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 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 4:04 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

I caught previews of The Great Gatsby hoping the score would be worth a look. I knew it was in trouble when I read Parental Advisory on the cover. Seriously? Waste of time - Nelson Riddle et al we need you!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I'm a bit confused. You said you saw the previews, so am I correct that you didn't get to see the whole movie, just the trailer? If you saw the whole movie, tell us about it.

I wasn't fond of the songs in the trailer, but I'm hoping for fine score behind this drama.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

I'm a bit confused. You said you saw the previews, so am I correct that you didn't get to see the whole movie, just the trailer? If you saw the whole movie, tell us about it.

I wasn't fond of the songs in the trailer, but I'm hoping for fine score behind this drama.


No I saw the trailer and did a bit of research on the soundtrack and located the list of songs. The movie has not been released in the US yet - May 10th. Here is the soundtrack - you judge.

100$ Bill by Jay-Z
Back To Black by Beyoncé x André 3000
Bang Bang by will.i.am
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) - Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
Young And Beautiful by Lana Del Rey
Love Is The Drug by Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Over The Love by Florence + The Machine
Where The Wind Blows by Coco O. of Quadron
Crazy in Love by Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Together by The xx
Hearts A Mess by Gotye
Love Is Blindness by Jack White
Into the Past by Nero
Kill and Run by Sia

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   Simon Underwood   (Member)

I'm a bit confused. You said you saw the previews, so am I correct that you didn't get to see the whole movie, just the trailer? If you saw the whole movie, tell us about it.

I wasn't fond of the songs in the trailer, but I'm hoping for fine score behind this drama.


No I saw the trailer and did a bit of research on the soundtrack and located the list of songs. The movie has not been released in the US yet - May 10th. Here is the soundtrack - you judge.

100$ Bill by Jay-Z
Back To Black by Beyoncé x André 3000
Bang Bang by will.i.am
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) - Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
Young And Beautiful by Lana Del Rey
Love Is The Drug by Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Over The Love by Florence + The Machine
Where The Wind Blows by Coco O. of Quadron
Crazy in Love by Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Together by The xx
Hearts A Mess by Gotye
Love Is Blindness by Jack White
Into the Past by Nero
Kill and Run by Sia


*smokes pipe*
'Tis a fine soundtrack but sure 'tis no score, English.

 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   foxmorty   (Member)

does mr. armstrong have any involvement with this at the movie level even if not the soundtrack?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2013 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   Simon Underwood   (Member)

does mr. armstrong have any involvement with this at the movie level even if not the soundtrack?

Yep. Seems like the same deal as R+J and Moulin Rouge.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Orrence   (Member)

In spite of various attempts at capturing/recreating the essence of the novel, it would be very difficult to come even close to the version which starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow (soundtrack included).
It's not easy to improve on near perfection! :-)

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

In spite of various attempts at capturing/recreating the essence of the novel, it would be very difficult to come even close to the version which starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow (soundtrack included).
It's not easy to improve on near perfection! :-)


I totally agree with you. The ethereal presence of Mia Farrow, the edgy, slightly crazy persona of Bruce Dern and finally the dreamy, melt my heart visage of Robert Redford cannot be duplicated. As I viewed trailer of the new release I felt I was watching DiCaprio channel his Howard Hughes character in The Aviator. I get a bit weary of all of his characters always leaning a tad over the crazy line. God knows it was essential in playing Hughes and J. Edgar but cannot comprehend it for this role.

The soundtrack cannot be duplicated and is sadly unavailable except on lp. Perhaps Shawn Corey Carter should stick to Budweiser and Cuban cigars.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

In spite of various attempts at capturing/recreating the essence of the novel, it would be very difficult to come even close to the version which starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow (soundtrack included).
It's not easy to improve on near perfection! :-)


ahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

you funny guy!
brm

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

In spite of various attempts at capturing/recreating the essence of the novel, it would be very difficult to come even close to the version which starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow (soundtrack included).
It's not easy to improve on near perfection! :-)


I totally agree with you.



say what??????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

In spite of various attempts at capturing/recreating the essence of the novel, it would be very difficult to come even close to the version which starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow (soundtrack included).
It's not easy to improve on near perfection! :-)


I totally agree with you.



say what??????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That is what I am trying to discern - what are you trying to say?

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   'Lenny Bruce' Marshall   (Member)

THE GREAT GATSBY with Redford was NOT a great adaptation, by any means.
The WORST part about it was the terribly miscast Mia Farrow.

'NUFF SAID
bruce

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

THE GREAT GATSBY with Redford was NOT a great adaptation, by any means.
The WORST part about it was the terribly miscast Mia Farrow.

'NUFF SAID
bruce


What I like about opinions is that everyone has one. What I like about mine is that I never state them as facts.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I’ll support the group that thinks the Redford adaptation of The Great Gatsby was
well-done. Overall, that movie stayed pretty true to Fitzgerald’s novel.

I think Di Caprio and Mulligan look like Gatsby and Daisy. Both, if well-directed,
are fine actors. Gatsby’s almost tasteless excesses seem to be captured in the new
trailer. Finally, I do like Armstrong’s music, and I’m hoping we get a lot of his
underscore in the movie instead of rock songs. I’m a person who does not really
like current rock songs in historical movies; yes, I realize a lot of you do enjoy them.
Those songs seem to take me out of the historical narrative. On the other hand,
current songs can take an historical piece and in a way, add a universal
“timelessness” to the story. The themes that are illustrated in a Shakespearean
play or in a great but older American novel may resonate with our current
audience via current songs. It isn’t my thing, but it works for some. In the end,
I think Gatsby, his longings, desires, dreams, and obsessions are rather tragic but
are often a part of many Americans’ dreams. I hope it is a good movie because there
are important messages in Fitzgerald’s East and West Eggs' landscapes.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 7:08 PM   
 By:   Krakatoa   (Member)

Any word on if the terrific 1974 "Great Gatsby" Nelson Riddle pop tune soundtrack LP might get re-released? What a haunting collection of 1920's popular music with that classy Riddle touch. Never a better rendition of Irving Berlin's song "What'll I Do?".

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

This just in:

http://variety.com/2013/film/features/gatsby-1200370682/

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2013 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Jay-Z mispoke, right? Armstrong was the composer, right?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2013 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   AndyDursin   (Member)

Would love someone to release Riddle's score on CD. Was just watching the Blu-Ray of the film -- it truly demands a release, both for his adaptations and underscore.

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2013 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Would love someone to release Riddle's score on CD. Was just watching the Blu-Ray of the film -- it truly demands a release, both for his adaptations and underscore.

I just ordered the blu-ray; haven't seen the movie since I was a kid. Really looking forward to it!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2013 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   AndyDursin   (Member)

Would love someone to release Riddle's score on CD. Was just watching the Blu-Ray of the film -- it truly demands a release, both for his adaptations and underscore.

I just ordered the blu-ray; haven't seen the movie since I was a kid. Really looking forward to it!


Transfer is outstanding David. So clear I can see the Jamestown Bridge (RI) in the background at the beginning of the film.

Not as bad a film as I remember either...but then again, I think I was in 8th grade when I watched it!

 
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