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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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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…
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.
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…
Miloš Forman is a genius
an awful, hearsay-steeped account of wolfgang amadè mozart's life
the film doesn't even contain his twenty-first piano concerto, the quintessence of his soul
unlike mozart, forman is far from being a genius and depiction of the composer's life should be left to the great conductors
I fell in love with classical music
Academy Award winning Best Picture 1984
Tom Hulce was fantastic as Mozart, Elizabeth Berridge was stunning and F. Murray Abraham was perfect in his role too. Had my full attention through the full 180 minute Director's cut!
A film, which in the first hour seemed like a quite silly biographical film, managed to grow in me towards the end. It may be because of the three hours directors cut length, which inevitably creates a connection between the character and viewer. However, the fresh and might a bit overdone interpretation of Mocart, manages to create empathy and understanding. The film protagonist also fascinates with being a typical mediocrity and at the same time a complicated,worth analyzation personality. The delightful scene towards the end of Mocarts unfinished rhapsody creation uplifts this film from a humorous biography to a sensitive story of a conflict between a genius and his era.
always missed the chance to watch this film and even though i was not blown away by its writing or its directing, i was positively surprised.
also adapted from a stage play that was inspired by an opera adapted from a short story based on the lives of both MOZART and SALIERI, this film is actually as complex and complicated as it sounds.
the writing complex story and complicated plot are easily overlooked when you think of the unnecessary narrating of the whole movie by SALIERI’s character.
the directing, however, is quite unforgettable, the acting is perfect, the production design is edgy but fine, and the score completely outshines the entire picture.
F MURRAY ABRAHAM and TOM HULCE are so good that you may not wanna miss this film; the score alone is worth it.
Oh my gawd!
Exquisite film making of the highest order!
Tom Hulce and F Murray Abraham are absolutely splendid and give utterly captivating performances. The film itself is just beautiful in every aspect from the acting to the stunning set designs and of course majestic music. This sounds like an overly gushing review, but the film is just that brilliant. Masterpiece.
Well composed. ;)
I remember thinking Wow this guys Life is something else, something along the lines of a rockstar
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