If we forget about the inclusion of 3D gimmickery for a film of this pedigree, the real surprise is the soundtrack.
|1. 100$ Bill - JAY Z|
|2. Back To Black - Beyoncé, André 3000|
|3. Bang Bang - will.i.am|
|4. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) - Fergie, Q-Tip, GoonRock|
|5. Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey|
|6. Love Is The Drug - Bryan Ferry, The Bryan Ferry Orchestra|
|7. Over The Love - Florence + The Machine|
|8. Where The Wind Blows - Coco O.|
|9. Crazy In Love - Emeli Sandé, The Bryan Ferry Orchestra|
|10. Together - The xx|
|11. Hearts A Mess - Gotye|
|12. Love Is Blindness - Jack White|
|13. Into The Past - Nero|
|14. Kill And Run - Sia|
We've had a listen and pick Sia's Kill & Run as the best of the bunch, whereas Emeli Sandé's cover of 'Crazy In Love' ranks as one of the low-points, (sounding like someone wanted to make a down-tempo version of Doop) of an otherwise varied running order.
Using rappers, dubsteppers and rockers maybe off-kilter with the period (and I couldn't spot a significant black actor in the film), but this is typical of a new wave of films where era-appropriate music is disregarded in favour of pushing major label artists.
Hear for yourself a 30 second snippet of each song from the forthcoming soundtrack below.
The Great Gatsby is out on general release in 2D and 3D on 16th May in the UK.