Movie Review: My Immortal Beloved and Amadeus

Topics: Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Opera Pages: 3 (733 words) Published: September 18, 2014

Movie Review: My Immortal Beloved and Amadeus

Music that captured the attention of the world was composed hundreds of years before it met by our own ears. Good thing there are movies that holds the memory of the past to give us some sort of idea, how, why, and who made the music that stunned millions of people.

The films were about the biography of two great composers, the musical genius Wolfgang “Amadeus” Mozart played by Tom Hulce, directed by Milos Forman in 1984 and the mystery of the “Immortal beloved” of Ludwig van Beethoven played by Gary Oldman directed by Bernard Rose in 1994.

Amadeus lived during classical period, a man being rude, reckless, and living his life to the fullest, but at the top of this was his gray matter that was specially made for music. Though, being less serious about life still this man shows love for his wife Constanze (Elizabeth Berridge) and care for his father Leopold (Roy Dotrice) and Mozart having Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) a court composer, as his competitor, cast a dark shadow over his illness and early death.

When Ludwig van Beethoven died, he left all his wealth to a woman who he only declared as his Immortal Beloved, and the mystery was left to solve by his loyal secretary Anton Schindler (Jeroen Krabbe) and in order to make it Schindler interview all the woman who came and pass to Ludwig’s life; Giulietta Guicciardi (Valeria Golino), Anna Marie Erdody (Isabella Rossellini) and Johanna Reiss (Johanna ter Steege) and it all resulted to the exploration of the composers life, His heart that beat for music as well as his relationship with his brothers (Christopher Fulford and Gerard Horan) and the pain he endured for a long time.

As this two individual lived in different time, they encountered different approach with music. Mozart lived during classical period, a guy full of ideas being restricted to express his thought in his masterpieces because of the boundaries made by their law, while...
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