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November 21, 2005 12:02 PM   Subscribe

5 of the top men in their field (Quicktime Movie embedded) A non-stop thrill ride! A spectacle of sound, and now sight. Their voices are very familiar, and yet it's odd to see their faces.
posted by jefeweiss (28 comments total)

 
I think this was posted earlier (although the link in the old post no longer works).
posted by justkevin at 12:08 PM on November 21, 2005


Too bad about being a double, as it's funny. Very funny.
posted by GuyZero at 12:18 PM on November 21, 2005


Thanks for not transcending duality. I hadn't seen it.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:29 PM on November 21, 2005


never seen it before.

<3 <3 <3
posted by mrplab at 12:29 PM on November 21, 2005


The interesting thing about this meme is how slow-moving it's been. Usually when I see a meme that seems primed to get picked up by lots of the big blogs and linklogs, it's a flashfire of repeat linkage that goes away in a few days. I first saw this one months ago and it has been a slow but steady pace of new linkage. I see it pop up on another of my favorite sites every week or so.
posted by TunnelArmr at 12:32 PM on November 21, 2005


Coralized link directly to the mov.
posted by splatta at 12:49 PM on November 21, 2005


Well thank god this meme is a

slow burn thriller that will captivate your senses

then! Thanks for the post!
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:54 PM on November 21, 2005


I'm a n00b, and I thank you. I was amused by the first three, but when the fourth, the Disney guy, started speaking -- well, I thought it was a voiceover. I couldn't get the voice and the face to sync in my brain.

What this says about me I'm not sure, and probably don't want to know. Disgustingly awesome concept and video -- thanks.
posted by booksandlibretti at 12:57 PM on November 21, 2005


Tiny little .mov file, innit?

You can watch a larger RealPlayer version here, though...
posted by insomnia_lj at 12:59 PM on November 21, 2005


That...was amazing. As someone who visits the trailer site at Apple.com regularly, I instantly recognized those voices. Hilarious and something of a mindscrew to see them narrating their own activities.

Would love to see the concept taken further, perhaps a visit to their home, watch them narrate the making of a peanut butter sandwich... :)
posted by bullitt 5 at 1:06 PM on November 21, 2005


Would love to see the concept taken further, perhaps a visit to their home, watch them narrate the making of a peanut butter sandwich... :)

I'd pay so much money to see that... and no I didn't make the movie =(
posted by AspectRatio at 1:17 PM on November 21, 2005


I would think that for the security of all Hollywood marketing and myth making, those five guys shouldn't be allowed to travel in one automobile together. Didn't we learn enough from Patsy Cline or Buddy Holly?
posted by Peter H at 1:21 PM on November 21, 2005


I really enjoyed that also. Especially the Disney voice.
posted by Peter H at 1:22 PM on November 21, 2005


those five guys shouldn't be allowed to travel in one automobile together

Y'know, I was noticing that most of the gentlemen are getting up there in years. It has me wondering:

who will take their place in your heart as some of the most beloved characters ... of all time??
posted by WolfDaddy at 1:27 PM on November 21, 2005


That was fun -- and funny to boot. ("And hung like a horse!" "Rated R!" "Under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian!")
posted by pardonyou? at 1:28 PM on November 21, 2005


Don't know if it is just me but I have always wanted to know how these guys looked. Thanks jefeweiss!
posted by Catfry at 1:53 PM on November 21, 2005


Hey, that's Nick Tate!

Now it all makes sense. I'm glade that he's kept it going after 'Space:1999'.

('Farscape' appearances notwithstanding.)
posted by vhsiv at 1:55 PM on November 21, 2005


glade = glad
posted by vhsiv at 1:58 PM on November 21, 2005


another take on the same joke using the other voice-over guy. You know? The other guy?
posted by macmac at 2:34 PM on November 21, 2005


I'm sorry if it was a dupe, I looked around for it and I didn't see anything =). I'm glad I didn't get universally hosed, as it's my first time posting anything. I didn't recall seeing the movie before, but I've only been of the MetaFilter for about a year or so, and I might have missed it at any rate.

I thought it was exceedingly odd to see the faces behind the voices, so to speak. I agree with booksandlibretti, in that I thought it really didn't get weird until the Disney guy started talking. And then he skips off into the sunset at the end.
posted by jefeweiss at 2:58 PM on November 21, 2005


No apologies necessary! My first time seeing this and i loved it!
posted by storybored at 3:12 PM on November 21, 2005


The guy in the Comedian trailer is Hal Douglas. He calls on the phone in "5 men", to which Don LaFontaine says "who?"
posted by O9scar at 4:13 PM on November 21, 2005


you know, i thought that might be him, but i wasn't sure. thanks for the confirming my suspicion.
posted by macmac at 4:40 PM on November 21, 2005


My mind just got blown.
Thanks.
posted by aceyim at 4:59 PM on November 21, 2005


I've seen an interview with Don LaFontaine and he's got to be the most conceited person in Hollywood. Even bigtime movie stars have insecurity issues, but not this guy. "Opulent" would well describe his lifestyle.
posted by zardoz at 5:06 PM on November 21, 2005


reminds my of that skit from the cartoon "Monkey Dust." ... "but I'm a classically trained actor".
posted by Iax at 6:39 PM on November 21, 2005


I wish they had included the hands-down sexiest voice-over, er, voice. Her true identity is classified, but you may know her as Agent 99.
posted by rob511 at 7:44 PM on November 21, 2005


I was disappointed that James Earl Jones wasn't in there. That guy has a great voiceover voice.
posted by milnak at 9:30 PM on November 21, 2005


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