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The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.
I don't understand why this movie isn't higher rated. What criticism could possibly be raised about this flawless masterpiece?
Too many notes?
“This was no composition by a performing monkey! This was a music I'd never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing, it had me trembling. It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.”
As I sat there breathless staring at my screen watching this astounding masterpiece while listening to its amazing soundtrack, I couldn’t help but relate to F. Murray Abraham’s Salieri in his admiration for Mozart and his genius, although my admiration was geared towards Milos Forman’s outstanding direction and not on the actual composer himself. What a unique experience this three hour film was for me. Amadeus was a movie I had been putting off mainly because of its extremely long running time…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Firstly, you will never find a movie with more beautiful, breathtaking music. Simply stunning. Even for non classical fans, it is captivating.
Despite its title, it is the story of Salieri, the composer who reveres and yet hates Mozart for his genius. He lives his life in the shadow of Mozarts superior talent, and is driven mad by it. He can't fathom why God blessed Mozart with superior talent, a man who is in no way as pious as himself, and it becomes his obsession. Even years after Mozarts death he is still enraptured with all that occurred, and consigns himself to his fate of being the self proclaimed "patron saint of mediocrity."
Three hours long, and worth every minute of it. Whether or not you love classical music, you can appreciate the (fictionalized) story of this real life genius. One of the best composers of all time, and a great movie about him.
Milos Forman’s epic depiction of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life has the kind of glory, sublimity, freshness and magnitude that you can only find in a top class artistic creation and watching it feels like experiencing the climax of a symphony written by the 18th century composer. It is flawless in almost every aspect and it is more like a sad opera which moves in all directions and never ceases to surprise and make joy and at the same time it tells the drear story of a man whose musical talent and mastery surprise everyone but his skill is not enough to make his own life more comfortable. Mozart’s life is a mixture of dejection, woe and rare moments of happiness…
If you had no idea what a rose was, saw one, and had to describe it. You might use among other descriptors "elegant", "fragrant" "vibrant", "beautiful" and so on. In reality that IS a rose, it is not simply "a rose" in name. Follow me?
If one wants to appreciate this movie and the genius within, I feel they must do the same as with the rose. Do not critique a film about a famous musician. Instead, feel, hear, and lose yourself in Amadeus. Doing so is the difference between flying in a plane and piloting it. The same, but VASTLY different.
If you can do this, you will truly understand why Amadeus in my opinion, is one of the greatest works ever made.
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Milos Forman has made several of the most iconic movies of the last forty years. "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" is on top ten lists the world over and after it's Oscar glory in 1975 Forman repeated the feat almost ten years later with "Amadeus".
If you love classical music then this is for you. Even if you don't then this is probably still for you. A sweeping period piece that captivates from the very beginning this has two wonderful performances from the leading protagonists. Tom Hulce plays the genius that is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the most gifted composer to ever walk the earth. Hulce's once in a lifetime portrayal of the child…
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Amadeus, or Loved by God. We view this figure through the historical lens of an ageing and seemingly senile Antonio Salieri, but I am struck by how clearly his memory haunts him, however accurate his representation of Mozart may be. In reality, Mozart was not some genius whose notes came to him as easy as breathing did, but that is how Salieri remembers it. We see how beautifully his recount flows in the editing; how these L cuts create such magnificent sound-bridges which link each period of Salieri's fall and Mozart's rise like a symphony. A crumpled letter from the angry Leopold transitions into the sound scattering a flock of deer as the Emperor proposes his niece as a pupil.…
The kind of overblown, self-indulgent and unintentionally satirical mess that feels perfectly representative of the decade during which it was released.
To begin by discussing the greatest aspect of the film, and what draws many people to it, the music. Come to expect a great deal of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music, a highly emotive and theatrical composer who's music serves as the key component to many of the films best moments. It is a pleasure to listen to the composition of Mozart for such an extended period, and for it to be set to images that match the tone of the score so well makes it all the more satisfying. However this can often result in one of…
One of the greatest movies of all time. This is a movie that speaks for itself. Beautiful Cinematography and stellar performances by all especially F. Murray Abraham who carries the film. Tom Hulce was a terrific choice for this movie. True this is historically incorrect but it doesn't matter this film works on so many different levels... the music ahhh the music. Mozart is pure genius and his music touches this film and everyone involved. You can just sense that Mozart's inspiration drove everyone on this film to perfection. A must see film for all!
Wow. This film is amazing, and deserves every bit of praise it gets. The music, the acting and actors, and the sets, especially, make this film, like the classical music artist that inspired the film, timeless. Like Mozart, however, this art isn't for everyone. First, the film is 3 hours long, that is a turnoff for many casual moviegoers. Another thing is that a lot of the plot is subtle, what I mean by this is that not a lot of the plot is direct. The characters don't do anything directly, there is always a deeper meaning to everything done, especially when it comes to the plot to take Mozart down. The rise and fall of Mozart in this film is graceful, like the music that inspired it. The only problem I have is that there is no proof that Mozart was intentionally killed by Salieri, but that's it. Great movie otherwise for the ages, just like his music.
Holy shit. I have no words. Why the fuck did it take me so many years to get around to this fucking masterpiece? Well...it is a three hour period piece about Mozart and the opera, so I was pretty intimidated whenever I even thought about approaching it...but holy shit. Holy fucking shit. There wasn't a single minute of that three hours I was bored. Not a single moment did I check the time signature or look at my watch. Not a single moment was I thinking about anything else. Every single moment I just wanted to be absorbed into this visually ravishing, constantly hilarious, downright fucking brilliant masterpiece of a movie. I mean seriously, holy fucking shit.
It may be a TV-movie in terms of production and storytelling. But there is so much going on in each frame -- just look at Salieri and the emperor's men when the emperor's entering the opera, they almost look like three evil crows from a Disney production.
And, God, the music is well used.
And the walls and the doors (not the band, but the actual doors), closed or open, are even better used.
And the way characters appear and disappear (the emperor disappears halfway through; you may think it's because he's not interested in Mozart anymore and that his disappearance is because the lack of the common interest in music. But in fact it is because he's in war.).
It's so rich.
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An intriguing and completely entertaining period piece which is able to modernize through it's excellent casting choices. Seeing obviously out of place American actors transforms an potentially authentic style movie into something more subjective and interpritive. F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce are both brilliant. Abraham ended up with the Oscar that year over Hulce and it's probably deserved. His Salieri is complex, filled with guilt, jealousy, wonder, and anger. Hulce's Mozart is wild and troubled, whose genius burns and ends his life prematurely. Special mention is also deserved for Jeffrey Jones, who is fantastic as always and delivers the best line in the movie.
On the technical side the movie looks great, the costumes and production design are all impeccable. The story is well constructed and paced, moving a long film along briskly. There really is nothing bad to say about the whole thing.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!