The Great Gatsby

Young Baz Luhrmann: "Hey mom! Look what I found in the dumpster: it's some old book!"

Mom Luhrmann: "Honey, put that thing back where you found it and get back to filming me throwing glitter at your father."

Young Baz: "But ma! It's got some superficial romance and a melodramatic tragedy of an ending and some subtle political commentary that I can wash over if not ignore completely!"

Mom: "Well, okay honey, I'll let you read it just this one time. But only if you promise me you'll film it like a musical and yet not make it quite a musical, leaving your audience constantly expecting someone to burst into song. Oh, and make sure your camera is constantly moving in a nauseating fashion too, and that everything is choreographed, just like it was in the 1920's. Also, could you throw in some 3 year-old rap songs? That would be great."

Young Baz: "OH BOY!"

Mom: "I just get worried about you and these books sometimes. I should've never let you read that Shakespeare fellow."