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In A World…

Ever notice how most movie trailers begin with a male voice saying, "In a world…"? Well, that's not the only cliché in the voice over industry. In that world, women don't do the narrating. And that gender bias is something Carol (Lake Bell), the daughter of a famous voice over actor (Fred Melamed), wants to change. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: A
Sexual Content: C
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 93
Theater Release: 23 Aug 2013
Video Release: 21 Jan 2014
MPAA Rating: R
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

One of the most popular voice-over actors behind movie trailers, and a man who prefect the phrase, “In a world…”, is Don LaFontaine. How is his legacy used as a jumping off point for this script?.

Why aren’t women part of the movie trailer voice over industry? Are they less capable? Why are most GPS voices female? Where do these gender biases stem from?

There is one movie trailer voiced by a woman (for the 2000 movie Gone in 60 Seconds), but you have to listen carefully because Melissa Disney doesn’t get much time to talk.

Here’s a New York Times article that provides some additional insight into the voices of movie trailers.

And here’s a short film that puts the most famous voiceover artists in one limo.

This film features cameos of some famous faces including: Cameron Diaz, Demetri Martin, Ken Marino, Rob Corddry, Geena Davis, Nick Offerman and Eva Longoria.

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About the Reviewer: Rod Gustafson

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