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Great World of Sound is a 2007 comedy film directed by Craig Zobel. Zobel won Breakthrough Director at the Gotham Awards and the film also won the Grand Jury Award at the Atlanta Film Festival.[1]

Great World of Sound
Directed byCraig Zobel
Produced byDavid Gordon Green
Melissa Palmer
Richard A. Wright
Craig Zobel
Written byGeorge Smith
Craig Zobel
StarringPat Healy
Kene Holliday
Rebecca Mader
Robert Longstreet
Tricia Paoluccio
John Baker
Music byDavid Wingo
CinematographyAdam Stone
Edited byJane Rizzo
Tim Streeto
GWS Media
Plum Pictures
Distributed byMagnolia Pictures
Release date
  • March 30, 2007 (2007-03-30)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryUnited States



The film stars Pat Healy and Kene Holliday as Martin and Clarence, two men who get involved in a record industry talent scouting scheme commonly known as song sharking. In the film, real people performed in the audition scenes without knowing it was actually a film shoot. The interactions between the lead actors and the unsuspecting musicians were recorded with hidden cameras. This was integrated into the final product, resulting in a blend of fact and fiction.[2]



The film was released to generally positive reviews, with an 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[3] On Metacritic it received an average score of 72 based on 13 reviews.[4]


  1. ^ Awards at IMDB Accessed May 15th, 2009
  2. ^ Plot synopsis at IMDB Accessed May 15th, 2009
  3. ^ Great World of Sound at Rotten Tomatoes Accessed May 15th, 2009
  4. ^ Great World of Sound at Metacritic Accessed May 15, 2009

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