Film Critique of "Amadeus" Essay by Peter Pen

Film Critique of "Amadeus"
This paper assesses and analyzes the film "Amadeus" based on the play by Peter Shaffer.
# 65840 | 1,205 words | 4 sources | APA | 2006

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The writer of this paper reviews the fictional film "Amadeus" that focuses mainly on composer Antonio Salieri's numerous alleged conspiracies against Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This paper asks and answers the central question raised in the film regarding Salieri's responsibility in Mozart's death. This paper also details the historical inaccuracies portrayed in the film while giving a brief biography of Mozart's life and music.

From the Paper:

"In the end of Amadeus, the audience finally learns that Mozart dies of natural illness, and it is, hence, unnecessary to go into the question of whether he was murdered by Salieri unless one wishes to argue that he was. While the true nature of the relationship between Salieri and Mozart is bound to remain speculative due to the lack of relevant documentations, it is nevertheless quite clear that the controversial ending in Amadeus, with Salieri's involvement in the Requiem, never took place. Equally clear is the fact that the fictitious elements in the film are not the result of historical misconceptions on the playwright's part, but are synthesized for the purpose of providing drama to an otherwise unappealing documentary in the life of Mozart."

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