The Industry Voice

Friday, December 25, 2009


For more than 40 years Don LaFontaine was the voice of the film preview. His sonorous, gravelly, ignore-me-at-your-peril delivery became virtually synonymous with the movie trailer. We originally aired this tribute to his career shortly after his death in September of 2008.

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Comments [8]

Taylor Oliphant

The title of the report is called The Industry Voice, it was aired on December 25, 2009. The writer of this report is basically explaining how many people aren't as enthusiastic about going to the movies due to the death of Don LaFontaine. The entire report is a tribute to him.

The reporter uses classic clips of Mr. LaFontaine speaking in order to lighten up the audience and to pay a tribute to him. Whenever the reporter would say something, he would have a classic clip or Mr. LaFontaine ending his sentence to have somewhat of a comical effect. The reporter was trying to make sure that Mr. LaFontaine was and will be remembered in a positive light.

I felt as though this report was very interesting. I really appreciated the fact that they paid a tribute to Mr. LaFontaine and his talent.

May. 10 2011 12:55 PM

missed but the greatest sometimes get replaced but never forgotten.

I really liked the report and think that the technique they used in the report to get the listeners attention was very clever. the sound bits the y used were also very useful in inform people who might not know Don Lafontaine.

Apr. 19 2011 01:32 PM

The tittle of our news report is called The industry Voice and it aired december 25,2009. This news report was basically about how our community or people in general have become less inspired to to go to the movies because the voice of previews has passed away. His voice induced a sense of fear seriousness and even comedy. His name was Don Lafontaine he passed away last year and is sincerely missed.I think the reporter makes a very valid point but in my opinion its not the previews that are lacking inspiration its the prices. The price of a movie ticket averages at about nine dollars and fifty cents after six p.m and seven dollars and fifty cents before six. thats outrageous if you me.This report is basically a tribute so i can understand the point there trying to get across.
Regardless of the era we are in there is always new talent it might not meet the standards of the as we say “old school” but with a new era there are new expectations.The infamous Don Lafontaine will always be

Apr. 19 2011 01:31 PM
delayne wilson

it was a good report the women had a lot of character in her voice

Apr. 15 2011 02:39 PM
donyea johnson

i think this report paid good tribute to Don

Apr. 15 2011 02:38 PM
martia carroll from broadcasting class

i think this was a very good and informative report

Apr. 15 2011 02:36 PM

this announcer voice would be a very cool job if i had the voice i would love to have such a job. plus pretending to be your friends dad would be fun.

Nov. 15 2010 11:36 AM
Eric Winick from Brooklyn

Hi guys. Hard to believe you didn't include clips of his parody of himself for the trailer for Jerry Seinfeld's film COMEDIAN ("In a world... NO 'IN A WORLD,' DON."). One of the all-time LaFontaine classics. He will be sorely missed. In a world without the foreboding tones of DLaF, our filmgoing will be considerably less exciting.

Dec. 28 2009 11:31 AM

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