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Jay-Z will score Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby

Jan. 2, 2013by: Alex Maidy

If you had any belief that Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY would feature era-specific music, you must have never seen any of the director's previous efforts. Based on the trailers alone, which feature musicians like Jack White, Florence + the Machine, and Filter, the movie is going to be quite a visual and aural experience. Jay-Z and Kayne West's song "No Church in the Wild" features in both trailers for the film and to great effect. It should come as a surprise, but not a shock, that Jay-Z's music will feature prominently in the movie as he is now composing the score.

Jay-Z will collaborate with The Bullitts who tweeted "Jay-Z and myself have been working tirelessly on the score for the upcoming #CLASSIC THE GREAT GATSBY! It is too DOPE for words!"

I think this is a great choice. Jay-Z has a sophisticated sound that will play with the the excess portrayed in the film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Just watching the first 30 seconds of the trailer, you can imagine what a full film feature Jay-Z's music would feel like. I for one think it would sound amazing.

Plot: From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby. The filmmaker will create his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. "The Great Gatsby" follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.

Check out the trailer below as well as the latest single from The Bullitts to get a taste for how THE GREAT GATSBY is going to look and sound.

THE GREAT GATSBY starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, and Jason Clarke is due to release on May 10, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: I once met author Chuck Palahniuk at a book reading and he said that FIGHT CLUB is a complete rip-off of THE GREAT GATSBY. Think about it.
Source: E! Online

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2:08AM on 01/06/2013

wow

now i REALLY don't want to see this movie
now i REALLY don't want to see this movie
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11:10AM on 01/03/2013

The more I hear about this movie the less I care.

DOPE! This movie will be DOPE! lol
Can we get Gatsby with it? No? Will Smith doesn't do that any more? I hope this movie features real English words like playa, axe instead of ask, and diva. Child please.
DOPE! This movie will be DOPE! lol
Can we get Gatsby with it? No? Will Smith doesn't do that any more? I hope this movie features real English words like playa, axe instead of ask, and diva. Child please.
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9:28PM on 01/02/2013
I like Jay-Z. He's not my favorite rapper but he's pretty good. Music being used for the wrong period doesn't bother me as long as it's on the soundtrack only (as in, the characters aren't listening to it or singing it) or if there's a really good reason to do it. Baz Luhrmann seems to do it for the only reason he does anything--to show that he can.
I like Jay-Z. He's not my favorite rapper but he's pretty good. Music being used for the wrong period doesn't bother me as long as it's on the soundtrack only (as in, the characters aren't listening to it or singing it) or if there's a really good reason to do it. Baz Luhrmann seems to do it for the only reason he does anything--to show that he can.
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9:16PM on 01/02/2013
Brooklyn Nets suck! Go Knicks!
Brooklyn Nets suck! Go Knicks!
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5:42PM on 01/02/2013

ehh

I don't know Alex. Stuff like having non period specific music takes me out of the movie sometimes.
I don't know Alex. Stuff like having non period specific music takes me out of the movie sometimes.
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4:57PM on 01/02/2013
Am I missing the point of having the Dead Man Down trailer on an article about Gatsby?
Am I missing the point of having the Dead Man Down trailer on an article about Gatsby?
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6:32PM on 01/02/2013
It's a playlist embed.
It's a playlist embed.
4:24PM on 01/02/2013
LOL.
LOL.
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4:18PM on 01/02/2013
LOL.
LOL.
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3:49PM on 01/02/2013
Not a Jay-Z fan, but at least he's better than most rappers.
Not a Jay-Z fan, but at least he's better than most rappers.
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