In Search of Mozart (2006)
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Filmmaker Phil Grabsky speaks with the most celebrated orchestras and musicians on the planet to explore the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the first-ever feature-length documentary about the 18th century composer. Over eight works by Mozart are presented chronologically in order to draw distinct parallels between the composer's music and his remarkable life. Lovingly crafted and never weighed down by history, Grabsky's film is designed to be enjoyed by classical-music enthusiasts as well as
May 18, 2007 Wide
Apr 12, 2005
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This thorough and insightful 2006 documentary presents a more rounded and compelling view of the high-spirited genius.
The film effectively usurps the images left by Milos Forman's artful yet not entirely factually accurate Amadeus.
More rewarding musically than cinematically.
Setting the record straight literally and figuratively, In Search of Mozart is an adamantly linear, myth-busting stride through a prodigiously talented life.
The amount of detail further enhances our understanding of both the genius and the man.
Perhaps the neatest thing about Phil Grabsky's In Search of Mozart is that after watching it for more than two hours your first impulse is to rush to the Internet and download a slew of Mozart recordings.
wisely keeps us anchored (and fascinated) with the human side of his subject
There's nothing particularly innovative about the film, but it does what a two-hour documentary can.
Doesn't exhibit the imagination of some of Tony Palmer's films on musicians, [but] Grabsky is certainly to be congratulated on his dedication, sensitivity and good taste.
Lacks anything new to say but provides a primer of sorts for those unfamiliar with classical music.
The documentary lacks some of the emotional impact you would get from a dramatic interpretation, but it makes up for that with the music.
The film's soul is the musicians whose love for Mozart's compositions is as vibrant as their desire to share it.
My body voted (about) two-to-one against, with my ears being outvoted by my mind and my eyes.
Excellent introduction to the life and career of the world's greatest composer who enjoyed an uneasy relationship with his aristocratic patrons.
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