Amadeus

United States, 1984

Film
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A brilliant film version of a play on the life and death of Mozart, filmed in Prague and boasting one of the most literate film scripts of the 1980s. The story revolves around the unpleasant rivalry between Salieri and Mozart - musical mediocrity and genius respectively. Based on the play by Peter Shaffer. Cast includes Tom Hulce as Mozart and F. Murray Abraham as Salieri.

Credits

producer

Saul Zaentz

production company

Saul Zaentz Company

Duration

02:33:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36940

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Music & Performing Arts → Orchestral music

Music & Performing Arts → Salieri, Antonio, 1750-1825

People → Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791

People → Salieri, Antonio, 1750-1825

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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