The Saul Zaentz Company
The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporary composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.
"Amadeus" is a 1984 American period drama film directed by Miloš Forman, adapted by Peter Shaffer from his stage play Amadeus. The story, set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century, is a fictionalized biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart's music is heard extensively in the soundtrack of the movie. The film follows Italian composer Antonio Salieri's rivalry with Mozart at the court of Emperor Joseph II.
In 1998, the American Film Institute ranked Amadeus 53rd on its 100 Years... 100 Movies list.
Genre': Biography, Drama, History
Release date: September 19, 1984 (US)
Director: Miloš Forman
Screenplay by: Peter Shaffer
Based on: The stage play, "Amadeus" by Peter Shaffer
Music by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cinematography: Miroslav Ondříček
Edited by: Nena Danevic, Michael Chandler
Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles Kay
Distributed by: Orion Pictures
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