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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?
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This review reportedly contains 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.
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.
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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.…
The great epic biopic, about the great epic artist himself. What's so fascinating about it, is it's style. It's refusal to be pretentious. If that's not enough, it mocks pretension by using Antonio Salieri. He's just so insufferably envious of Mozart, that he inadvertently kills him. Even after death, he can't get over how inferior he is to the master. What a great antihero. A jerk to end all jerks. Adding to the ridicule that makes Amadeus so unique, is Mozart himself. Without prior knowledge, you'd leave the film thinking that this whole time, he was an idiot savant. But perhaps, Mozart is just as colorful as his punk rock wigs... at least that would be what we all would hope for. While I don't think it's Milos Forman's best film, it's a magnificent achievement, and for the grand majority of it's 3 hours, it's engrossing.
If there's anyone who can successfully pull off the epic biopic genre, it's Milos Forman.
Absolutely beautiful film set to stunning music. In fact I've only superlatives to say about the whole film.
For some reason, when I think of watching a biopic about Mozart, I feel like it would be a snooze fest. Not necessarily because of it being about Mozart but the fact that it's a biopic in general. Most of them are so bland and formulaic that I rarely bother anymore. In this case, I'm glad I bothered because this film is exceptional and I loved it.
It's the story of Mozart, told by his peer and unknown rival Antonio Salieri. A man that dedicated every aspect of his life to music and being the best, only to be out down by a much younger Mozart. Antonio then secretly does everything in his power to sabotage his rival. It's a…
A sumptuous and exquisite masterpiece; to be in the presence of such a perfect union of visuals and music is a humbling experience and likewise a narrative so layered and captivating that its three hour running time is not only swift but leaves one awe inspired and craving more.
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Amazing portrait of a genius composer and player, i'm glad i took time to watch it.
It's pretty good.
Why is it that I've been checking my phone during the 90-minute movies I've watched lately but this could've been 6 hours long and I wouldn't have batted an eye? I watched about 80% of this in high school back when Blockbuster existed and had an online service a la Netflix. For some fucking reason I had to return it without finishing it so the last 45 minutes have been awaiting me for 6 years. I always told people it was perfect and now I can say that 16-year old me was right about at least one thing. Flawless right down to the title: Mozart screws Salieri out of his own movie. F. Murray Abraham is wonderful but Tom Hulce is all kinds of amazing as Mozart. His scenes at home with Constance or with his father are a far cry from his flamboyant public persona and Hulce fucking owns it. One of my favorite Best Picture winners.
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