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Movie Details

Title:   Great World of Sound
Director:   Craig Zobel
Year:   2006
Genre:   Drama
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   03.15.07

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- The Hunt

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
03.15.07Alamo South LamarThis Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2007
This was produced by the Homestar Runner guys (Matt Chapman also has a small role) and directed by their childhood friend. It's about the world of "song sharking" which is basically getting fame-hungry musicians to pay you to sign them to a label then running off with their money. It's a lot like Boiler Room or The Prime Gig but with music instead.

So since the story was so familiar, the only things that kept the movie interesting for me were the music and the actors playing the main roles. The director said they set up motel room facades with a two-way mirror and shot some of the audition scenes semi-candid camera style. So most of the musicians playing music were actual musicians and therefore there's a lot of interesting music there. Also, the audition scenes never really dipped into the joke of crazy people thinking they're good... it was more about the developing salesman skills of the two leads, who did a pretty good job.

Overall I'd say I liked it OK. I didn't really love it but you could do a lot worse with a very low budget indie movie.
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