History Theatre / Amadeus

10th Feb '18 3:05:13 PM XFllo
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Ironically, the greatest legacy of ''Amadeus'' was a considerable revival of interest in the life and work of Antonio Salieri. Mozart in particular, and classical music in general, also got a nice little boost, but Mozart was quite well known already.

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Ironically, the greatest legacy of ''Amadeus'' was brought a considerable revival of interest in the life and work of Antonio Salieri. Mozart in particular, and classical music in general, also got a nice little boost, but Mozart was quite well known already.
3rd Jan '18 12:42:53 PM LordGro
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* MeaningfulName: Mozart's middle name, "Amadeus," means "beloved of God." Salieri comes to believe that Mozart is God's favored instrument, which is why the story uses it as the title.

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* MeaningfulName: Mozart's middle name, "Amadeus," means "Amadeus" is often taken to mean "beloved by God", although its actual meaning is "love God!" (imperative). The fact that ''Amadeus'' is the title of God." the play/movie and that Salieri comes to believe believes that Mozart is God's favored instrument, which is why instrument suggests that the story uses it as author is playing on the title. interpretation as "beloved by God".
1st Jan '18 9:36:49 PM GoodGamer14
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* DownerEnding: For Mozart, [[spoiler: he dies from exhaustion thanks to Salieri just after his wife returned to reunite with him and is given a plague victim's funeral with his corpse being dumped in a mass grave.]]
5th Dec '17 5:44:49 AM hullflyer
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Ironically, the greatest legacy of ''Amadeus'' was a considerable revival of interest in the life and work of Antonio Salieri.

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Ironically, the greatest legacy of ''Amadeus'' was a considerable revival of interest in the life and work of Antonio Salieri.
Salieri. Mozart in particular, and classical music in general, also got a nice little boost, but Mozart was quite well known already.
16th Nov '17 3:28:53 PM Pamina
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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, the scene of the Queen of the Night's aria depicts her alone onstage, in the ''Don Giovanni'' scene, center of a spectacular setting of stars and clouds. In the Commendatore lets go of the don's hand after about a minute, while actual opera she sings that aria to her daughter Pamina, ordering her to murder Sarastro, 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 garden of his hand, and in the movie he is still singing about that even though his hand is free.Sarastro's dwelling.[[/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.
29th Aug '17 12:49:18 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* MeaningfulName: Mozart's middle name, "Amadeus," means "beloved of God." Salieri comes to believe that Mozart is God's favored instrument, which is why the story uses it as the title.



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Everyone in the cast spoke with their natural accents. British audiences found it jarring to hear some of the characters sound American and others sound British.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Everyone in the cast spoke with their natural accents. British audiences found it jarring to hear some of the characters sound American and others sound British.dispense with a uniform [[TheQueensLatin Queen's Latin]].
10th Aug '17 7:17:19 PM luckyricochet
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* GorgeousPeriodDress: Constanze and Cavalieri, full stop. Wigs, hats, and skirts galore.
11th Jun '17 11:53:45 AM nombretomado
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** In reality, Salieri and Mozart had a great deal of respect for each other, attended each others' operas and Salieri ended up teaching one of Mozart's sons.[[note]]And some guy named [[LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]].[[/note]]

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** In reality, Salieri and Mozart had a great deal of respect for each other, attended each others' operas and Salieri ended up teaching one of Mozart's sons.[[note]]And some guy named [[LudwigVanBeethoven [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven Beethoven]].[[/note]]
10th Jun '17 10:58:58 AM nombretomado
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''Amadeus'' is a 1979 stageplay about the life of Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart written by Creator/PeterShaffer, adapted into a film in 1984 by Shaffer and director [[Creator/MilosForman Miloš Forman]]. It is based off of an 1897 one-act opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korshakov, ''Mozart and Salieri'', which is in turn based on an 1830 drama of the same name by Creator/AlexanderPushkin. This article deals mainly with the film.

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''Amadeus'' is a 1979 stageplay about the life of Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart written by Creator/PeterShaffer, adapted into a film in 1984 by Shaffer and director [[Creator/MilosForman Miloš Forman]]. It is based off of an 1897 one-act opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korshakov, ''Mozart and Salieri'', which is in turn based on an 1830 drama of the same name by Creator/AlexanderPushkin. This article deals mainly with the film.
30th Apr '17 1:05:16 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* WhamLine: "Your father's dead." The line, in which Mozart is informed of his father Leopold's passing, marks the film's CerebusSyndrome. Notably, the first DVD release places its side break after the subsequent segment from ''Theatre/DonGiovanni''.
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