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    Today I rewatched Amadeus (1984), and it's still just as amazing as ever. Costumes and sets are amazing, performances are engaging, and the fictional storyline is compelling and fascinating. Good soundtrack too...

    Any other Amadeus fans out there?

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    There's already a thread on that topic here.

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    It's okay. I think it would have been better if Steven Seagal had played the part of Mozart.

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    There's no special effects, no explosions...
    At last to guess, instead of always knowing. To be able to say “ah” and “oh” and “hey” instead of “yea” and “amen. ” ~ Wings of Desire

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    And the ugly actress playing Mozart's wife has unnecessary nude scene.

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    It was okay, but I enjoyed Immortal Beloved a great deal more.

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    Yes! it's a great film. My favourite part was probably the scenes where he is conducting Don Giovanni, especially the crashing chords of the commendatore scene.

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    I enjoyed the part when he was hearing the instruments while he was dictating the notes to Salieri and who could forget his laughter while at Prince Joseph? :P ( I hope he's the correct prince).

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    This is the only classical music movie that I would consider good. I've seen quite a few others but they've all been disappointing.

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    I love the movie, but I really can't watch the Director's cut. They edited out those scenes for a reason.

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    **** movie, hated it.

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    I saw it a couple of years ago and thought it was a load of trash.

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    For those who don't like it, was it because of historical inacuracies? Do you think you would have liked the film more if it was about a fictional character?

    I agree the film is better in the original version, but the director's cut does make a bit more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Listener View Post
    For those who don't like it, was it because of historical inacuracies? Do you think you would have liked the film more if it was about a fictional character?

    I agree the film is better in the original version, but the director's cut does make a bit more sense.
    Already knowing quite a bit about Mozart – his life, times, and achievements – I didn’t find the film told me anything remotely new or interesting about the man. In fact I found the story line and characterisation all very trivial and puerile. I accept that some people may find it useful to acquire information about historical figures from watching movies but I prefer to read proper books written by acknowledged experts in the field. In the case of Mozart there’s a lot of very useful material available. I guess I’m a bit old-fashioned in that respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glaliraha View Post
    Today I rewatched Amadeus (1984), and it's still just as amazing as ever. Costumes and sets are amazing, performances are engaging, and the fictional storyline is compelling and fascinating. Good soundtrack too...

    Any other Amadeus fans out there?
    Yes, I like it. As others have said it's not an accurate portrayel of Mozart's life, but that wasn't the intention of the makers of this movie to begin with.
    Martha doesn't signal when the orchestra comes in, she's just pursing her lips..

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