Friday, March 04, 2005

That's Showbiz

Query letters are sent to Hollywood agents and studios to pitch movie script ideas. Some of them are worse than others. Lots worse. (via Memepool)

Remember the trailer for the Jerry Seinfeld movie Comedian, where the voiceover guy tries to shoehorn in every movie trailer cliche ("In a world...", "When everything you know is wrong...", "Now, more than ever...") in the book? I couldn't find an interview with that guy (Hal Douglas), but I did find two other interviews from the other top voice in movie trailers, Don "Thunder Throat" LaFontaine. He's done voicework for over 3,000 films, and you can hear him in action here. Hard to believe that In A World, Where Movies Are King... One Man... could be so recognized just by his voice.

Did you know Hollywood used to be called Hollywoodland? And that in the 1920s, there used to be a maintenance man whose sole job was to change the 4,000 light bulbs on the HOLLYWOOD(LAND) sign as they burned out? Interesting history of Hollywood's most famous landmark.

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