The movie is chock full of visual excitement, but very little else. When reading the book, whole lines of text can jump out for being poignant, meaningful, and beautifully written. At the end of the movie, lines literally jump out at you in 3D cheesiness. The book deserves the title The Great Gatsby because Fitzgerald didn’t have to beat anyone over the head with meaning or water-down his words with easy-to-understand replacements.
You may have seen The Great Gatsby over the weekend, but wait until you see The Great Catsby.
Probably better than the actual.
Not probably. Actually.
The soundtrack to The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann’s latest high-end refurbishing of a lived-in classic, doesn’t try to re-imagine Jazz Age tunes in a modern context. Instead, it attempts to transplant the sensibility of the 1920s to the hip-hop era, with genre-busting collaborations overseen by Jay-Z.
‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack Sampler (by InterscopeGeffenAM)
1. Bang Bang - will.i.am (0:01)
2. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) - Fergie, Q Tip & GoonRock (0:31)
3. Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey (1:01)
4. Love Is The Drug - Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra (1:32)
5. Over The Love - Florence & The Machine (2:03)
6. Where The Wind Blows - Coco O. of Quadron (2:33)
7. Crazy in Love - Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra (3:04)
8. Together - The xx (3:34)
9. Hearts A Mess - Gotye (4:06)
10. Love Is Blindness - Jack White (4:35)
11. Into the Past - Nero (5:06)
12. Kill and Run - Sia (5:36)
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