Before I saw this movie, I respected Mozart's genius, but his musicwasn't my cup of tea. Beethoven was more to my taste, I tended moretoward heavier classics. But this movie moved me to tears, especiallyat the end when they did Mozart's REQUIEM while he was working on whatwas to be his last piece of music. Now, I'm a Mozart fiend. This was agreat movie. True, there are some historical inaccuracies. Anyone whohas studied music history knows that Sallieri did not help Mozart withhis Requiem. It was a student of his named Sussmayer. But it does makethis story ironic, that the man who was so dedicated to the ruinationof Mozart ended up helping him in the end. (I question the historicalaccuracy of that as well.) I recently bought the director's cut to thismovie. Until I saw the director's cut, Sallieri seemed like a moresympathetic character, someone who just couldn't buy a break. Who can'tidentify with that? But after seeing the director's cut and seeing whatI think is an important scene between Sallieri and Mozart's wife, heseemed more like a jerk. You also understand why Frau Mozart was sorude to Sallieri at the end of the movie, whereas before, you see thenext to the last scene and you think, "Whoa! Where did this come from?"This was a great movie, for entertainment value only. If you wanthistorical accuracy, watch a documentary or read a biography from thelibrary or something. Because of this movie, I am now a rabid Mozartfan. If the movie can make Mozart converts, then it can't be bad atall.
Biography / Drama
Biography / Drama
Antonio Salieri believes that Mozart's music is divine. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. But he can't understand why God favored Mozart, such a vulgar creature, to be his instrument. Salieri's envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is set to take revenge.
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