Voice Over Movies

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  1. Andy_B

    Andy_B Stunt Coordinator

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    ok, I don't why exactly, but I enjoy voice over movies quite a bit.

    Some of the ones I like include

    Casino, Fight Club, Boiler Room, Goodfellas, Jerry McGuire and Private Parts.

    I am looking for some other voice over titles to try. Any suggestions?

    Thanx!

    Andy
     
  2. Todd Terwilliger

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    Certainly A Christmas Story.
     
  3. Ken_McAlinden

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    I would recommend three Kubrick films: A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, and Full Metal Jacket. The way the narrator's voice plays against the characters' actions in Barry Lyndon is often very droll in a film that is generally not recognized as comedic unless one pays close attention.

    Another obvious choice is Apocalypse Now.

    The Coen Brothers have used narration humorously & effectively in some of their films as well including Raising Arizona and the Big Lebowski ("The dude abides")

    Sunset Boulevard has a famously interesting approach to narration.

    Lots of detective films feature narration. The two best actors for it were, IMHO, Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum. This type of narration was parodied by Mitchum himself in a Saturday Night Live sketch and, of course, the Police Squad and Naked Gun films took the "Dragnet" narration approach to its logical extreme with humorous results.
     
  4. Richard Kim

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    Any of Terrence Malick's films, especially The Thin Red Line, in which they allow the audience to get into the mindset of each soldier as he meditates on life and death in the midst of nature and war.
     
  5. Andy_B

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    Another one I enjoyed was Stand by Me
     
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    Apocalypse Now

    The Thin Red Line

    Casino

    Bringing Out the Dead

    The Shawshank Redemption
     
  7. Matt Stone

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    All good picks, I sure hope another good one comes out soon
     
  8. AbelM

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    The Shawshank Redemption (sp?) (It's late) was an awesome movie, loved it!!!

    How about Me, Myslef, & Irene...not that great, but has it...
     
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    The Royal Tenebaums & High Fidelity come to mind.
    How come no one has mentioned Blade Runner yet? [​IMG]
     
  10. Matt Stone

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    I'm still trying to figure out what my favorite is. I really love Goodfellas, Fight Club, Shawshank, Boiler Room, jeez...all of them really. I think I'd have to pick Fight Club as my overall fav though...
     
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