Friday, May 24, 2024

“Great Gatsby” Trailer Shows Off Some of Its, Ahem, Modern Soundtrack


Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby’ is coming at last– first to open here in early May, then play opening night at the Cannes Film Festival. It looks from this trailer like a souvenir 3D pop up postcard of New York. The controversy will be about the soundtrack–it’s very modern, with Beyonce singing Amy Winehouse, and that sort of thing. Are we ready for that? Why not? This will either be great or it will be “Lost Horizon.” Anyway, Warner Bros, has loads of blockbusters this year. They can withstand anything.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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