Directed by Milos Forman. US. 1984. R. 2 hours 59 minutes. Zaentz. Digital.
Sun., March 18, 2018
Yearning to be the world’s most beloved composer, deeply disciplined and religious Antonioni Salieri (Best Actor winner F. Murray Abraham) finds himself confronted by a threat to his professional pursuits: an upstart composer named Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). Crass, callow and crude, Mozart offends the pious Salieri in every way – except for his music. Realizing that his own work pales in comparison to that of the supremely gifted Mozart, Salieri sets out to destroy the young composer by any means necessary. Winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Amadeus is an unforgettable film bolstered by the enduring music of Mozart.