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8 items from 2010

Brian Trenchard-Smith on "The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad"

9 December 2010 8:00 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

A generation of baby boomers were forever enchanted by a passel of fabulous monsters in this now-classic fantasy hit. After years of working on Sam Katzman B pictures, FX genius Ray Harryhausen and his producer Charles Schneer moved up the ladder with a comparatively larger budget but still economical Arabian Nights adventure whose sleeper success spawned another two decades of Harryhausen magic. An enthusiastic Art Gilmore hawks the spectacle in this pre-release promo reel, almost a short subject in itself. Oddly, when this was reissued in 1975, Dynamation became Dynarama! »

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Video: Could Inception Have Been a '50s B-Movie?

5 October 2010 8:10 AM, PDT | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Here's a pretty great fan-made video that re-imagines Inception as a '50s sci-fi flick, complete with a collage of narration from the late, great Art Gilmore. Really, if you think about it, the plot sounds exactly like fodder for the out-there B-movies that were being cranked out at the time. Maybe the best thing about this trailer is seeing how the music, voice-over, titles and grainy black-and-white can make super-expensive scenes look like they belong in an Ed Wood movie. That zero-g elevator scene still looks cool, though. »

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Recommended: Art Gilmore Movie Trailers

4 October 2010 3:38 PM, PDT | | See recent IFC news »

In honor of the great trailer voiceover artist Art Gilmore, who died last week at the age of 98, /Film compiled a post of thirty-seven trailers whose soundtracks were graced by Gilmore's booming, authoritative tones. Here, for example is the coming attraction for "Robinson Crusoe on Mars":

Gilmore never achieved the notoriety of some of his successors, but thanks to websites like YouTube and Trailers From Hell, his work lives on. His voice is confidence personified, a perfect pitch man. When he told you a motion picture was "unforgettable for its spectacle and scope" or "a perfect tale of romantic intrigue," you believed him. Though trailer voiceovers have long since aged into cliche -- more and more rely on title cards instead -- Gilmore's work recalls a simpler time when it was okay to be sincerely excited about a movie. Try to imagine any film trailer today (except maybe one »

- Matt Singer

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Legendary Voice of Trailers Art Gilmore Dead at 98

4 October 2010 2:45 AM, PDT | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Art Gilmore, whose iconic voice narrated thousands of trailers from Dumbo to Rear Window to I Married a Monster from Outer Space, died recently from age-related causes at 98. Gilmore narrated over 2,700 trailers starting in 1950 and also served as a television announcer for The George Gobel Show, The Red Skelton Show, Mackenzie's Raiders, Men of Annapolis and Highway Patrol. As a memorial, take a trip down memory lane with two great trailers featuring Gilmore's voice after the jump. »

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Art Gilmore, Movie Trailer Voice Over Legend of the 1950’s and 1960’s, Has Died

3 October 2010 11:17 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

You might recall that Don Lafontaine, the man who provided the voiceover for many of the movie trailers from the 1980's, 1990's and the 2000's had died two years ago at age 68. While Ladontaine was the defining voice of modern movie trailers, a man named Art Gilmore was known as the voice of the classic movie trailers of the 1950's and 1960 era of movie trailers. I am sad to report that this veteran voice over announcer has died of old age on September 25th at age 98. Gilmore got his start on radio in the 1930s, and moved on to television in the 1950's, serving as announcer on "The George Gobel Show", "The Red Skelton Show", "Mackenzie's Raiders," "Men of Annapolis" and "Highway Patrol." He began providing voice overs for movie trailers in 1950, and has been heard on more than 2,700 trailers. Gilmore was heard in films as »

- Peter Sciretta

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Votd: 37 Movie Trailers Featuring Art Gilmore

3 October 2010 11:15 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Last week, Art Gilmore, the voice of many of the movie trailers from the 1950's and 1960's died at age 98. His voice has been heard on more than 2,700 trailers. We have rounded up a compilation of 37 trailers featuring Gilmore's famous voice over, embedded after the jump. “Radar Men from the Moon” (1952) Republic serial trailer. “Invaders from Mars” (1953) D: Wm. Cameron Menzies. Paranoid. “Cinecolor”. “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954) in “3-D”. “War of the Worlds” (1953) George Pal “The Conquest of Space” (1955) George PalThe Blob” (1958) Steve McQueen. “I Married a Monster from Outer Space” (1958) “I Was a Teenage Frankenstein” (1957) Whit Bissel. “The Amazing Colossal Man” (1957) “Rodan” (1957) Japanese follow-up to “Godzilla”. “Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory” (1961) “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” (1964) “Dumbo” (1941) “Gilda” (1946) Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford “It’s A Wonderful Life” (1946) Jimmy Stewart D: Frank CapraShe Wore a Yellow Ribbon” (1948) John Wayne D: John Ford “Mighty »

- Peter Sciretta

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The Voice Of Hollywood Is Stilled

28 September 2010 5:53 PM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

Art loaned me this sweet photo of him with protean radio actress Lurene Tuttle taken in the late 1930s outside of CBS in Hollywood. For several decades, Art Gilmore was the voice of Hollywood—or so it seemed. He narrated so many coming-attractions trailers that it almost seemed as if he’d cornered the market. When a tribute to him was mounted at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater some years ago the trailers ranged from Alfred Hitchcock classics to schlocky teen and sci-fi films of the 1950s. He always struck just the right note. In fact, reading these scripts came so quickly… »

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Michael Lehmann on "The Killing"

11 March 2010 8:00 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

A racetrack robbery goes awry in this pivotal noir. This was Kubrick's first real Hollywood movie, populated by a cast of iconic character actors and presented in an intricate, almost experimental non-linear style. Written by noir novelist Jim Thompson, who was held over to cowrite Kubrick's next, Paths of Glory. Famous trailer voice Art Gilmore narrates the film uncredited, although the trailer itself has no narration. »

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