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Great World of Sound (2007)

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When a man answers an ad to train as a record producer, he's excited by the prospect of signing undiscovered artists only to discover his new job isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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Martin
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Clarence (as Kene Holliday)
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Layton
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When a man answers an ad to train as a record producer, he's excited by the prospect of signing undiscovered artists only to discover his new job isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language
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30 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$6,129 (USA) (14 September 2007)

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$21,594 (USA) (26 October 2007)
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At the restaurant scene when the two main characters eat the chicken wings, the chicken wings themselves go back and forth between being bitten and unbitten. See more »

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Pam: Remember how, like, when you used to call people, either they were home or they weren't? You know, like, you got their machine? Now, everybody has a cell phone, but when you call people, it's like, they pick up even less.
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Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

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Go Back to Sleep
Written and Performed by Chris Cook
Published by Fatfried Music
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Simply the best independent film I've seen in a long while
15 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is disarmingly good.

I first saw it at the Atlanta Film Festival (where it won top honors) and got to participate in a Q&A with the director and one of the producers. He said some of the music performers in the movie answered an actual ad promising record label auditions. Some of them are also legitimate talents who knew they were acting in a movie. Also, his father actually was a "song shark" in the 70s for a bogus company like Great World of Sound.

Also, the two leads are amazing. I'm officially watching anything with Pat Healy in it (Just caught In Memory of My Father and loved every minute of it).

I'm unsure as to why this didn't take off like Little Miss Sunshine and Napolean Dynamite. I know it premiered at Sundance and got bought. It even has a strong musical element and I feel like Once was a big sensation that year as well. Very puzzling.

Regardless, this one outlives the hype --- definitely a must see.


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