Great World of Sound

Release date:September 14, 2007

Studio:Magnolia Pictures

Director:Craig Zobel

MPAA Rating:R (for language)


Starring:John Baker, Libertad Green, Michael Harding, Pat Healy, Kene Holliday, Barlow Jacobs, Carver Johns, Robert Longstreet, Rebecca Mader, Tricia Paoluccio, Scott Reynolds, Mark Scarboro


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Plot Summary:

"Great World of Sound" follows Martin (Pat Healy), as he applies for a job at a company training prospective "music producers". During training he pairs up with another new employee, Clarence (Kene Holliday), a middle aged man trying to change his career path. As record producers, the two travel to towns where the company has placed newspaper ads to find undiscovered musicians. They are seeking talent for the record label- signing new artists and giving them a chance to let their music be heard... for a small fee. It's going great at first, but soon Martin and Clarence begin to question whether the company is as virtuous as it promises to be in it's promise to give people their dream. This film evokes the image of the traveling salesman- a talent salesman- to address the increasing trend of people looking for a shortcut to fame. The film also examines the people who promise such an easy path- commenting that a "scam artist" rarely believes they are one, and that often the scam artist is being scammed himself.

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