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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

King of the Sea

posted by on September 2 at 16:19 PM

The sad death of Movie Trailer Master Don LaFontaine has me in a bit of a reflective mood today, resulting in me spending my day off going through my DVD collection in an attempt to find something that he didn’t do. ( Bloodsport? Yep. Did that one, too.) Dude was everywhere, managing to class up even those previews that featured “Who Let The Dogs Out?”. What more can be said, really?

As the deserved tributes pile up, though, allow me a moment to pay homage to the great Percy Rodriguez, who died last year at the age of 89. Although the Afro-Portuguese actor worked steadily on Broadway and television (including, apparently, some show about a Star Trek type deal, as one “Commodore Stone”), his crowning glory may be his voice-over work for the Jaws series, which raised the bar to a level that not even the great LaFontaine could ever quite match. I mean, dig that voice: rich, rolling, and, above all, genuinely amused at the prospect of scaring the living whiz out of moviegoers. Check it out:

Now that’s a set of pipes.

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The original was funnier but this one is ok.

Posted by former editor | September 2, 2008 4:29 PM

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