I’m extremely concerned for The Great Gatsby. The book is one of America’s best. You might not have caught that when they forced you to read it in high school, but that’s because you were young and stupid, and resented being forced to do anything. Go ahead, read it again.
But F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is all about the emptiness of the glitz and glamor of the Roaring Twenties. And Baz Luhrmann is in love with glitz and glamor. Do you see the problem here? If anyone was going to turn this book into a movie, it should have been Sofia Coppola.
Anyway, with my literary bellyaching out of the way, here’s the newest trailer for the film:
Incidentally, the soundtrack listing for the film has also been released. Take a gander:
1. 100$ Bill – JAY Z
2. Back To Black – Beyoncé and André 3000
3. Bang Bang – will.i.am
4. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie and Q Tip and GoonRock
5. Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
6. Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. Over The Love – Florence and The Machine
8. Where The Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron
9. Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. Together – The xx
11. Hearts A Mess – Gotye
12. Love Is Blindness – Jack White
13. Into the Past – Nero
14. Kill and Run – Sia
Some people dislike the use of modern music in period pieces. Those people are quite silly.
The Great Gatsby comes out May 10th.