Amadeus – 1984 – English
Film directed in 1984 by Milos Forman, and starring Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles Kay, Richard Frank, Cynthia Nixon, Vincent Schiavelli, Kenneth McMillan, Kenny Baker…
Synopsis: Antonio Salieri believes that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart‘s music is divine and miraculous. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. He began his career as a devout man who believes his success and talent as a composer are God’s rewards for his piety. He’s also content as the respected, financially well-off, court composer of Austrian Emperor Joseph II. But he’s shocked to learn that Mozart is such a vulgar creature, and can’t understand why God favored Mozart to be his instrument. Salieri’s envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is ready to take revenge against God and Mozart for his own musical mediocrity.
Review: One of the greatest movies of all time. This is a movie that speaks for itself. Beautiful Cinematography and stellar performances by all especially F. Murray Abraham who carries the film. Tom Hulce was a terrific choice for this movie. True this is historically incorrect but it doesn’t matter this film works on so many different levels… the music ahhh the music. Mozart is pure genius and his music touches this film and everyone involved. You can just sense that Mozart’s inspiration drove everyone on this film to perfection. A must see film for all!