In this lesson, students take inspiration from Baz Lurhmann’s new adaptation of The Great Gatsby to create a modern soundtrack for a classic novel.
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Baz Luhrmann is famous for giving classic stories a modern twist. In his newest adaptation of The Great Gatsby, he uses an entirely modern soundtrack that features music from Jay-Z, Beyonce, Andre 300, and Will.I.Am. While the story may take place in the 1920s, the soundtrack features almost entirely new pop songs.