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Old 01-05-11, 02:40 PM
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Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

I just realized there haven't been many theatrical trailers lately with the VoiceOver guys. In a world where... One man... Etc... Have they gone out of fashion?
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

The guy died.
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

Aside from Don LaFontaine dying, I think that type of trailer has just gone out of style. It got to be a joke, since every studio was doing pretty much the same thing, copying each other.

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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

Trailers didn't stop using voice over guys. Don LaFontaine simply stopped using mortality.

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Aside from Don LaFontaine dying, I think that type of trailer has just gone out of style. It got to be a joke, since every studio was doing pretty much the same thing, copying each other.
... okay, that's the REAL answer.
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

"In a world..."
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

I'm surprised this guy's workload didn't quadruple when Don passed away: http://www.ashtonsmith.com/trailer.html

Since Hal Douglas doesn't seem to be very active anymore, Ashton Smith is the last guy I still strongly think of as Movie Trailer Voice-Over Guy.
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

Originally Posted by FinkPish View Post
Aside from Don LaFontaine dying, I think that type of trailer has just gone out of style. It got to be a joke, since every studio was doing pretty much the same thing, copying each other.
I know it's been a running Hollywood joke, but in my modern movie watching/theater going experience I can't remember any trailers that used it seriously.
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

Percy Rodriguez also died a few years back. He voiced the trailer for Jaws, among many others.

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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

Originally Posted by Numanoid View Post
The guy died.
Pretty much.
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

Maybe they can use the Homeless guy for voice overs.
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

I thought I just seen a recent trailer that had a voice over guy and even thought, "wow, haven't heard anyone do this recently". It sounded out of place and kinda generic.

I have to say, I have seen a ton of bad trailers recently.
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

Originally Posted by FinkPish View Post
Aside from Don LaFontaine dying, I think that type of trailer has just gone out of style. It got to be a joke, since every studio was doing pretty much the same thing, copying each other.
Yeah, now they're just copying each other by not using a VO.

I always liked the guy who was the voice of The WB network back in the day. Anyone know who that is?
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

This guy?



I never noticed before, but his lower lip sort of makes it look like he has major wood.
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

The "voiceover" trailer has gone way out of style.

Now it's all text and dramatic dips to black. I swear to god....some trailer editor out there needs to realize that not every transition needs to fade in and out of black and I'll be a lot happier.
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

I always thought that Peter Cullen (voice of the current Optimus Prime, the 80's cartoon Prime, Eeyore and a million other cartoon characters) was one of those "in a world guys". Actually, after watching that video above, I guess I thought when I heard Don LaFontaine, I thought it was Peter Cullen.
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Re: Have trailers stopped using the VoiceOver guys

Originally Posted by whoopdido View Post
I always thought that Peter Cullen (voice of the current Optimus Prime, the 80's cartoon Prime, Eeyore and a million other cartoon characters) was one of those "in a world guys". Actually, after watching that video above, I guess I thought when I heard Don LaFontaine, I thought it was Peter Cullen.
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