Duran

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Posted September 02 2008 - 04:36 AM

He had a fabulous voice. I can recognize it anywhere! He's the real voice of GOD you know!
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#4 of 20 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

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Posted September 02 2008 - 04:38 AM


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#5 of 20 OFFLINE   DavidPla

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Posted September 02 2008 - 05:34 AM



#6 of 20 OFFLINE   nolesrule

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Posted September 02 2008 - 05:51 AM

I always get a kick out of the 5 guys in a limo video. Movie trailers won't be the same without DLF.

#7 of 20 OFFLINE   Greg_C_T

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Posted September 02 2008 - 07:04 AM

What a great and distinctive voice he had. RIP, Don.

#8 of 20 OFFLINE   IanDP

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Posted September 02 2008 - 07:16 AM

Just think: Without Don, the first 10 minutes of your movie theater experience will never be the same.

#9 of 20 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted September 02 2008 - 09:48 AM

I remember when he did the voiceover for Halloween 4 The Return of Michael Myers back in 1988, hearing him say "Michael Myers" was more entertaining than Rob Zombie's entire movie lol.

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#10 of 20 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted September 02 2008 - 01:08 PM

Keith & David, Thanks for the videos!
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#11 of 20 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted September 02 2008 - 02:23 PM

5 guys i a limo was great thanks fr that.

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btw i always mix hal douglas' voice and Don's.

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#13 of 20 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted September 02 2008 - 03:10 PM


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#14 of 20 OFFLINE   Ed Moroughan

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Posted September 02 2008 - 03:30 PM

RIP Don. I've always enjoyed his Geico commercial. One of their funniest.

#15 of 20 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted September 03 2008 - 12:50 AM

RIP. Eh. In a way he signed off a the right time, I can't remember the last time I saw a trailer with a voice over. It seems the practice has all but vanished? -- H

#16 of 20 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted September 03 2008 - 01:51 AM


OK Holadem, do I need to croak if my job vanishes? Posted Image
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#17 of 20 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted September 03 2008 - 04:47 AM

How do you put the videos up like that?

#18 of 20 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted September 03 2008 - 04:53 AM


Go to a place like Youtube and on the right of the screen when your watching a video you'll see 'Embedded', just drag your mouse across the code to highlight, right click, copy it and paste the code in your post here and the video will be there when you submit.

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#19 of 20 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted September 03 2008 - 05:39 AM

you have to get the 6 or 7 digit code out of the emedded code and put it between [ YT][ /YT] without the spaces in the brackets.
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#20 of 20 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted September 03 2008 - 08:22 AM

Thanks guys!




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