This week sees the release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby on our shores. I haven’t read any reviews of the film, I’ll see it for myself thanks and I actually read F Scott Fitzgerald’s book yesterday. Going on what I read, I can see how music could be incorporated into the film at Gatsby’s lavish parties.
I love Baz Luhrmann and have written some articles about different Luhrmann projects in the pages of this blog. I’ll write a full post on the movie when I see it this week but Luhrmann’s use of music in his films has always intrigued me. From John Paul Young in Strictly Ballroom to the echoey refrain of Garbage’s #1 Crush in Romeo and Juliet and the use of ‘love’ songs in Moulin Rouge. I’m looking forward to seeing how much of a character music plays in The Great Gatsby.
Just as I was about to post this Lana Del Ray’s new video ‘Young and Beautiful’, which is taken from the soundtrack was unveiled. Here is it: