The Great Gatsby failed to impress at the box office this weekend, with Iron Man 3 taking the top spot for its second weekend in theatres. While it may not have been the big ticket winner, it doesn’t mean we’re still not fascinated by director Baz Luhrmann’s 3D adaptation of the American classic. So how can we keep this literature love train going? By turning Daisy Buchanan into a Kardashian, of course.
We should really thank Carey Mulligan (who plays Daisy) for the idea as she told Vogue, ”She’s in her own TV show. She’s like a Kardashian”. So, Daisy Buchanan have what it takes to be a Kardashian? Well, we lay out some simple steps on how she can join the reality show clan.
1. Be best friends with someone famous.
Kim Kardashian first stepped into the limelight just by being one of Paris Hilton’s best friend. In order for Daisy to head into the Kardashian direction, she should be friends with someone who’s also already famous for no good reason. Jordan Baker, another Gatsby gal, would be a prime candidate for a Paris-like figure.
2. Live your life on TV
This is a no brainer. The Kardashian family are all over the media. Mulligan already said that Daisy lives her life like a movie, so this should be natural to her. Rocking the Hollywood sunglasses, and having a camera crew documenting her every move, this will surely get her on the same fame-whoring playing field as the Kardashians.
After hearing snippets of The Great Gatsby’s soundtrack in the trailers, the full studio recording of Andre 3000 and Beyonce’s “Back To Black” cover is now out! In case the track doesn’t make it clear with its irritating radio mark playing overtop the recording floating around the internet, the song premiered on EastVillage.com’s radio station.
When you are covering a song made iconic by a talent as tremendous as Amy Winehouse, it is difficult to live up to expectation – something the two cover artists have learned the hard way.
While the song hasn’t exactly been getting glowing reviews so far, I think Beyonce deserves some kudos for taking on a difficult song. Her soulful voice is well suited for the famous Amy Winehouse song. On the other hand, the production of the song falters as Andre 3000′s intro sounds very forced and the arrangements sound to over-done. It’s unfortunately the result of trying to introduce new and unique arrangements, and which ultimately doesn’t help to showcase André 3000′s talents.
It could be better, but it could be worse. The attempt was made. While it’s disappointing that a track so many were excited for failed to meet expectations, we can still look forward to Lana Del Rey’s contribute to the highly anticipated soundtrack.
Listen to the Andre 3000 and Beyonce cover of “Back To Black”:
Summer blockbuster season is almost upon us and you’re probably just as stoked as I am for a whole new crop of movies to devour. But when it comes to movie fashions, summer blockbusters tend to be big on explosions and less on couture. There’s always just a movie or two each year that leaves the audience with a big sartorial impact. Most people are betting on The Great Gatsby to have the biggest style impact, but just because it has the most fashion hype doesn’t mean it will be this year’s most fashionable film.
So here are the movies of 2013 that you need to keep you eyes on for the film’s fashion and sense of style.
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famed novel is a rite of passage in any high school english classroom. This novel has made its way to the silver screen before but it is Baz Luhrmann’s super stylized adaptation that has us most excited, making it one of the most anticipated films of the year. The Roaring Twenties was a period of high fashion, artistic expression, crazy parties, and excess. No wonder it’s still a popular period for fashion magazines to take editorial inspiration from, and besides everyone loves a good flapper dress. Although this period piece has the most hype (check out Carey Mulligan’s Vogue cover), the ’20s inspiration might have already reached its peak during the Spring/Summer 2012 runways. Perhaps the film will revitalize last year’s trend and keep it alive.
Lana Del Rey joins the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Florence and the Machine on the already legendary soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming flick, The Great Gatsby. Del Rey’s contribution, “Young and the Beautiful,” is one of the first to surface.
The song seems to be reflective of the movie’s themes, and as most Del Rey songs do, has a great unique sound.
The lyrics, “Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful / Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul / I know you will, I know you will / I know that you will,” are reminiscent of Gatsby’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) relationship with Daisy Buchanan (Carrie Mulligan). Between this and Beyonce’s Back to Black cover, it seems like this soundtrack may just be the soundtrack of the year.
The soundtrack for The Great Gatsby will be released three days before the films release, on May 7. Del Rey’s track is already available on iTunes.
LISTEN TO “YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL” BY LANA DEL REY HERE:
You can’t judge a movie by the trailer — especially one by Baz Luhrmann — but from what I’ve seen of his forthcoming film The Great Gatsby I’m pretty excited. The second trailer was released today (we saw the first one back in May) and it captures the glitz and glamour of the 1920s.
Leonardo DiCaprio steals the spotlight as Jay Gatsby telling Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire): “I will tell you God’s truth. God’s truth about myself. I am the son of some very wealthy people, sadly they’re all dead now.” He goes on about his extravagant lifestyle and riches. As we’re given a glimpse into the very Moulin Rouge!-esque parties that Jay hosts, Carraway says eerily: ”He had an extraordinary sense of hope. But I had the uneasy feeling that he was guarding secrets.”
The film looks visually stunning and the soundtrack, while not period specific, includes Kanye West and Florence + the Machine. It’s set to hit theatres on May 10. Are you going to see it?
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This is my OMG moment of the day —nay week — because I’ve honestly been waiting for any shred of visuals to give me an idea of what Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby will look like. And it looks dayam good.
The trailer opens with a sweet track that’s so not 1922 but I’ll live with it because it makes Leonardo DiCaprio seem even more badass. The shots of NYC are totally Baz and are infused with the beautiful cinematography we saw in Moulin Rouge! and the mildly disappointing Australia.
The tempo seems a little faster than it is in the book but this isn’t just The Great Gatsby, this is Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (there’s a difference).
The movie stars Carey Mulligan as the fashionable Daisy Buchanan, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway and DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby. If your grade 10 English class isn’t rushing back to you, Carraway heads to Long Island where he’s fascinated by his mysterious yet glitzy neighbour Gatsby [start Twilight theme].
I don’t want to get too excited or else I’m bound to be disappointed, but from what I see I’m predicting a sweet though historically inaccurate wardrobe and soundtrack. We’ll have to wait until Dec. 25, 2012 to see if it’s what we expect.
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