Saturday, July 16, 2016


On Friday and Saturday night, Sharon and I watched the director's cut of Amadeus. As I said during our vacation, Salzburg is crazy for Mozart. The last morning that we were in Salzburg, we toured Mozart's residence. Sharon talked about wanting to watch the movie before we went on the vacation. My interest was peaked enough by our trip to Salzburg that I suggested that we watch it...

The story, set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century, is a fictionalized biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. F. Murray Abraham stars as Antonio Salieri, while Tom Hulce is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Released in 1984, the film received 11 Oscar nominations and won 8 awards including: Best Actor in a Leading Role (F. Murray Abraham); Best Adapted Screenplay; Best Art Direction; Best Costume Design; Best Picture; Best Director; Best Makeup; and, Best Sound Mixing. Amadeus is the most recent film to receive two lead actor nominations.

The Director's cut adds more than 30 minutes to the theater version of the film. As a result, the movie we watched was just over three hours long. I felt like the second half of the movie really dragged with a number of long production numbers. I don't recommend the movie unless you have some particular interest in the subject...

I think that the film's plot strays pretty far from some of the real details of Mozart's life. [Note to self], I need to find a short biography of Mozart.

No comments:

Post a Comment