The Great Gatsby and Baz Luhrmann’s Adaptation Techniques (Media Analysis Essay)

Baz Luhrmann’s films are known for their outlandish visuals and mashups of music creatively interwoven into the scene. This post-modern aesthetic made sense to critics in Luhrmann’s works such as Moulin Rouge!, while his adaptions of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and, more recently, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby received negative responses … Continue reading

Modernization of The Starting Line’s Say It Like You Mean It Album Cover

For my second visual assignment, I decided to do Classic Album Makeover. While, it’s hard to say whether The Starting Line’s album Say It Like You Mean It  counts as “classic,” it was released in 2002 and could use some updating. The jeans and phone really says early 2000s here. And … Continue reading