Oscars Challenge #6: Amadeus (1984)
"In a play, if more than one person speaks at the same time, it's just noise. But with music, you can have twenty individuals talking at the same time and it's not noise, it's a perfect harmony"
No one can doubt that the film Amadeus (1984) is truly a work of art. It being perfection is an understatement as to how it was delivered. For it to be included in the best 100 movies in 2019, truly is an honor to watch this masterpiece. This piece of artwork.
For those who are not familiar this is a period biographical movie pertaining to the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) through the eyes of his rival, Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). He viewed Mozart as someone descended from the heavens laughing at him. And even though he is talented he never came close to the talent that Mozart has.
First of all, this is not my genre. Nor my typical cup-of-tea movie. However, I felt like every second of the film is important. Sometimes you shift your attention to Salieri and then another in Mozart especially when he descends into madness. The whole film felt like an opera and you never get tired of it despite having a 160-minute screen time. You just wanted more from it.
Kudos to the 2 actors who played the main characters. It was such a thrill and astounding performance from both of them. No literal words can describe the actions they did and both went to such lengths just to portray their characters just right.
Do I think this film deserves the Best Picture Award? 101-percent yes. It is one of the best films of all time in my opinion. Loved it from the beginning until the end.
I highly recommend watching this movie.