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Great World of Sound (2007)

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

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Craig Zobel
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pat Healy ... Martin
Kene Holiday ... Clarence (as Kene Holliday)
John Baker ... Shank
Robert Longstreet ... Layton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Chapman Matt Chapman
Brent Dunn Brent Dunn ... Performer (Sea of Cortez / Cello)
Frances Green Frances Green ... Restaurant Patron
James Green James Green ... Bartender
Libertad Green Libertad Green ... Waitress
Michael Harding ... Fred
Barlow Jacobs ... Henry
Carver Johns Carver Johns ... Walter
Rebecca Mader ... Pam
Missy Palmer Missy Palmer ... (as Melissa Palmer)
Tricia Paoluccio ... Gloria
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

They're coming to make you a star!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O thavmastos kosmos tou ihou See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,129, 16 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,594, 26 October 2007
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Production Co:

GWS Media, Plum Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

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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The One That Got Away
Written and Performed by Chris Cook
Published by Fatfried Music
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The feel-bad comedy of the year!
15 January 2013 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

Although this is a very good movie, it's hard to say I "enjoyed" it because it's so painfully accurate. The world is full of dreamers and predators. This movie uses the music industry (perfect setting!) to illustrate the sad state of this "food chain".

How, you ask, could this be a comedy? It doesn't have many big zingers, no silly hijinks, it's not a satire. The best description is to say it's like a documentary or reality show, exposing the two-facedness of good intentions. not exactly "haha funny" but funny in a sinister way that's hard to describe.

The comedy comes mostly from the colorful characters and sheer bizarreness of the situations. In that respect it's kind of like "Pulp Fiction", the hyper-violent, disturbing Tarantino film which manages to be a comedy due to the colorful characters in the story. Like in "Pulp Fiction", here we get a lot of corny banter between the main characters Martin & Clarence, and all the while they're doing horrible things to innocent people's dreams.

Unlike Pulp, this movie carries a strong moral statement which is what makes it even more serious. There are some powerful dramatic scenes where Martin & Clarence come to grips with what they're doing, each in his own interesting way. There is a stunningly powerful speech delivered by Clarence near the end which basically sums up everything that's wrong with the music industry and the human race. Don't miss it.

There aren't many movies like this, so if you're in the mood for something original, do not hesitate to watch it. Also if you're in the music biz (particularly a fledgling artist wondering how to break in to the big time) SEE THIS MOVIE. You most definitely will encounter these types of con artists in the business, and this movie serves as a great warning. Or you can thank your lucky stars that you never met anyone like them.

Movies I'd compare this to include: "Pumpkin" a pseudo satire of sorority life (and human society) starring Christina Ricci, "Believe!" a funny film about self-help salesmen, and maybe the Matt Damon flick "The Informant!" which isn't much like this movie, but it carries the same subtle humor where there are no big laughs but instead the bizarreness of it all makes you smirk throughout.

Oh a final word about the music. Not talking about the satirically mediocre performances in the on-screen auditions, but the actual soundtrack itself is quite nice. Simple yet powerful brooding songs that really add to the atmosphere. Again, if you're a musician or a fan of music, definitely check this one out.


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