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'The Great Gatsby' Soundtrack Features New Songs By Jay-Z, Lana Del Rey, Jack White, Fergie & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2013 10:24 AM
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So, now you've seen the razzle dazzle new trailer for "The Great Gatsby," and your ears may have noticed a smattering of music from Beyonce, Andre 3000, Lana Del Rey and Florence And The Machine. Well, that's because they're on the soundtrack, and the full details are here.

Beyoncé & Andre 3000 Teaming Up To Cover Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" For 'The Great Gatsby' Soundtrack

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 2, 2013 9:21 AM
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It was only a couple of weeks ago that Jay-Z’s role in the music of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” was clarified. He’s the Soundtrack Executive Producer, and word is starting trickle out on who Hov is bringing with him for the soundtrack of Luhrmann’s flashy adaptation. Hint: He put a ring on it.

6 New Character Posters For ‘The Great Gatsby’ Get Close-Up & Intimate

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • March 31, 2013 5:21 PM
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Warner Bros. has released six new “The Great Gatsby” character posters. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the posters’ Art Deco-style gilded trim evokes the glitz of the flapper era and the pizzazz we’ve all come to expect from the director of “Romeo + Juliet” and “Moulin Rouge.” As you can see below, each poster shows a literal close-up of the character along with a figurative close-up in the backdrop.

Prep For Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' With A Handy & Stylish Character Map, Plus First TV Spots For The Film

  • By India Ross
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  • March 26, 2013 11:35 AM
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If your audience needs to read up beforehand, your movie may be a little over-ambitious. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” however, which stands at sub-200 pages and with a tally of no more than seven principal characters, doesn’t present itself as an obvious adaptive head-scratcher. So a new character map for Baz Luhrmann’s long-awaited Cannes opener from graphic designer Something So Sam, is presumably more fun than function.

Jay-Z Didn't Score 'The Great Gatsby'; But Will Contribute To & Executive Produce The Soundtrack

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 14, 2013 5:27 PM
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When rapper/entrepreneur Jay-Z was reported to be "scoring" Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" the first thing we were asked was, why didn't we report this? Well, for one, we're sticklers for language. You wouldn't say Diablo Cody wrote "Evil Dead" if she just did a dialogue pass on it, right? Well, there's that and there's the fact that longtime Luhrmann composer Craig Armstrong was listed as the composer for the movie from the very first (and all subsequent) trailers. So while it sounded nice, it likely wasn't quite right, but of course WB wouldn't comment, so we had to wait. (But yes, Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church In The Wild" features in the trailers).

Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' To Open 2013 Cannes Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 12, 2013 5:59 AM
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After years of faintly disastrous picks that meant the reputation of the Cannes opener was somewhat sullied, the festival, the world's most prestigious, has stepped up its game in the last few years. Of the last four years, three of the Opening Night films -- Pixar's "Up," Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris" and Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," went on to see wide acclaim and success around the world (the outlier, Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood," which kicked off the festival in 2010, not so much).

Poster Party: New One Sheets For 'Iron Man 3,' 'Trance,' 'Spring Breakers,' 'The Great Gatsby' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 3:57 PM
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We're in that momentary lull, just after the Oscars, and right before the spring and summer blockbuster season arrives, and some new posters are here to prime you with thrills, superheroes, scares and more. So strap in and prepare thy eyeballs.

The Delayed Films Of 2013: Why They Were Pushed Back & Which Ones Will You Be Seeing?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 23, 2013 2:07 PM
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This Friday sees the release of "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters "starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the fairy tale brother/sister duo. The film shot in March 2011 (before Renner filmed either "The Avengers" or "The Bourne Legacy"), and was originally set to be released in March 2012, before Paramount pushed it back ten months to its current slot in the January wastelands. But 'Hansel & Gretel' is hardly the only case of a long-delayed film making it to theaters in 2013. For instance, "Gangster Squad" was pushed back from September 2012 to January 11th after the Aurora shootings, though it would have been a horrible film whatever time of year it was released. And the two are set to be followed by a fairly staggering twenty-five films from major studios that have already been pushed back somewhere between five and thirteen months, many of them accompanied by serious production troubles and well-publicized reshoots.

Leonardo DiCaprio & Carey Mulligan Bring Glamour To Japanese 'The Great Gatsby' Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 11, 2013 4:03 PM
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While F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Greaty Gatsby" is an American classic, when it comes to the movie, it needs to cross the pond and translate for international audiences. That's why someone like Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the few people who could get the expensive, 3D production made. With the movie arriving this summer, Warner Bros. needs to make sure everyone comes out to see what Baz Luhrmann has put together.

Watch: Leonardo DiCaprio Stars In Ambitious & Grand New Trailer For 'The Great Gatsby'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 19, 2012 9:36 PM
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Bumped off its Oscar-worthy December 2012 release date earlier this year, while things appeared rocky for Baz Luhrmann's almost ludicrously ambitious 3D adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" a few months ago ("3D? For drama??" the conventional thought went), with award season expectations lowered, a dazzling new trailer for the film has arrived focusing on the bold spectacle the picture is trying to capture, but also some of the adversaries within. And seeing as Ang Lee has pulled off 3D/drama so spectacularly with "Life Of Pi" maybe doubts aren't so high as they once were.

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