AMADEUS – THE MOVIE
Amadeus is a screen triumph; a sumptuous period epic, a soaring celebration of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Winner of 8 Academy Awards® in 1984, including Best Picture (Saul Zaentz), Actor (F. Murray Abraham), Director (Milos Forman) and Adapted Screenplay (Sir Peter Shaffer), Amadeus tells the story of Vienna court composer, Antonio Salieri (Abraham) and the envy that consumes him upon discovering that the divine musical gifts he has so longed for all his life, have been bestowed on a bawdy, vulgar and impish young composer, Mozart (Tom Hulce). Salieri’s envy fuels his plot to destroy the man, while all the while unable to tear himself away from the genius of his music.
“About as close to perfection as movies get.” (USA Today)