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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…
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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.
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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.…
Valió la pena cada minuto de esta película, una pieza ...
Given that this is a movie about music, and given that music and cinema are kindred mediums, I'd hoped this would be more...musical. More fluid and dynamic in its presentation. The kind of flick that could inspire awestruck gasps with a brilliantly composed shot or a well placed cut. Amadeus certainly has those moments, but they're few and far between. For long stretches it just feels like very well-done theatre. Milos Forman is no Mozart, that's quite apparent.
Still, this is reasonable entertainment.
Amadeus is a masterpiece. It's about a man's struggle with his religious beliefs. How could he, a man of faith and virtue, a man loyal to God, not receive the only thing he has ever asked Him; to be recognized as a great composer. Yet Wolfgang Amadeus, a vexatious man with an incredibly annoying laugh, has been blessed with the mind to create beautiful music, enjoyed by many. Salieri then confused and angered with God realizes that to get what he has always desired, he has to part ways with his beliefs.
The music, the acting, and the amazing script, Amadeus is truly worth watching.
Like One Flew Over, this is a film that I feel the need to watch once every couple of years to keep fresh in my mind. It's just like one of Mozart's opera. Everything is in place as it should be. Not one note more or less.
I'm a noted 'style over substance' enthusiast. But sometimes it doesn't matter what you do with the camera (if anything at all), but instead it's all about what you put in front of it.
Amadeus is a behemoth of a story with great production design, and surprisingly very little in terms of cinematography. That doesn't stop Amadeus from being one of the greatest films of all time.
The story is just so engulfing and the the characters so unique. It makes classical music enthralling. Amadeus is essentially a musical but it doesn't feel like one. The film interweaves music into the story like two soul mates in love.
The academy got this one right for a change. Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. Well deserved!
I've seen several review of Amadeus talk about how even though it's about topics they don't necessarily enjoy, mainly classical music and Mozart, they still found themselves enthralled in this film. I wasn't wasn't quite entranced but I did find the film suitably compelling.
Tom Hulce's Mozart is pretty off the wall and zany, with his high pitched laugh and acts of debauchery, it makes for a nice contrast with the upper echelon of society that most of the film takes place within. F. Murray Abraham's Salieri is also very good, it's easy to understand his motivates and I really appreciated the way his story was told through flashblacks, really added to the…
The story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart which is told from the perspective of Antonio Salieri which becomes a tale of the love of music and revenge. Highly recommended.
The other night I was listening to a movie critic on the radio paraphrase Raymond Chandler while reviewing "Inherent Vice": "...the scene outranked the plot, in the sense that a good plot was one which made good scenes. The ideal mystery was one you would read if the end was missing." I told myself I wouldn't watch Amadeus again in its entirety, just the first few minutes since it was on TV in HD, and it cannot be helped. Every scene leads into the next perfectly and contains its own special beauty and poetry.
In the early scenes there is F. Murray Abraham's amazing performance that draws you in. Then there is comedy, something sorely missing from the 'great big…
This movie is 3 hours long and in the end I wanted even more. It's just so good.