Anachronistic music pieces have always been part of the glittery spectacle that comes with Baz Luhrmann’s films. It’s hard to think ofMoulin Rouge! without picturing Nicole Kidman’s consumption-stricken cabaret star soaring high above her admirers singing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” or wonder if West Egg parties would have gotten a hard pass if The Great Gatsby’s soundtrack hadn’t been executive produced by Jay Z.
“The Get Down” is a mythic saga of how New York at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form.
Set in New York in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco -– told through the lives, music, art and dance of the South Bronx kids who would change the world forever.