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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?
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…
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.
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.
Berken's 30 Countries Challenge film #-8-Czechoslovakia
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.…
The could've cut 40-60 minutes from this movie easily. I liked it for a while, but eventually I ran out of patience.
After seeing this movie, I want to see an opera.
Every creative mind should deal with perfectionism at some point. Mozart was no exception.
Is art without audience worthless? Does good art need to be influential? Can an artist have influence without having audience?
A movie flawless.
Mozart was spoiled and infant. He was an arrogant genius. I felt sorry for Salieri. Salieri was so genius as Mozart and for a long time he didn't have the recognition he deserved. It's hard tell who was better. Both were brilliant, in their ways.
More than envy, Salieri admired Mozart more than everyone. Envy and admiration walking together.
Amadeus is a talent-studded movie.
The credits of this film tell me this was a play before it was a film, and only a film as sublime, as immense, as extravagant and mythic as this could make me ask: "How?"
This is not a subtextual work. Salieri, in his confession which forms the film's narration, spells it all out. God, he believes, has cursed him by giving him no talent. The same God, he believes, has chosen him to recognize the tone of His voice. He is a prophet that cannot translate the language of the divine, but he knows it when he hears it, and he hears it in the work of Mozart, the irreverent, crude, oafish git with more talent in his pinkie…
"Forgive me, Majesty. I am a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not."
Viewed: The Director's Cut (180 mins)
Some TV personality once described Amadeus as a movie that was "designed by scientists, in a lab, specifically to win Oscars."
There are many dangers in taking either side of this argument: Either you believe such a myopic point of view and dismiss the eight Oscars (including Best Picture for 1984) that it received, writing it off as some sort of pandering piece of cinema, or you throw those kinds of sentiments off and honor it for hitting all of the notes that a…
Amadeus is a film like no other, because it manages to be a great deal of things without the audience realizing it. At its core, it is a story of a single man attempting to compete with someone vastly superior to him, a universal truth that encompasses much of story-telling. However, Amadeus is a layered film, and is just as much about that competition as it is about success, deceit, power, religion, and sanity. It is a moving, haunting, influ-ential film that manages to tell a compelling story without aggrandizing itself.
F. Murray Abraham stars in an Oscar-winning role as Salieri, an esteemed court compos-er who encounters a great rival in the young, brash, rude, yet professional and talented…
Tres ''E'': Excelencia, exquisitez y escándalo.
Tres ''I'': Inolvidable, intangible e inalcanzable.
Tres razones para verla: Por su banda sonora, los paisajes de ensueño y el duelo magnífico entre Mozart/Salieri.
Santo cine, no te vayas nunca...¡jamás!
Very well done movie but loses a point for that horrible laugh that is way over done.
A brilliantly crafted film driven by jealousy, hatred, beauty and all the drama that ensues.