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Milos Forman

Amadeus - The Director's Cut

180' - 1984 - Drama, Biography, Music/Musical - Dialogue: English
Director: Milos Forman Composer: Johan Strauss, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Salieri, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi With: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
1781. Vienna is astounded by the talents and behaviour of an unconventional young man, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He is horribly childish, has a penchant for good life and delights in the most infantile of games. Yet he succeeds in composing with effortless ease music that causes a sensation. The first to recognise his genius is court composer Salieri; the realisation that his own music is mediocre in comparison gives him stomach cramps. Salieri begins to hate Mozart; his feelings are spurred on by the smug, ignorant way in which this uncouth brat celebrates each and every triumph. Soon Salieri begins blackening Mozart’s reputation to both the Emperor and the clergy. Finally, he even begins to long for his hated rival’s death.
In this director’s cut, Forman has added twenty minutes of additional scenes that were not present in the 1984 version. These scenes round off the overall picture of this genius’ life and highlight the brilliance of his oeuvre with even more sparkle.

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Credits

Director

Milos Forman

Composer

Johan Strauss, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Antonio Salieri, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

With

F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge

Scenario

Peter Shaffer

Director of Photography

Miroslav Ondrícek

Editor

Michael Chandler, Nena Danevic

Producer

Saul Zaentz

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

the play "Amadeus" by Peter Shaffer

Year

1984

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