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Could Baz Luhrmann's latest be getting a musical tune-up even before its release?
Unless actress Adelaide Clemens is completely full of it (which she probably isn't), it seems that's the reason for the push back on the release date. Over the summer, it was announced that Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," which was originally slated to open on December 25, 2012, would hit screens May 10, 2013, instead. What could justify this nearly six months long delay?
Before the 1990s, there was a stretch of time -- roughly 10 years or so -- we refer to as "the '80s." It was, like, this totally rad era in which a geriatric Rodney Dangerfield could be a party animal, coke was a problem and New Coke was an even gnarlier problem. And the only rule for your hair was that it had to appear hilarious to anyone not living in the '80s.
With the jukebox broadway musical "Rock of Ages" coming to theaters, we say it's time to grab a pogo ball and hop our way through the historical hallway of hairstyles, searching for what made '80s yearbooks into the comedy treasure chests they've become.
For "Black Swan," director Darren Aronofsky trusted longtime collaborator Clint Mansell to fill out the whole soundtrack. The upcoming film "Blue Valentine," meanwhile, is scored entirely by indie rock band Grizzly Bear.
And then, of course, there's Daft Punk's creation for the upcoming "TRON: Legacy."
But these defy movie soundtrack conventions. The majority of the great ones are more like mixtapes (yeah, we're referencing you, Zach Braff), made by director for his girlfriend film. It is sweet, but impersonal.
So when a director collaborates with only one musician to build the soundtrack, it's like a boyfriend writing and recording an entire album for and inspired by his girlfriend. With that in mind, here are our 13 favorite single-artist soundtracks. Get More »