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Author Topic: [R.I.P.] In a World Without Don LeFontaine  (Read 168 times)

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[R.I.P.] In a World Without Don LeFontaine
« on: September 02, 2008, 01:59:34 pm »
Don LeFontaine, the ubiquitous "voiceover guy," has died:

http://www.avclub.com/content/newswire/r_i_p_don_lafontaine_trailer

EDIT: LaFontaine.  Ooops.
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[R.I.P.] In a World Without Don LeFontaine
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 02:41:44 pm »
Five Guys in a Limo:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JQRtuxdfQHw

Don is the first one in the car and does most of the narrating.
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The voice on the phone that Don blows off  - was his main East Coast competition, sometimes referred to as the "East Coast Voice of God".


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[R.I.P.] In a World Without Don LeFontaine
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 02:48:50 pm »
That clip is actually amazing because you can hear how the different qualities of voices are better for certain goals.

Thanks for that, Ed.

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[R.I.P.] In a World Without Don LeFontaine
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 02:54:19 pm »
Well,...considering how some GMs (me included) like to do character voices in their games for NPCs I was always kind of aware of different voice actors. I'm still working on my Peter Cullen sound-alike voice.


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For comparison, here is Hal Douglas , LaFontaine"s main rival doing that infamous COMEDIAN promo:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yXbFuNQwTbs
The return of 'You can't take the Sky From me!'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUn-eN8mkDw&feature=rec-fresh+div

This is what a really cool FANTASY RPG should be like :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-WnjVUBDbs

Still here, still alive, at least Seven years now...