"Amadeus" (1984)

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Amadeus (1984)

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

Produced by: Saul Zaentz
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


Academy Awards (1985 / 57th):
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
  • Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Makeup
  • Best Sound
Golden Globe Awards (1985)
  • Best Motion Picture - Drama
  • Best Director - Motion Picture
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
  • Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
BAFTA Film Awards (1985)
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Editing
  • Best Make Up Artist
  • Best Sound
Overall: 41 wins and 14 nominations

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