Notable Lyrics "Love is blindness, I don't want to see/ Won't you wrap the night around me?
And while the first look has already generated plenty of excitement, there's more than a bit of curiosity, too, since the clip opens to lavish 1920s New York scenes set to ... As Jay and Kanye's Watch the Throne track "No Church in the Wild" plays in the background, a Tobey Maguire voiceover explains that "the restlessness approached ...
hysteria." Leonardo Di Caprio, Carey Mulligan and Hov? In fact, this kind of thing is nothing new for Luhrmann, whose penchant for setting period flicks to modern music has become one of his calling cards.
In 1996's "Romeo + Juliet," Romeo (also Di Caprio) toted a pistol to the sound of Radiohead, while pop star Christina Aguilera provided some of the sounds for "Moulin Rouge," which was set in the early 1900s.
Gatsby was constantly seeking approval — in all the wrong places.
"Let me buy you desire": Gatsby, very literally, tried to purchase the desire of the upper class and his long lost love, to no avail.
"I'm hidin' from police": The film is set during the crime-filled Prohibition era and it's inferred in the story that Gatsby amassed his fortune as a bootlegger.
: Written by U2 for their 1991 album, Achtung Baby, the song got another life courtesy of White, who delivers it with his signature raw emotion.
Luhrmann's take on "Gatsby" will be true to the text but that doesn't mean fans can't expect real creativity as far as the soundtrack goes.
At first listen, the songs in the trailer appear to have been chosen because they both sound great and complement the tone.
But on further examination, it seems safe to assume that Luhrmann chose each song methodically, each number there to serve a distinct purpose. : Jay and Kanye touch on status symbols, criminality, partying, and money in the Frank Ocean-featuring track, all of which factor into F. The 21st century lyrics, about the declining American Dream, closely parallel the excesses of the Roaring '20s.
Notable Lyrics "Rolling in the Rolls-Royce Corniche": Gatsby's yellow Rolls convertible is a key symbol in the story. ' ": "The Great Gatsby" paints a picture of a man who did everything to gain respect and notice with the help of status symbols and wealth.