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Hamilton on Disney+

Posted on July 5, 2020 at 22:49:12

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I signed up just to watch Hamilton. It's a pretty fantastic play. One can watch it multiple times and not get bored. The dialog is so quick, it requires multiple viewings to hear it all.

I even hooked up the home theater for it. Not as dramatic a sound production as Fame (saw for first time a year ago and brought the subwoofer over to use as well).

Not sure what to do with Disney+, but they also gave me Hulu and ESPN+ and I don't even know what ESPN is! Hulu, I think has some movies I may have missed or want to see again, but I don't know.


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Thanks for that! I didn't realize what the + was for. I hope they, posted on July 6, 2020 at 08:57:22

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have an introductory period after which one may cancel? (free?)

Hulu indeed has some good stuff. ESPN is sports, so that's a bust...


RE: Hamilton on Disney+, posted on July 6, 2020 at 10:02:33

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I saw Hamilton In Los Angeles, a rare (for me) professional musical theater experience. Pretty much loved it. It's such an odd duck, a musical version of American history with lots of rapping. But the music is engaging and memorable, the story is interesting (I read the whole Chernow book after seeing it) and the whole Broadway song and dance spectacle is fun.

So of course I've been watching and rewatching the TV movie version. I can't help but do a mental comparison to a stage play. What a very different animal. With one point of view, the playgoer chooses what to look at, so each person sees a different subset of the multiple activities on stage through most of the scenes. In the movie, editing focuses all viewers on the same actions through the whole thing. Close ups reveal faces in a way that I could not see from a more distant stage seat. And yet, it is in some sense a less rich experience because all these choices are made for me. But in any case, I still pretty much love this movie version. And I'm not a huge fan of musicals in general.


I dislike musicals ..., posted on July 6, 2020 at 13:40:53

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...but liked Hamilton when we watched the movie.

Some of the rapping flowed so incredibly fast that I missed some of it.

I thought Hamilton's wife was a real standout, as well as King George.

I'd like to see it live. I imagine it would be incredibly engaging.


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