History Theatre / Amadeus

13th Jul '16 3:31:03 PM margdean56
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** The movie takes some artistic license with the music of both Salieri and Mozart, with scenes in the operas altered for the movie.[[note]]For example, in the ''Don Giovanni'' scene, the Commendatore lets go of the don's hand after about a minute, while in the movie it is a few seconds - which is odd, because for that minute Don Giovanni sings about how he won't let go of his hand, and in the movie he is still singing about that even though his hand is free.[[/note]] Some changes are also made to the music itself, including over a minute of music taken out from the middle of the ''Don Giovanni'' scene shown in the movie.

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** The movie takes some artistic license with the music of both Salieri and Mozart, with scenes in the operas altered for the movie.[[note]]For example, in the ''Don Giovanni'' scene, the Commendatore lets go of the don's hand after about a minute, while in the movie it is a few seconds - -- which is odd, because for that minute Don Giovanni sings about how he won't let go of his hand, and in the movie he is still singing about that even though his hand is free.[[/note]] Some changes are also made to the music itself, including over a minute of music taken out from the middle of the ''Don Giovanni'' scene shown in the movie.



* PhraseCatcher: The Emperor's "Mmm-''hm'' in response to Mozart's opera pitches gets picked up by the other members of the musical court.

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* PhraseCatcher: The Emperor's "Mmm-''hm'' "Mmm-''hm''" in response to Mozart's opera pitches gets picked up by the other members of the musical court.



* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: InUniverse, Mozart is seen struggling against everyone who can't comprehend the operas and music he's creating for them. Most of them -- Emperor included -- can't recognize good music, while the one person who ''can'' comprehend -- Salieri -- is working behind the scenes to sabotage Mozart's efforts. Parodied when Mozart, in a huff after being told that the Emperor has banned ballet in opera, Mozart just removes the music from the ballet scene in ''The Marriage of Figaro'' and has the dancers just dance to silence. When the Emperor attends a rehearsal, he asks an aide if this is just a new modern development?

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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: InUniverse, Mozart is seen struggling against everyone who can't comprehend the operas and music he's creating for them. Most of them -- Emperor included -- can't recognize good music, while the one person who ''can'' comprehend -- Salieri -- is working behind the scenes to sabotage Mozart's efforts. Parodied when Mozart, in a huff after being told that the Emperor has banned ballet in opera, Mozart just removes the music from the ballet scene in ''The Marriage of Figaro'' and has the dancers just dance to silence. When the Emperor attends a rehearsal, he asks an aide if this is just a new modern development?



* UnreliableNarrator: Quite emphasized by the narrator's dementia. A notable instance is that Salieri assumes that Mozart slept with his most beloved pupil, who reacted with jealousy at news of Mozart's engagement. Though really, no on-screen evidence of this affair is given to the audience and her affection might as well been one-sided.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Quite emphasized by the narrator's dementia. A notable instance is that Salieri assumes that Mozart slept with his most beloved pupil, who reacted with jealousy at news of Mozart's engagement. Though really, no on-screen evidence of this affair is given to the audience and her affection might as well have been one-sided.



** It is true that Mozart did not know who was commissioning the Requiem. The film depicts Salieri commissioning it with the intent of passing the work off as his own as well as driving Mozart to madness by dressing in the same masquerade outfit as Mozart's late father. Although Salieri did not actually commission the work, the man who did (Franz von Walsegg) was a known plagiarist who almost certainly had the same intent as Salieri in the film (minus the whole murder thing). In the play, von Walsegg is revealed to have been the man in the mask - Salieri simply takes advantage of an already freaked-out Mozart to further his plan.

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** It is true that Mozart did not know who was commissioning the Requiem. The film depicts Salieri commissioning it with the intent of passing the work off as his own as well as driving Mozart to madness by dressing in the same masquerade outfit as Mozart's late father. Although Salieri did not actually commission the work, the man who did (Franz von Walsegg) was a known plagiarist who almost certainly had the same intent as Salieri in the film (minus the whole murder thing). In the play, von Walsegg is revealed to have been the man in the mask - -- Salieri simply takes advantage of an already freaked-out Mozart to further his plan.
11th Jul '16 9:46:09 AM Premonition45
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* NayTheist: Salieri becomes this as he decides he's had enough with Mozart.
-->'''Salieri:''' From now, we are enemies... You and I. Because You choose for your instrument a boastful, lustful, smutty, infantile boy and give me for reward only to recognize the incarnation. Because you are unjust, unfair, unkind, I will block you, I swear it. [[RageAgainstTheHeavens I will hinder and harm your creature as far as I am able. I will ruin Your incarnation.]]
29th Jun '16 5:21:50 PM Someoneman
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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: InUniverse, Mozart is seen struggling against everyone who can't comprehend the operas and music he's creating for them. Most of them -- Emperor included -- can't recognize good music even when it points them to the SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic tropes page, while the one person who ''can'' comprehend -- Salieri -- is working behind the scenes to sabotage Mozart's efforts. Parodied when Mozart, in a huff after being told that the Emperor has banned ballet in opera, Mozart just removes the music from the ballet scene in ''The Marriage of Figaro'' and has the dancers just dance to silence. When the Emperor attends a rehearsal, he asks an aide if this is just a new modern development?

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* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: InUniverse, Mozart is seen struggling against everyone who can't comprehend the operas and music he's creating for them. Most of them -- Emperor included -- can't recognize good music even when it points them to the SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic tropes page, music, while the one person who ''can'' comprehend -- Salieri -- is working behind the scenes to sabotage Mozart's efforts. Parodied when Mozart, in a huff after being told that the Emperor has banned ballet in opera, Mozart just removes the music from the ballet scene in ''The Marriage of Figaro'' and has the dancers just dance to silence. When the Emperor attends a rehearsal, he asks an aide if this is just a new modern development?
14th May '16 4:48:27 PM pvsage
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* PhraseCatcher: The Emperor's "Mmm-''hm'' in response to Mozart's opera pitches gets picked up by the other members of the musical court.
14th May '16 4:43:32 PM pvsage
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* BitingTheHandHumor: Mozart can't resist directly insulting his benefactors and advocates.


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* VindicatedByHistory: InUniverse. Many of Mozart's works [[AudienceAlienatingPremise don't go over well]] when they premiere, but by the time Salieri is institutionalized, everyone knows Mozart's music.
1st May '16 8:33:44 AM Littleroadyman
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* CountryMatters: Courtesy of Schikaneder, after finding out Mozart had been writing a requiem. He even says it in the PG-rated theatrical cut, unbelievably (though it's been muffled so it's hard to say whether Schikaneder said the C word or "clown").
-->'''Schikaneder''': ''Look, you little cunt! Do you know how many people I've hired for you?''
18th Apr '16 8:29:11 AM LordGro
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* InsufferableGenius: Mozart is depicted as one of these.

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* InsufferableGenius: Mozart is depicted as one of these.boorish, rude, infantile, and argumentative against anyone who can't appreciate his work.
17th Apr '16 5:22:36 PM 04tele
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* InsufferableGenius: Both men have aspects of the trope -- Salieri is snobbish and pandering, Mozart is boorish, rude, infantile, and argumentative against anyone who can't appreciate his work -- but whereas Salieri is an obviously InsufferableGenius, Mozart is insufferable ''and'' a genius, with the former trait being mostly incidental to the latter.

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* InsufferableGenius: Both men have aspects of the trope -- Salieri is snobbish and pandering, Mozart is boorish, rude, infantile, and argumentative against anyone who can't appreciate his work -- but whereas Salieri is an obviously InsufferableGenius, Mozart is insufferable ''and'' a genius, with the former trait being mostly incidental to the latter.depicted as one of these.
17th Apr '16 5:18:21 PM 04tele
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** The biggest one of all: Salieri was a much better composer than the film makes him out to be.
17th Apr '16 5:14:30 PM 04tele
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