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‘Hamilton’ Is a Movie. Or Is It? Plus: Remembering Ennio Morricone.

The legendary composer died Sunday at 91

Photocall International Jury - 6th International Rome Film Festival Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images

Sean and Amanda discuss the life and career of the legendary film composer Ennio Morricone, who died on Sunday at 91 (1:24). Then they discuss the new additions to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and what it means for the Oscars (0:00). And finally, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical phenomenon finally began streaming this weekend on Disney+. It’s a composite of three June 2016 performances, so how does it work as a movie experience? And how has Hamilton aged since it premiered in 2015? Sean and Amanda are joined by Juliet Litman to discuss the history of the show, what it’s like to see it at home, and the state of musicals in 2020 (25:55).

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