The Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton Duel: A Gritty Reboot


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Dana O’Keefe’s finely-crafted short film blends 18th Century concerns, 21st Century technology and a soundtrack reminiscent of the 1970s. Aaron Burr, Part 2 tells the story of the infamous bloody duel between the Vice President of the United States and the former Secretary of the Treasury.

What we know as history, Burr tells us, is wrong. Washington was an incompetent general. Hamilton was a megalomaniac. But it doesn’t matter because, O’Keefe’s Burr tells us, because:

History is a contest, not unlike a duel. I ended his life. But he ruined mine. I won the duel, but I lost my place in history.

-via Joe Carter


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