The Great Gatsby – trailer featuring the soundtrack

The latest trailer for Baz Lurhman’s The Great Gatsby, showcasing the newly announced artists contributing to the soundtrack (including Beyonce and Andre 3000), just serves to further convince me of the perfect directorial choice for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s emblematic novella.

Lurhman’s soundtrack choice, featuring a diverse array of talented artists (including Lana del Ray, The xx and Florence and the Machine), is truly inspired as is his choice of producer in Jay Z. Lurhman’s decision to juxtapose the period of the text with a very modern soundtrack perfectly captures the utter decadence depicted in Fitzgerald’s text.

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