Add to basket
Apologies, the product that you have selected currently does not have stock.
Based on the award-winning play by Peter Shaffer (writer of SLEUTH and THE WICKER MAN), director Milos Forman's riveting, brilliant, Oscar-winning AMADEUS is a fictionalized account of the real-life mysterious death of Mozart. Abraham, in the role that won him the Best Actor Oscar, is the celebrated court composer to Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones)--his confidence and religious dedication shaken when he meets the boorish 26-year-old Mozart as he chases his future wife (Elizabeth Berridge) around a party while making obscene remarks. Furious that this clownish boy can produce such beautiful music, Salieri determines to keep Mozart's talent from lasting recognition and sets himself on a course for Mozart's destruction that leads to his own as well. Mozart continues to mount beautiful, moving operas (incredibly staged in the film), but becomes obsessed with writing a Requiem as his friends, family, health, and resources waste away, Salieri's manipulating presence always there. It is hard to imagine anyone--whether they are knowledgeable about classical music or not--who would not be held captive by this superb feast for the eyes and ears, a film whose excellence can be felt in every detail.
Milos Forman's riveting, brilliant, Oscar-winning AMADEUS is a fictionalized account of the real-life mysterious death of Mozart. Tom Hulce starts as Mozart, with F. Murray Abraham as turning in an Oscar winning performance as the brilliant composer's adversary, Salieri.
- Duration (sec):
- Milos Forman
- Special Features:
- Interactive Menus
Extensive Production Notes
Music Only Soundtrack
- OSCAR ( 1984) - Best Actor In A Leading Role: F. Murray Abraham
OSCAR ( 1984) - Best Director: Milos Forman
OSCAR ( 1984) - Best Picture:
OSCAR ( 1985) - Best Screenplay Based On Material Previously Produced Or Published: Peter Shaffer
- Region 2
Your Recent History
Recently Viewed Items