Amadeus (1984) (C)
Release Date: November 3, 2009.
"About as close to perfection as movies get."
Jack Matthews, USA Today.
A screen triumph, Amadeus is a sumptuous period epic, a soaring celebration of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a Top-100 Films selection by The American Film Institute and the winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
In 1781 Vienna, court composer Antonio Salieri (Abraham) is maddened with envy after discovering that the divine musical gifts he desires for himself have been bestowed on the bawdy, impish Mozart (Tom Hulce) whom he plots to destroy by any means necessary. And by means of cinematic craft and sublime music, we watch spellbound. -- (C) Warner Bros, 1984, USA/France.
Starring F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles Kay, Cynthia Nixon.
Directed by Milos Forman.
Winner of 8 Academy Awards (1985): Best Picture; Best Actor in a Leading Role - F. Murray Abraham; Best Director - Milos Forman; Best Writing - Screenplay Based on Material From Another Medium; Best Art Direction - Set Direction; Best Costume Design; Best Sound; Best Makeup.
Genre/Subject: Biography, Drama, History, Music, Academy Award, Must See.
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