A list of films I haven't seen........
I should be ashamed of myself.
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 film. This film right here. A masterpiece in every sense of the word. F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri and the relatively unknown Tom Hulce as the titular Amadeus who needs no further introduction put down two of the best performances in movie history, and although they do not even share as much screen time together as you would expect from a story about (one-sided) rivalry, their chemistry is just beyond belief. Salieri’s villainous quest to destroy that what he believes is God himself taunting him is made completely and utterly empathetic through his simultaneous admiration for the gift of music created by that very malefactor. And then Mozart, who believes his opponent to be nothing short of a…
This review may contain 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.
“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…
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.
Well that was a lot of powdered wings. Good movie though even if it was 3 hours long.
I can't seem to find the director's cut from 2002, which I just saw but I will summarise my view of the movie in the lines to follow:
"Amadeus" is no biopic.
"Amadeus" was never about Mozart, and it was never about Salieri. Subsequently it was never about their alleged feud.
"Amadeus" is a movie about human vs god. It is about man vs the forces of nature . It is about how we feel awe and jealousy at the same time in the presence of true brilliance, in the presence of divinity.
Captivating from beginning to end. Even for non-classical music buffs.
"It was terrifying and wonderful to watch."
I thought this film was overrated. But I've changed my mind after watching it. It's really a masterpiece. Every detail is on point. The first hour of the film made me laugh so much. Don Giovanni scene was epic.
"And then, suddenly high above it an oboe. A single note, hanging there, unwavering. Until a clarinet took it over sweetened it into a phrase of such delight."
في المشهد هذا ووصفه للناي ذكرني بأغنية أعطني الناي وغني لفيروز.
If this is not the best movie about jealousy I would be shocked. F. Murray Abraham plays Salieri, a man who believes that his musical career was a gift from God and has lived his life with virtue to replay the lord. When he meets Mozart (played by Tom Hulce?) he is amazed by his talent and disgusted by his lewd and coarse behavior. Salieri's jealousy runs deeper and deeper over time, believing that God is mocking him with Mozart, and he becomes obsessed with ruining the man life while still admiring his talent. F. Murray Abraham gives one of the greatest performances in film history. I rank it right up there with Daniel Day Lewis in There will be Blood. It is worth watching once just to see him alone.
I absolutely love the visuals in this film, and the way that the music is used to accentuate the story. There's so much emotion expressed through the music, and any time there were lyrics they spoke directly to what was happening in the film. It was brilliant planning and it made Amadeus a joy to watch. I also adored the framing device, because Salieri perfectly explains his entire motivation in only a few minutes with the priest. There were a few acting performances that I struggled with, in fact some people seemed totally anachronistic in their speech patterns. Sadly, the worst of these was Tom Hulce as the titular character. While he softens and becomes tolerable late in the movie,…
this movie ruined my life?????????
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. The costuming, cinematography, staging, music and direction are all flawless.
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