- Thu, Mar 14
Director: Miloš Forman Run Time: 161 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1984
Starring: Elizabeth Berridge, F. Murray Abraham, Roy Dotrice, Simon Callow, Tom Hulce
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri. Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart’s downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.
“Mr. Forman, who created a highly original film out of the virtually formless stage production of Hair, has preserved the fascinating heart of Mr. Shaffer’s play, and made it available to millions who might never enter a legitimate theater. Well done.” ~ Vincent Canby, New York Times