The 10 best 'In a world...' movie trailers
Wed Aug 14 2013
The late voiceover actor Don LaFontaine and his distinct baritone helped popularize the "In a world" movie trailer. Over the years, that three-word clause became a Hollywood industry cliché—and now it's the title of Lake Bell's directorial debut. Bell also stars as Carol, a vocal coach to the likes of Eva Longoria, who is overshadowed by her father, Sam, basically a LaFontaine-ish giant in the male-dominated business. With In a World... opening this week in Chicago, we hunted down ten of the best "In a world" trailers, some of which bear LaFontaine's trademark growl.
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Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
The line "In a world without gas…"
The line "In a world that's powered by violence..."
The line "Here, in a world where the sun burns cold and the wind blows colder…"
The Glass Shield (1994)
The line "In a world filled with violence, their only weapon is the truth."
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
The line "In a world where dreamers and believers are miraculously transformed into heavenly creatures..."
Jakob the Liar (1999)
The line "In a world where owning a radio was strictly forbidden, one man found a way to bring good news to his people."
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
The line "In a world fraught with corruption, four young boys united by fate, torn apart by destiny..."
Planet of the Apes (2001)
The line "In a world where freedom is history...brutality is law...the powerful rule by fear."
The line "In a world where laughter was king..."
Knights of Badassdom (2013)
The line "In a world within our world, they'd created a world unlike any other world."