Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Gatsby Soundtrack by Andrea B.

Last friday night the Junior class went to see The Great Gatsby in theatres. Personally, I found the movie to be excellent. It had great visuals, cinematography, and most importantly a perfect soundtrack. If you haven’t seen the movie, when first listening to the soundtrack, it might seem a bit odd and contemporary, but on the contrary, the songs work seamlessly with the storyline and characters. Some of my personal favorites are Beyoncé and Andre 3000’s remake of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’, ‘No Church In the Wild’ by Jay-Z, ‘100$ Bill’ by Jay-Z, and my favorite ‘Young and Beautiful’ by Lana Del Rey. The song ‘Young and Beautiful’ connects to the characters Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan in such a way that it brings out somber and melancholic emotions. I recommend seeing the film before listening to the soundtrack to fully appreciate the compilation of music and amazing artists, but having seen the film or not, this soundtrack is one of the best I have heard in a long time.

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