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 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

I can't tell you any more because when I clicked on the link to read about it, I got a screen that said: "FAIL." How utterly appropriate.

As if I couldn't tell I would HATE this remake from the trailers with the awful contemporary rap/hip hop music, now I know I can stay away for sure.

James

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Im sure that article is improperly wording it. FilmMusicReporter.com reported back in January that Craig Armstrong was hired.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 6:43 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Well the article was a headline on my Yahoo News page but it's gone now.

In any case, FAIL. Yes to Craig Armstrong but I fear he will be drowned out by contemporary songs.

James

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

OH, scary, other sources in a search are now saying it's "confirmed" and list the score being by Jay-Z, The Bullets, and somebody named Jeymes Samuel.

Armstrong had complete most, if not all his score.



Woowzers. This sort of thing is supposed to normally go the other way; Jay-Z does score, score is rejected, Armstrong does replacement.

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Good grief.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Funny. When I posted this on Facebook, Lee Holdridge responded with "Good Grief" too.

Here's the article which is now visible: http://movies.yahoo.com/news/jay-z-composing-original-score-great-gatsby-211240950.html

James

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Are you upset because you feel JAY Z is not a good composer? i have not heard enough of his music to voice an opinion.

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Jay-Z ain't no RZA,

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

This is just silly, I mean I would rather have Craig Armstrong replaced by Ramin Djawadi or Trevor Morris. At least they can write music.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

No. I'm upset because Baz is going to try to appeal to a contemporary audience with a contemporary rap/hip hop score rather than just sticking to period. Why spend all the money to make everything look period and such and then f*** it up with the score?

James

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

No. I'm upset because Baz is going to try to appeal to a contemporary audience with a contemporary rap/hip hop score rather than just sticking to period. Why spend all the money to make everything look period and such and then f*** it up with the score?


I take it you've never seen a Baz Luhrman film before...this is what he does. I personally don't like his style, but anyone expecting a straight period movie with an appropriate period score from him should have known better.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 7:59 PM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Ugh frown

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I think I'd have more of an opinion about this if I was looking forward to the film, but as I'm not, I call benefit of the doubt.

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 10:08 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I take it you've never seen a Baz Luhrman film before...this is what he does. I personally don't like his style, but anyone expecting a straight period movie with an appropriate period score from him should have known better.


Have you tried his "Australia" (2008)? You might be pleasantly surprised . . . I was.

 
 Posted:   Dec 31, 2012 - 10:42 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I happen to loathe Baz Luhrmann (after "Strictly Ballroom," which I enjoyed), but why the hell shouldn't Jay-Z score this film? Or at least, why should we assume he can't? Just because he hasn't already done it fifty times? Maybe he'll be a great fresh voice. Maybe.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2013 - 12:57 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Maybe, but if he's good at film scoring as his wife is at acting we're all screwed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2013 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Did you hear Jay Z's rejected score from LINCOLN?

Spielberg really wanted to try something new and gave him a chance, but at the 11th hour the scene where Lincoln and those two pimps just wasn't working and so he gave Jay the boot and let Johnny W. do it after all.

Williams did write a pretty cool Pimp Scene underscore, but eventually Spielberg finally decided to jettison the whole 12 minute sequence.

Good news. Lincoln's Hip Hop Number with the Southern Delegation Skank Squad will be featured on the Special Edition DVD and Blu-Ray!

Films and scoring these days! What fun.


 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2013 - 3:38 AM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

I'm kind of amazed that Jay-Z still has a career. While other rappers from the era (Nelly, Method Man, Master P, the members of Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony and Cypress Hill) have been forgotten or have their best years behind them, Jay-Z is still as popular as ever. Though his continued presence could be more for his work as an businessman (the guy sure knows a thing or two about what people want) than his music.

 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2013 - 4:00 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I want to start 2013 by being very optimistic and saying that we should all wait for the end result before being disappointed by a score that isnĀ“t even written yet.

Having said that, judging from the trailer, I fear that this "Gatsby"-version is so tuned up in every respect that it already feels like a parody to me. With Jay Z providing the score these images will probably be stylized even further. Could that work? Is this a return to "Moulin Rouge" ? There it did work for me - although I was mostly interested in Nicole Kidman in that movie.

 
 Posted:   Jan 1, 2013 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

You mean that you didn't already see this parodic aspect in the trailer? With it being in 3-D, co-financed by A&E and being filled with rap music, you will see a book that basically glorified vanity take that and crank it to 11.

With decisions like this, it's no surprise that Warner Bros. has had some of the biggest money losers of all-time. Watch this film, Pacific Rim and Gravity (which has had a troubled production to the point where the studio seems afraid to even release it) continue that tradition.

 
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