Theatre Amadeus Discussion

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LordGro
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11:59:24 AM May 29th 2015
Pulled this. How is Mozart a jerk? He may be Brilliant, but Lazy or a Man Child, but he is not a Jerkass. He always means well.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mozart may be a jerk, and seem to make fun of and insult everyone despite their respect for him. However he loves his wife and kid as well as his father, and has made about as many celebrity friends as that other Jerkass Genius. Lastly he apologizes to Salieri for mocking him before he dies, which actually gives Salieri a My God, What Have I Done? moment.
LordGro
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01:49:31 PM Aug 19th 2014
I pulled this from the page: Two issues:
  1. It does not explain how the boy is implied to be Ludwig van Beethoven. Which leads to the question whether it is really implied the boy is Beethoven.
  2. All There in the Manual is when important information about a work's universe is only given in supplementary material. Something that is actually implied in the movie is not All There in the Manual.

ryanasaurus0077
01:57:06 PM Aug 19th 2014
I don't know about the context, but Salieri was Beethoven's music teacher, there's no denying that; however, it could easily have been another of Salieri's pupils at that party.
LordGro
08:25:12 AM Aug 20th 2014
What makes you think the boy is a pupil of Salieri?
ryanasaurus0077
09:59:41 AM Aug 20th 2014
Salieri had other pupils besides Beethoven, at least in real life.
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