Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Ellen Page And Kate Mara Are 'Tiny Detectives' In Hilarious 'True Detective' Parody Watch: Ellen Page And Kate Mara Are 'Tiny Detectives' In Hilarious 'True Detective' Parody 10 Female Directors Who Deserve More Attention From Hollywood 10 Female Directors Who Deserve More Attention From Hollywood Miles Teller Says Role In 'Divergent' Made Him Feel "Dead Inside," And He Took Movie "For Business Reasons" Miles Teller Says Role In 'Divergent' Made Him Feel "Dead Inside," And He Took Movie "For Business Reasons" First Look At 'The Dying Of The Light,' Paul Schrader Quits Film Over What Nicolas Winding Refn Calls "Artistic Disrespect" First Look At 'The Dying Of The Light,' Paul Schrader Quits Film Over What Nicolas Winding Refn Calls "Artistic Disrespect" New Images From 'Interstellar' Arrive, Christopher Nolan Says The Film Is A "Mirror" Of 'Inception' New Images From 'Interstellar' Arrive, Christopher Nolan Says The Film Is A "Mirror" Of 'Inception' Watch: New Trailer For ‘Kingsman: Secret Service’ Starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson & Taron Egerton Star Watch: New Trailer For ‘Kingsman: Secret Service’ Starring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson & Taron Egerton Star Chilly New Banner For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Explores A Cold New World Chilly New Banner For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Explores A Cold New World 15 Films That Failed To Hit The 2014 Fall Festival Circuit 15 Films That Failed To Hit The 2014 Fall Festival Circuit Watch: Steven Soderbergh Re-Scores And Changes Steven Spielberg's 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' To Black-And-White Watch: Steven Soderbergh Re-Scores And Changes Steven Spielberg's 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' To Black-And-White Watch: Have A Threesome With Very NSFW Clip From 'Maps To The Stars' With Julianne Moore & John Cusack Watch: Have A Threesome With Very NSFW Clip From 'Maps To The Stars' With Julianne Moore & John Cusack First, Mostly Rave Reviews Arrive For David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' First, Mostly Rave Reviews Arrive For David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Watch: New Hilarious Red-Band Trailer For 'The Interview' Starring Seth Rogen And James Franco Watch: New Hilarious Red-Band Trailer For 'The Interview' Starring Seth Rogen And James Franco Fantastic Fest Review: Hitman Thriller 'John Wick' Starring Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe & Adrianne Palicki Fantastic Fest Review: Hitman Thriller 'John Wick' Starring Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe & Adrianne Palicki 'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date 'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date 10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders 10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes

Listen: Preview Nero's Song From 'The Great Gatsby' Plus Watch Remaining Footage From 1926 Version

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 12, 2013 at 10:24AM

As the case has been made abundantly clear, "The Great Gatsby" is going for broke in the big screen, 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel. Of the biggest sticking points for those still on the fence about the movie is Baz Luhrmann's choice to go with contemporary music (with a soundtrack overseen by Jay-Z), adding some modern swagger to the Jazz Age tale. We'll know in a few weeks if it all works, but an early taste has arrived.
1
Nero The Great Gatsby

As the case has been made abundantly clear, "The Great Gatsby" is going for broke in the big screen, 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel. Of the biggest sticking points for those still on the fence about the movie is Baz Luhrmann's choice to go with contemporary music (with a soundtrack overseen by Jay-Z), adding some modern swagger to the Jazz Age tale. We'll know in a few weeks if it all works, but an early taste has arrived.

Billboard has unveiled a 30-second preview of UK EDM act Nero's "Into The Past." Ff you're thinking they are just some hire by a consultant to help Luhrmann fill out the music on his movie, guess again. "We heard last summer that two of our tracks from Welcome Reality were being used as temporary sound beds in the film. A little after that, Baz came to our studio in L.A. and we talked about writing original music for those parts of the movie," band member Dan Stephens told the magazine.

"We worked closely with Baz to write two pieces for the movie using some elements and themes from Craig Armstrong's score. We also added some of the electronic sounds we'd used to other cues in the film to give some continuity to the overall score," he added, noting that "Into The Past" "...is based around one of the central themes of the story, that of memory and Gatsby's drive to reshape past events."

Not only was Luhrmann using their tunes in early stages to temp score the film, Nero member Joseph Ray took it upon himself to get reacquainted with the story too.  "...I actually watched the Robert Redford version to remind myself of the plot. But it's such an evocative and memorable book it all came back very quickly."

But one version he likely didn't watch was the 1926 silent version with Warner Baxter and Lois Wilson as Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. The complete film has been lost to the ages, but snatches of footage still remain and EW has dug up some of it, which has landed on YouTube. (There is a 1949 version of "The Great Gatsby" as well, though rights issues appear to be holding that up from seeing the legal light of day).

So until May 10th arrives, see how far "The Great Gatsby" has come from the silent edition to the EDM infused 2013 take.

This article is related to: The Great Gatsby, Soundtrack


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates