Clever satire that still manages to scare.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Milos Forman’s 1984 masterpiece, Amadeus, meaning “the love of God,” is a timeless depiction of superhuman talent through the lens of mediocrity. As a boy, Antonio Salieri (played by F. Murray Abraham) prayed to God to let him be a composer and to let his music immortalize him. Salieri believes his prayers are answered when he eventually becomes the recognized Court Composer of Vienna. However, Salieri questions his “God-given” talent upon meeting Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (played by Tom Hulce). The…