The first trailer for Baz Lurhmann’s 3-D take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has just been released. The film debuts in theaters on Christmas Day.

Movie bloggers are generally ecstatic (MTV calls it “sizzling”), but Vanity Fair notes an online backlash coming from the peanut gallery.

As he did for Moulin Rouge, Luhrmann uses contemporary music in spite of the historical setting. The trailer opens with Jay-Z and Kanye West’s No Church in the Wild and ends with Jack White’s version of U2’s Love is Blindness.

See if you can spot a misspelling on one of the signs in Times Square (Entertainment Weekly‘s “PopWatch” blog already has).

Official Movie Site:

If you need a quick refresher on the story, this should do the trick:

If that makes you curious about the 1948 version with Shelley Winters in her first starring role (as Myrtle Wilson — Isla Fisher has that part in the new movie), you can view a clip here (she appears 5:11 minutes in to it).

2 Responses to “THE GREAT GATSBY Trailer”

  1. Francesca Burgess Says:

    I am very disappointed that period music was not used for the trailer of The Great Gatsby. The music is completely inappropriate for the film and really jarring. I hope period music is used for the actual film/soundtrack.The 1970s film starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow used music from the period – I loved it and hope that the remake is as good.

  2. Movie Fan Zack Says:

    I’m not too worried that the non-period music will ruin the film. I think that as a reboot of the story it would make sense to change things up this time around. It’s done with Shakespeare all the time. All in all, I think the film should be enjoyable, even though it looks like pure Oscar bate. I’d still give it a shot for sure.