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Amadeus Movie Review

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“AMADEUS”
Characters:
* Antonio Salieri – the egocentric, clever man who desires fame. He’s envious of Mozart’s ability and achievements in music. He disguised to deceive Mozart to compose for him in exchange of money. * Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – is silly, giggly, immature man. His extraordinary ability in music made Antonio Salieri jealous of him. * Constanze Mozart – is a beautiful, practical, dedicated wife of Mozart. * Leopold Mozart – fanciful father of Amadeus. He was against of Mozart’s decision in marrying Constanze. But Mozart go against his father and marry Constanze, resulting in his father refusing further financial assistance.

Plot:
Well, as the name suggests, the story is about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart told by Antonio Salieri. But this movie focuses on Antonio Salieri, his jealousy towards Mozart’s ability. The movie starts of him claiming to have murdered the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the now elderly Antonio Salieri recounts to a priest his dealings with the brilliant composer. Salieri was court composer to Austrian Emperor Joseph II when Mozart and he first met. The Emperor, a major patron of the arts, immediately commissioned Mozart to write an opera in German, rather than the customary Italian. Mozart is childish, arrogant, annoying and brilliant all at once and Salieri is simultaneously in awe and green with envy at his genius. . He envied Mozart a lot. He even described Mozart’s music as divine. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. But he can't understand why God favored Mozart, such a vulgar creature, to be his instrument. Salieri's envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. Salieri has run out of options to further Mozart's ruin, so he contrives to impersonate the ghost of Mozart's father to frighten and be able to use his guilt over being a bad son to drive him slightly mad and into a downward spiral of ill health,...