Director: Milos Forman
Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce
I remember seeing the movie in late 1990's on VHS. I remember the impression it left on me. On second viewing of this movie in full, I'm still impressed with its cinematic exploits.In fact, it's quite better this time. The movie itself is both artful and entertaining, probably one of the best movie ever made.
The film, based on a Broadway play, is a re-imagining the life, fame, and death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on the point of view of an aging royal composer Antonio Salieri who both admires and envies Mozart's God-given genius.
Both Abraham (as Salieri) and Hulce (as Mozart) did an excellent portrayal of their respective roles. However, it was Abraham's villainous take on Salieri that was favored by Academy voters. The film also won seven other Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director for Milos Forman. The art direction and costume were grand, and the cinematography gave the feel of the period when the events supposedly happened.
Date seen: July 18, 2015