I wondered if this day would ever come, and it has. I love the movies. I especially love watching the previews so I can see the next movie that’ I’m going to see. Of course, the trailers paint a much different picture than the final product, but they’re almost their own little short film. The sound of those trailers will live on forever in my mind, but we won’t be hearing trailers the same way we used to. That mysterious deep voice rumbling beneath the action, mystery and horror of the movie preview has been extinguished with the death of Don Lafontaine. Ironically, he died when his lung collapsed. Who’s going to sell Hollywood now?
Oh, and thanks a lot Channel 12 for stealing the Geico advertisement campaign during the Olympic games with that really lame voice-over parody…or was that supposed to be serious? Nice try.
“In a world where Don LaFontaine no longer chills us to the bone comes the hilarious comedy by the people who brought you…”