"Hamilton" is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and show tunes, "Hamilton" has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theater--a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Captured at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway in June 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way.
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Filmed over the course of three days in June 2016. It started by filming a live Sunday matinee performance with cameras in the audience, after which the cast and crew spent the rest of the day and evening filming close-ups, dolly shots and crane shots. Filming continued all day Monday (normally the cast's day off) with more close-ups and Steadicam footage. More filming took place on Tuesday morning, before shooting another live performance on Tuesday evening, with cameras again in the audience but in different positions. Lin-Manuel Miranda
said, "it was basically a three-day film shoot with the best-rehearsed cast in the history of the movies, 'cause we'd all been doing the show for a year at this point." See more
Philip Hamilton wasn't shot before 10 paces, for a minute both Philip and Eacker stood and refused to shoot.
"Philip took his father's advice, and refused to raise his pistol to fire after he and Eacker had counted ten paces and faced each other. Eacker, following suit, did not shoot either. For the first minute, both men stood, doing nothing, both refusing to shoot. After a minute, Eacker finally raised his pistol, and Philip did the same. Eacker shot and struck Philip above his right hip. The bullet went through his body and lodged in his left arm. In what may have been an involuntary spasm, Philip also fired his pistol before he hit the ground, but this bullet did nothing." See more
Ladies and gentlemen, this is your king, George III. Welcome to "Hamilton." At this time, please silence all cell phones and other electronic devices. All photography and video recording is strictly prohibited. Thank you, and enjoy *my* show.
The Walt Disney Pictures logo is synced up to the sound effects from "Ten Duel Commandments" (the ticking clock, explosions, gunshots and DJ disc scratches). See more
Performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda
, Leslie Odom Jr.
, Chris Jackson
, Phillipa Soo
, Renée Elise Goldsberry
and Jasmine Cephas Jones
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Copyright © 2015 5000 Broadway Music (ASCAP)
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