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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?
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.
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…
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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…
Recently, I have been struggling with a very important question for film fans and cinephile's....what really is my favorite movie?
There are three films I really love that all are worthy of that spot....Jurassic Park, this film, and There Will Be Blood. It was hard for me to choose which film I love the most not only because they are all outstanding but they are so different. After giving this a rewatch, I think this is my favorite film. Why? Well, because it seems so flawless. One of the few films I consider perfect. The acting is perfect. The costumes are perfect. The set designs are perfect. The cinematography is perfect. The story is, you guessed it, perfect. No matter…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Deslumbrante adaptación cinematográfica de la obra teatral de Peter Shaffer. No tanto un biopic de Mozart –no aspira al menor rigor en ese sentido- como un agudísimo estudio sobre los celos profesionales.
Una película que combina muy acertadamente la pulcritud en la forma con un desarrollo del argumento entretenido y una sólida construcción de personajes. Tanto Abraham como Hulce –esa risita que le pone a Mozart es ya parte de la Historia del Cine- están absolutamente geniales. Ninguno de los dos tuvo después el carrerón que el éxito de este filme hacía presagiar.
La música del genio austríaco ayuda a reforzar un conjunto excelente.
Oh the terror of envy and the terror of wanting to be the best and make one's mark on the world!
Oh the wonder of this music and the how the joy of the Lord blesses himself through those whom he chooses!
Oh the crackle of acting that is so good that it satisfies like a rich meal!
Fun fact: One of Tim Keller's favourite films.
Amadeus is a very good film but suffers from Wolf of Wall Street Syndrome. It's an hour way too long.
Amadeus may feature the greatest bait-and-switch in film history. Instead of a film about Mozart, we are watching a film about Saltier (this computer won't let me spell Saltier correctly). The bitter hatred Saltier has for Mozart, is only matched by his love of Mozart's music. This rivalry (that Mozart is hardly even aware of) shows off an incredible relationship of the hard worker of the genius that doesn't take himself seriously, and the hard worker that will never be good enough.
As a relatively new fan of Mozart and classical music in general, I was quite anxious going into this 3 hour behemoth. Which Mozart would be presented to me? How would it distort my view of him as composer and as person? Would my favorite pieces be included in the film?
After a 3 hour long journey through the streets and palaces of Vienna, theatres and graveyard, into Mozart, his family and his colleagues.. I think it's safe to say that I was never disappointed, nor let down, for a single minute. There is enough conflict and drama, terror and madness, divinity and sin, spectacularity and ordinarity, to easily fill the three hours of the film with a grandiose spectacle worthy of one of the greatest artists that were ever produced by western civilization.
Now if only there existed epics like this with a similar scope as broad and entertaining, for Beethoven and Vivaldi as well.
One of the best period dramas I have ever seen. Masterful in nearly every aspect. Fantastic performances. Beautiful costumes and makeup. A moving and engrossing plot. Deep character. And wonderful direction. It hardly even felt like two and a half hours, as it kept you deeply invested all the way through. Absolutely worth the watch, though I'm not sure how many times I'd be able to rewatch it.
Amadeus is an experience to watch, a movie where everything fits in perfect. And an movie that tells the story of a genius who get a bigger and bigger legacy during the course of the movie. Amadeus is a amazing movie but especially a rewarding ride and the director's cut makes it even better. It take three hours to experience the magnificent acting, scenery and the music of the young genius. And this movie fits him perfectly because it's also a movie that's made by a genius who knows how to made a biographical film.
The man... the music... the madness... the murder... the masterpiece.
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