Director Milos Forman ... gives Tom Hulce free reign to portray the world's most sublime composer as a drunken, selfish fool giggling his way into the ears of Vienna.
Is this supposed to be an accurate biographical portrait of Mozart? What? No? Then shut the **** up.
Mar 30 - 02:16 PM
I have no idea what Mozart was like. I've never read a book about him.
Films are the only education most people have about historical events and personalities. Few people are ever going to go read a book about Mozart. Therefore historical inaccuracies in movies are a genuine concern.
May 23 - 07:31 AM
There's always one critic who has to screw up the tomatometer with his idiotic opinion. S. James needs to find a new career.
Aug 26 - 04:33 PM
And I suppose Steven Spielberg gave the great white shark free reign to portray the world's most mindless killing machine. Does this guy understand the purpose of movies?
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Mar 17 - 09:18 AM
Mozart was known to have a childish and eccentric personality, and NOTE that this story was told by a guy who despised him, who may have caricatured his behavior.
Jul 5 - 01:20 PM
Yes, Absyrd you've got it just right here. The film is told through the eyes of a man who's loathing and envy of Mozart's seemingly effortless talent was immeasurable. Milos Forman does an excellent job of sustaining Salieri's opposition visually by depicting Mozart in numerous scenes as a giggling child, but in others shows the audience the stark realities of his short existence. This is a director who understands narration and the presentation of that narration to an audience.
Feb 16 - 08:54 PM
There is actually very little if any evidence that Salieri ever really loathed or envied Mozart. They were actual depicted at the time as friendly for the most part and were colleagues who would critique each others work.Much of the depiction in the movie is taken from Peter Shaffer's play which is taken from the fictional piece called "Little Tragedy" written in 1831 by Alexander Pushkin as a dramatic study of sin of envy. Essentially it is a exaggerated fictional depiction of the relationship between the two composers.
Sep 7 - 04:13 PM
Mozart was pretty much how the film described him, he had a taste for scat logical humor.
Feb 8 - 04:20 PM
Don't worry James. Salieri will absolve you. After all, he speaks for all mediocrities. He is their patron saint.
Mar 21 - 10:28 AM
That was excellent wasn't it! Recalling the moment when all his dreams were crushed in the realization that he was mediocre. God had no agreement with him. His whole life changed in the moment he was recalling. Great Acting!
Jan 28 - 11:15 AM
i hope mozart giggles his way right up your ***
May 28 - 12:51 PM
Ha, yeah he should have free reign, too.
Mar 17 - 09:20 AM
Dude, that's what Mozart was like in real life.
Jul 22 - 10:51 AM
Well, he isn't supposed to be this outstanding gentleman, records show that before he died he'd gone insane, and this movie is told through the eyes of the man who despised him the most. Apparently we have a critic who needs to take his degree in.... something pointless and ask the patron saint of mediocrity what to do with it.
Jul 27 - 09:56 PM
Too bad that is how Mozart acted in the past you necromancer! Maybe you should go back to history class and...oh I don't know, maybe...LEARN ABOUT HIM!
Mar 17 - 09:17 AM