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    Amadeus

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    Amadeus

    2h 38min
    1984     Drama     USA
    Original lang: English, Italian, German

    Described by Shaffer as "a fantasia based on fact," Amadeus was inspired by persistent rumors in the early 19th Century that Mozart had been poisoned by his rival Salieri, a successful court composer driven mad by the revelation of his own mediocrity when compared to Mozart's God-given genius. Transcending both Salieri and Mozart are the universal themes they represent: the relationship between man and God; the difficulty of serving a God whose ways are often perceived as irrational, perverse and mockingly cruel; the confrontation of genius and mediocrity; and as in the tragic case of Mozart, the sad spectacle of a towering genius poorly rewarded and pushed to destruction by society.

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    Directed byMilos Forman
    Written byPeter Shaffer
    CompanyOrion Pictures CorporationOrion Pictures CorporationOrion Pictures Corporation

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    F. Murray Abraham
    Tom Hulce
    Simon Callow
    Jeffrey Jones
    Kenny Baker
    Cynthia Nixon
    Vincent Schiavelli
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