Voice 53 – Courtney B. Vance

Good God. This voice is a thing of beauty.

Thanks Maurice for the rec.

 

Now as Maurice said he had trouble finding a video where ole Courtney was all on his lonesome, I decided I’d give the only video he could find top billing in tribute to his effort. But if you click on the More tab, you will be able to watch another video of this guy, that possibly qualifies as my absolute favourite soothing voice video in a very long time, possibly ever. More

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Voice 41 – Isabelle Adjani

Obvo, she’s French innit?

Check her out in La Reine Margot and Camille Claudel if you haven’t already. Clips from both if you read on.  More

Voice 39 – Alyson Hannigan (as Willow Rosenberg)

What the hell am I saying, of course there’s a soothing voice presence on Buffy, in the form of shy retiring witch Willow.

Though I tell you this, it is extremely bloody hard to find a video of Willow actually talking (rather than lots of cuts of her mooning into the middle distance – not that kind of mooning – while sad music plays) and where she isn’t either saying “So’s your face” or stripping someone’s skin off. So thank me for my hard work here.

Voice 24 – John Cassavetes

Not often very quiet, but when he is, he has a voice like toffee. Watch this remarkable rant in relation to his film Opening Night, in which he slams Hollywood, consumer society, lazy audiences and gratuitously violent movies, and I challenge you not to be hypnotised by the end.

More videos after the jump. More

Voice 22/23 – Little Catinca Untaru/Lee Pace

The Fall is a labour of love/self indulgent vanity project (depending on who you ask) from director Tarsem – previously a music video and commercials director who poured his own money into this 4 year project. Predictably, the flights of fancy are never quite thrilling enough to really carry you away, but the movie is saved by the really wonderful performances and pitch-perfect chemistry between stars Lee Pace and Catinca Untaru. Really, I could listen to them murmur all day. Another video after the jump. Read on

Voice 19 – Lauren Bacall

In Young Man With a Horn

The Big Sleep

And of course one of the most famous, and soothing, lines in the history of cinema. From the movie To Have and Have Not. Yeah, that’s right. Sexy can be soothing.

Voice 16 – Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) 2

Yeah I’ve done her already, but what can I do? Her voice is mental soothing. Here she is in a sneak peek for Season 3 of Fringe. The psychiatrist woman isn’t half bad either.

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