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  • Date Posted: 11/21/2010
  • Category: Arts
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Amadeus Anaylisis

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Amadeus Anaylisis

The film Amadeus, directed by Milos Forman, written by Peter Schaffer, and under the musical direction of Neville Marriner, stars F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri, Tom Hulce as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Elizabeth Berridge as Constanze Mozart.

Amadeus begins as two servants find Salieri seconds after he has tried to commit suicide. He is rushed to the hospital where he is met by a priest. As Salieri begins his dark tale of deception and greed, the film explains the desire that Salieri has to be Mozart. His story tells of humor and sadness, marriage and death, sanity and insanity. As the movie continues, Mozart writes operas and symphonies and marries Constanze. The two share a wonderful life of wealth and friends. This slowly begins to fade with the death of Mozart's father who was his mentor. Mozart slips into insanity while his music is dark and takes him longer to produce. Everyone begins to forget about Mozart as Salieri begins to be the composer he once was.

The most important person in the whole movie is Salieri. Even though the film is about the life of Mozart, Salieri gives a different point of view than anyone saw it before. Salieri's life centered around the desire to become Mozart, which eventually turned him against himself and everything he ever believed in. Salieri was convinced he was the best composer in Vienna, until he meets Mozart. The central idea of the film is how he becomes so frustrated with himself and his music, that he turns against himself and God. Now he has devoted his life to ruining Mozart instead of focusing and trying harder on his music. Turning against himself was the worst idea. It is almost as if he sold his soul, and could never get it back. Because once ...

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