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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…
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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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Ah, Amadeus. One of my favorite films I've seen yet, and for good reason.
I've seen both the Director's Cut, and a fan edit that essentially takes the Director's Cut and makes it the Theatrical Cut, since that cut is not widely available anymore. And that's a shame, because the original cut is a tighter, better movie, at least in my eyes. Anyway, enough of this, let's talk about the movie itself:
The score of this movie is stunning. That goes without saying, but I said it anyway. The score is as much a character as anyone, since, well, the movie focuses on composers. In fact, it's influenced me to listen almost (ALMOST) exclusively to classical music. I mean, compositions…
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Foreman's adaptation is pure magic. In fact, as one of Oscars most underrated gems, it's flawless. The performances of Abraham and Hulce are well rounded and a class act for both and the film itself is just a beautiful wonder to look at. It's a true classic and a true modern epic.
Thanks to the folks on Letterboxd I got around watching this fine piece of a film. It is pretty genius and gives me a chance to laugh disturbingly loud in the most unfitting situations and blame the film!
oh god damn. it's got music, pastries, titties, grade A gaslighting, what more could you want god damn.
+ Nice score (duh!)
+ Opera scenes
+ Production Design
+ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's character
- Salieri's angle, very cinematic but quite hard to believe
Too much mascara and wigs for my enjoyment but excellent acting in this story of the eccentric Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Movie won 8 Oscars upon its release but I personally thought that 'The Killing Fields' was more deserving of best picture.
Too many notes.
Liked it anyway.
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