As cliche as this may sound, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was the first modern American novel I became emotionally attached to. I can’t even count how many times my eyes have graced the pages of this literary masterpiece. The emotional drama of Gatsby has been filmed five times with the most recent adaptation, directed by Baz Luhrmann, being released this Friday, May 10. To say I’m excited is a serious understatement. There’s an all-star cast (Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby!), the cinematography is stunning and the soundtrack is incredible (and currently on repeat). Inspired by the upcoming premiere, here’s a contemporary nod to the Roaring Twenties that we just can’t help but get caught up in.
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