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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:
Tyler Baum Tyler Baum ... Musician
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)
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Gross USA:

$22,011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,011
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Company Credits

Production Co:

GWS Media, Plum Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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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Soundtracks

Light of That City
Written by John Barbour and Anne Barbour
Performed by Roger Carron
Published by Barbour Cuts (ASCAP)
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So-so movie with some great cinema verite' nuggets sprinkled in
9 January 2009 | by airfoyleSee all my reviews

One good thing about this movie is that the cheap indie feel for once works in a flick's favor. The record-company executives are seen to be scam artists (by us) from the very beginning. We see gold records being spray-painted as the opening credits roll. But the men sucked into the scheme only gradually become aware that they're conning people. You have to suspend some disbelief to accept that it takes them so long to figure it out.

The plot focuses on two of the "record producers," played by Pat Healy and Kene Holliday, who go on the road to audition local talent and persuade the bands to make a contribution to the production of their records. One of them gets really good at it, and is more reluctant than the other one to get out of the game.

The movie has a lot of rough spots and a few bright spots. Kene Holliday's performance is quite good.

The brightest spots were the auditions of all the local acts. I loved every one of them. It seems clear that they really were amateur performers -- bands, singers, songwriters, some good, most not so good -- and I could not imagine how they were lured into making a movie about exploitation of bad local bands, and having their performances immortalized on celluloid. The editing of the auditions was perfect, so we never get bored with them. The dialog between Healy's and Holliday's characters as they sell their operation to the suckers seems improvised, and skillfully improvised.

The movie as a whole just sags too often, and when it does Pat Healy is always the main character on screen. He goes through the entire movie as if drugged, and at the end his character loses all credibility. Well, that's not his fault, I guess, since the script was the script; too bad he didn't get to improvise more.

I predict most people will not be able to sit through the whole movie, but don't give up before the auditions start.


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