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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?
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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…
"Mediocrities everywhere... I absolve you... I absolve you... I absolve you... I absolve you... I absolve you all."
One of the greatest films of the 1980's and genuinely one of best examples of pure cinema in my opinion, 'Amadeus' is a sumptuously mounted production by Milos Foreman. The film won 8 Academy Awards, back when big Oscar winning movies were genuinely deserving. One of these awards was dished out to F. Murray Abraham as the jealous, spiteful and rage filled Antonio Salieri. Abraham is terrific in the role. Salieri gives his chastity to God in the hope that he be used as his instrument to create music that will speak to the world and make him renowned around the World.…
I love classical music (I play the viola) so this movie was an absolute wonder and treat. It has almost everything I like in a movie! It was beautiful, the soundtrack amazing since it used Mozart's music, and the characters had motivations and goals that were compelling. The actors both did an amazing job of portraying this overdramatized, fictitious story of Mozart and Salieri, bringing them a whole new life. And the themes and entire plot was beautifully tragic.
An amazing try story, about an amazing man, in a crazy time in history. Laugh out loud funny and sad at times, a true epic in scale.
Assisti ao director's cut de 180 minutos e foi impossível desgrudar os olhos da tela. AMADEUS dialoga profundamento com um dos sentimentos mais legítimos e tristes da alma humana, a inveja. A orquestração dos diálogos realizada pelo roteirista Peter Shaffer é de um refinamento pouquíssimo visto. Milos Forman conduz com sensibilidade e humor as idiossincrasias de Mozart e a complexa mente de Salieri, lindamente interpretado por F. Murray Abraham.
an operatic masterpiece dedicated to the mediocre and the unfairly talented
well, there it is
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the first real rockn'roll star represented in one of the most fantastic, finest, gorgeous biopic ever at made. Tom Hulce (Mozart) and F Murray Abraham (Salierie) contribution to Forman's artwork bring it at THE Artist's height!
haunting and beautiful and tragic and oh my god that laugh
slightly too long maybe (the director's cut i watched was 3 hours long), some narrative pruning could've helped. but maybe the theatrical version takes care of it!
but an honestly glorious movie overall, well worth a watch!
Just absolutely beautiful. A must. watch.
Saw the director's cut. Absolutely NEED to see the theatrical cut. So many scenes of absolute brilliance muddled by a few repetitious narrative asides. Honestly feel like twenty minutes shorter would really help this movie.
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