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'在高度'的评论:Lin-Manuel Miranda的'Hamilton's Block Party是大屏幕上的爆炸

“疯狂的亚洲人”导演Jon M. Chu庆祝当时称为纽约的“小多米尼加共和国”的邻居,以浅宽阔的道路适应的大屏幕。

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麦克尔波莱

在“汉密尔顿”之前有“在高度,“革命性的托尼赢得嘻哈音乐剧Lin-Manuel Miranda- 曼哈顿北端 - 在百老汇的地图上。Though just 20 minutes from the Great White Way by train, the predominantly Dominican neighborhood might as well have been the North Pole for most New Yorkers (“I’ve never been above 96th Street,” squeals a lost hipster in the first number) until their eyes were opened by Miranda’s electrifying show, which follows a cluster of first-generation immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the D.R. over several scorching summer days in the way-uptown barrio.

现在,由于这种令人眼济的大屏幕适应来自“疯狂的亚洲人”导演楚楚,该国其他地区可以加入庆祝活动,一个超出所有块党,以纪念拉丁裔移民经验。“高处”总是一个乐观和快乐的展示,以及在代表部门的灵感:它以拉美族聚集在一起的拉丁美洲,在复杂的,快速的火押韵用西班牙表达和加勒比文化的引用来唱歌,时尚,最重要的是,音乐。

Miranda’s writing made the grease-painted, switchblade-wielding street gangs of “West Side Story” seem a hundred years old by comparison, even if his style has since influenced so much that it seems almost quaint today (“In the Heights” was workshopped in 2005, bowed Off Broadway in 2007, then moved to Broadway the following year). The musical made history, offering a fresh spin on the Hispanic experience simply by focusing on relatable everyday struggles, rather than run-ins with the law,la migra.和其他陈词滥调的拉丁裔社区如何经常被盎格鲁讲故事者描绘。

就像它的来源一样,电影是一个爆炸,一个人在华盛顿高地的街道上被射击大得多。从属于多米尼加大使美国叙述者Usnavi(Miranda发起的角色,通过“汉密尔顿”的老将Anthony Ramos.以广泛的微笑)到公园,游泳池和其他公共场所,“高度”现在就在实际高度中出现了观众,这必须被欺骗2D店面框架乔治华盛顿桥上舞台上。

楚(谁指的是前两个“加强”续集“是对的,不是为了让展示”坚韧不拔“ - 这不是,邻居也不是邻居 - 尽管他的许多选择歪斜了这部影片对年轻人倾斜的电影。他参加了一个略微日期,迪士尼渠道氛围,搭配闪存舞蹈号,有集中的镜头耀斑和一个尴尬的框架装置,其中usnavi坐在白沙滩上,并在过去时讲述故事到噱头睁大眼睛的孩子。

这是楚的解决错误困境的方式,每次当代音乐署长都挣扎着:如何解释为什么字符正在唱歌?他的解决方案涉及将材料视为儿童的寓言,尽管它可能会在(如果不是更好)潜入第一首歌的“在华盛顿高度的灯光下潜入,休息一天”的开放线。It’s a shame two decades after “Chicago” that Hollywood still seems ashamed to treat tuners as tuners, though that’s a quibble, since the movie is so much more committed to the genre than most — it has to be, considering that most of the plot is packed into Miranda’s lyrics, which come fast and furious for more than two hours.

随着Usnavi打开他的店铺 - 将相机像斯派克电影一样,人物倒入:来自原有的百老汇铸造的罗马·默米兹(Olga Merediz),来自原始百老汇的Tony Winner和电影最有可能的奥斯卡·注册人);表弟桑尼(现场盗贼Gregory Diaz IV);当地汽车服务老板Kevin Rosario(吉米Smits);星际女大学生尼娜(Leslie Grace)和前男友班尼(Corey Hawkins),他在爸爸的派遣工作;和Usnavi自己的粉碎,崭露头角的时尚达凡妮莎(Melissa Barrera)。Half of them buy lottery tickets, and before long, Usnavi learns that he’s sold a winner, prompting the show’s best (and most “Hamilton”-sounding) number, “96,000,” in which the ensemble imagines what they’d do with that kind of money.

在百老汇,我们很快吸取了谁购买了幸运票,但QuaraAlegría兄弟(适应自己的舞台书)延迟了这里的信息,没有真正的优势。她和楚不再改变源材料,虽然他们的少数调整减少了那里的冲突。例如,班尼曾经曼尼娜的父亲唱歌,“他喜欢提醒我,我永远不会为你的家人提供足够的,”这里没有这样的紧张局势。现在她从斯坦福回来了,真的没有什么能让他们分开。

Usnavi and Vanessa’s relationship is a bit more complicated, since both are angling to get out of the Heights: She paints nails at a salon but dreams of moving downtown to become a fashion designer, while he wants to return to the Dominican Republic to restore his father’s bar. But even then, the movie smooths over their misunderstandings, as in the lively club scene — a fireworks display of Latin courtship and dancing that immediately precedes the citywide blackout — where the potential couple make one another jealous by dancing with strangers. As a “Step Up” vet, Chu ought to get the underlying dynamic, though there’s enough going on in this number to propel the musical’s second half.

就像探索照明人为“Brooklyn”为爱尔兰人物的几年后,“高度”承认唠叨的联系拖着了许多移民回到家园,提醒养护家族如何调整到一个更易于管理的新地方。在这种充满活力的社区肖像中,有些人来了,别人去:妮娜脱离了斯坦福的人,而美容店老板丹妮拉(“租赁”星级鲁宾-Vega)是由Gentrification和Ring价格上升的租借。

“它疯了昂贵,”Usnavi唱了,但这只是它的一半。在现场之后,“高度”承认,难民移民必须在这个国家的地方工作,庆祝他们的文化的这些方面 - 头发和指甲,罗布维雅和果岭 - 他们拒绝放手,甚至如此系统压力它们以同化化。

Chu may not be Latin, but he’s clearly sensitive to such themes, and one suspects that Miranda (who appears as the piragua guy, pushing his shaved ice cart throughout) may have tipped him off to the kind of details that reflect the neighborhood: the graffiti, the old men on their stoops, the kids splashing in the fountain of open fire hydrants.

那些触摸是足够的,尽管看到蠕变致力于这种类型的表现主义潜力很好。他确实有几个伎俩起来了他的袖子 - 就像班尼和尼娜在墙边跳过一个房地产建筑物的那个袖子,虽然楚通常很喜欢快速切割,所相机 - 任何地方音乐视频风格分期。看到多米尼加人和波多黎各人,现在可能不会像“高度”击中百老汇的时候一样小说,但它在大屏幕上并不少。米兰达的意识歌曲为自己讲话,让楚朝日葵谈到了每天的颜色人物。抱怨!

'在高度'的评论:Lin-Manuel Miranda的'Hamilton's Block Party是大屏幕上的爆炸

在华纳兄弟一室公寓,伯班克,5月5日审查,2021年5月5日。(在TribeCa电影节 - 开瓶器。)MPAA评分:PG-13。运行时间:143分钟。

  • 生产:Warner Bros.图片发布和演示5000百老汇,Barrio Grrrl!,可能的故事,SGS图片制作。生产商:林曼努埃尔米兰达,QuaraAlegíaHudes,Scott Sanders,Anthony Bregman,Mara Jacobs。行政制作人:大卫尼科,Kevin McCormick。
  • 全体人员:导演:朱米楚。剧本:基于音乐阶段戏剧的QuiaraAlegría兄弟;Lin-Manuel Miranda的音乐和歌词;QuiaraAlegría的书籍;米兰达的概念。相机:爱丽丝布鲁克斯。编辑:Myron Kerstein。音乐主管:Steven Gizicki。原始歌曲:米兰达。
  • 和:Anthony Ramos,Corey Hawkins,Leslie Grace,Melissa Barrera,Olga Merediz,Daphne Rubin-Vega,Gregory Diaz IV,Stephanie Beatriz,Dascha Polanco,Jimmy Smits。
  • 音乐: