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Amadeus [Widescreen]

Format: DVD     Release Date: 12/17/1997
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For this film adaptation of Peter Shaffer's Broadway hit, director Milos Forman returned to the city of Prague that he'd left behind during the Czech political crises of 1968, bringing along his usual cinematographer and fellow Czech expatriate, Miroslav Ondrícek. Amadeus is an expansion of a Viennese "urban legend" concerning the death of 18th century musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. From the vantage point of an insane asylum, aging royal composer Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) recalls the events of three decades earlier, when the young Mozart (Tom Hulce) first gained favor in the court of Austrian emperor Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones). Salieri was incensed that God would bless so vulgar and obnoxious a young snipe as Mozart with divine genius. Why was Salieri -- so disciplined, so devoted to his art, and so willing to toady to his superiors -- not touched by God? Unable to match Mozart's talent, Salieri uses his influence in court to sabotage the young upstart's career. Disguising himself as a mysterious benefactor, Salieri commissions the backbreaking &Requiem, which eventually costs Mozart his health, wealth, and life. Among the film's many pearls of dialogue, the best line goes to the emperor, who rejects a Mozart composition on the grounds that it has "too many notes." Amadeus won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor for F. Murray Abraham. In 2002, the film received a theatrical re-release as "Amadeus: The Director's Cut," a version that includes 20 minutes of additional footage. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Side #1 --

0. scene index
1. "Forgive me." [4:47]
2. Can't name tune. [5:03]
3. Pray/immortality. [3:04]
4. Where Mozart is. [7:32]
5. Voice of God. [3:15]
6. Emperor decides. [2:19]
7. Emperor and Mozart. [4:36]
8. Make music work. [5:55]
9. "Seraglio" songbird. [5:58]
10. Too many notes. [2:01]
11. Had by Mozart. [4:34]
12. An absolute beauty. [7:52]
13. Enemies now on. [1:33]
14. Leopold arrives. [4:25]
15. Master at the game. [5:35]
16. A new servant. [3:22]
17. Inside information. [3:50]
18. Case for "Figaro." [6:36]
19. The dance is out. [4:37]
20. The dance is in. [2:10]
21. A (yawn) miracle. [3:04]
22. Music says Salieri. [4:24]
23. Leopold's ghost. [6:23]

Side #2 --

0. scene index
1. Mystery commission. [3:34]
2. How one kills man? [2:13]
3. Pop entertainment. [4:07]
4. Schikaneder offer. [2:06]
5. Unwritten music. [3:31]
6. "It's killing me." [5:27]
7. Constanze leaves. [2:36]
8. "The Magic Flute." [4:03]
9. Money from the man. [5:30]
10. Bedside dictation. [5:27]
11. "Forgive me." [2:58]
12. Last wishes. [4:15]
13. Pauper's "Requiem." [3:21]
14. Saint/mediocrities. [2:08]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: December 17, 1997
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Length: 160 minutes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround
  • Format: Wide Screen Enhanced (16x9)
  • Discs: 1
  • Languages: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • UPC: 085393621827
  • Product ID: 1014592
  • Genre: Comedy Drama

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