Led Zeppelin’s ‘Good Times Bad Times’ Powers ‘American Hustle’ Film Trailer
In the trailer for the new David O. Russell film ‘American Hustle,’ the powerhouse Led Zeppelin track ‘Good Times Bad Times’ is used to great effect. The song’s famous stop-start opening — which kicked off the group’s first album and therefore served as their introduction to the world — is now used to create a head turning moment in the clip for this highly anticipated film.
‘American Hustle,’ which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Bradley Cooper, is based on the FBI ‘ABSCAM’ operation that took place from 1978 through 1982. The film also features Robert De Niro and Louis C.K. in supporting roles. The song seems to fit the tone of the film, right down to the lyrics. “In the days of my youth, I was told what it means to be a man / Now I’ve reached that age, I’ve tried to do all those things the best I can / No matter how I try, I find my way into the same old jam.” ‘
‘American Hustle’ is scheduled for release December 18, 2013