History Theatre / Amadeus

9th Feb '16 1:28:30 PM LordGro
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* AppealToObscurity: See RuleOfThree below. To make his point to the priest, Salieri plays to him two of his compositions, of which he hasn't heard, in contrast to one of Mozart's themes, that he immediately recognizes.
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* AppealToObscurity: See RuleOfThree below. To make his point to the priest, Salieri plays to him two of his compositions, of which he hasn't heard, in contrast to one of Mozart's themes, that he immediately recognizes.
21st Dec '15 7:58:18 PM Adept
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** Although the movie takes great ArtisticLicense with Mozart and Salieri's relationship, it is surprisingly accurate on a number of levels. First, meticulous care was put into accurately portraying the period. Second, Mozart was just as annoying in real life: JosephHaydn once saw him make a hundred enemies at a single party.
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** Although the movie takes great ArtisticLicense with Mozart and Salieri's relationship, it is surprisingly accurate on a number of levels. First, meticulous care was put into accurately portraying the period. Second, Mozart was just as annoying in real life: JosephHaydn Music/JosephHaydn once saw him make a hundred enemies at a single party.
21st Dec '15 6:24:08 AM porphyre77
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* AppealToObscurity: See RoleOfThree below. To make his point to the priest, Salieri plays to him two of his compositions, of which he hasn't heard, in contrast to one of Mozart's themes, that he immediately recognizes.
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* AppealToObscurity: See RoleOfThree RuleOfThree below. To make his point to the priest, Salieri plays to him two of his compositions, of which he hasn't heard, in contrast to one of Mozart's themes, that he immediately recognizes.
21st Dec '15 6:23:12 AM porphyre77
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* AppealToObscurity: See RoleOfThree below. To make his point to the priest, Salieri plays to him two of his compositions, of which he hasn't heard, in contrast to one of Mozart's themes, that he immediately recognizes.
27th Nov '15 9:18:51 PM poi99
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* AmbiguousSituation: Salieri didn't really kill Mozart, but [[spoiler:the fact that Mozart was, toward the end of his life, doing two jobs (and overwork was apparently a contributory cause of his death) didn't really help matters, and since one of the jobs was assigned by a disguised Salieri...]]
20th Nov '15 9:59:21 PM StevieC
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** Another major departure from actual history: Salieri was the composition tutor of one Ludwig van Beethoven, of whom Mozart was known to have explicitly stated was a rising star, indeed Mozart predicted that Beethoven would go on to be an even greater composer than Mozart ''himself''.
19th Nov '15 7:19:06 AM Pren
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* PrecisionFStrike: Mozart's temper gets the better of him while raging to the Emperor about the people sabotaging ''The Marriage of Figaro'', saying they're so uptight "they must shit marble." Naturally, this is quite a shocking thing to say in the man's presence.
31st Oct '15 7:51:29 PM Premonition45
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* AtTheOperaTonight: Naturally, there are several opera scenes throughout the movie. We see bits of performances of ''The Abduction from the Seraglio'', ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'', ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'', and ''Theatre/DonGiovanni'' by Mozart, as well as the finale of Salieri's ''Axur, Re d'Ormus''. For the central characters--Salieri and Mozart--these are work, but the character of the 18th-century Viennese opera night is expressed rather well--that is to say, rich people in fancy dress chatting and drinking and only half-paying attention to the action onstage, with the ones who had their own boxes getting dinner served and sometimes drunkenly tossing orange peels and other refuse onto the audience below.
22nd Sep '15 3:02:45 PM eroock
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* TheWatson: The priest to whom Salieri tells his story.
4th Sep '15 2:14:32 AM Morgenthaler
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** One of the film's greatest inaccuracies is Mozart's composition method, stating that he composed entirely in his head and then wrote the music down in a single draft. Although this is untrue (Mozart's sheet music went through numerous revisions, like any other composer), it is more a case of HistoryMarchesOn, as the single-draft method was perpetrated by historians in the 19th century.
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** One of the film's greatest inaccuracies is Mozart's composition method, stating that he composed entirely in his head and then wrote the music down in a single draft. Although this is untrue (Mozart's sheet music went through numerous revisions, like any other composer), it is more a case of HistoryMarchesOn, ArtisticLicenseHistory, as the single-draft method was perpetrated by historians in the 19th century.
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