Amadeus (Milos Forman) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini & Sara Stretton discuss Milos Forman’s Amadeus. Amadeus is a 1984 American period drama film directed by Miloš Forman, written by Peter Shaffer, and adapted from Shaffer’s stage play Amadeus (1979). The story is a variation of Alexander Pushkin’s play Mozart i Salieri (Моцарт и Сальери, 1830), in which composer Antonio Salieri recognizes the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but thwarts him out of pride and envy. The story is set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century. The film was nominated for 53 awards and received 40, including eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globes, and a Directors Guild of America (DGA) award. In 1998, the American Film Institute ranked Amadeus 53rd on its 100 Years… 100 Movies list.

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