Amadeus (movie)

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Amadeus
Directed by Milos Forman
Produced by Saul Zaentz
Written by Peter Shaffer
Starring F. Murray Abraham
Tom Hulce
Elizabeth Berridge
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cinematography Miroslav Ondříček
Editing by Michael Chandler
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release date(s) September 19, 1984 (1984-09-19)
Running time Theatrical release
161 minutes
Director's cut
180 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $18 million
Money made $51,973,029

Amadeus is a 1984 American biographical period drama movie directed by Milos Forman. It won eight Oscars. This is a biography of two great music composers - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Salieri knows Mozart is a great composer but tries to stop him out of envy.

The movie was shot on location in Prague, Kroměříž and Vienna. Notably, Forman was able to shoot scenes in the Count Nostitz Theatre in Prague, where Don Giovanni and La Clemenza di Tito were first shown two centuries before. Several other scenes were shot at the Barrandov Studios.

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Awards and nominations[change | edit source]

United States[change | edit source]

Academy Awards 1984
Golden Globe Awards 1984
LAFCA Awards 1984
  • Won (4)
    • Best Actor (F. Murray Abraham tied with Albert Finney for Under the Volcano)
    • Best Director (Miloš Forman)
    • Best Picture
    • Best Screenplay (Peter Shaffer)
American Cinema Editors
  • Won (1)
    • Best Edited Feature Film (Nena Danevic and Michael Chandler)
Casting Society of America
Directors Guild of America
  • Won (1)
    • Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (Miloš Forman)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award
  • Won (1)
    • Best Actor (F. Murray Abraham)
American Film Institute

United Kingdom[change | edit source]

BAFTA
  • Won (4)
    • Best Cinematography (Miroslav Ondříček)
    • Best Editing (Nena Danevic and Michael Chandler)
    • Best Make Up Artist (Dick Smith and Paul LeBlanc)
    • Best Sound (Mark Berger, Thomas Scott and Christopher Newman)
  • Nominated
    • Best Actor (F. Murray Abraham)
    • Best Costume Design (Theodor Pištěk)
    • Best Film (Miloš Forman and Saul Zaentz)
    • Best Production Design (Patrizia von Brandstein)
    • Best Screenplay — Adapted (Peter Shaffer)

Italy[change | edit source]

David di Donatello
Nastro d'Argento
  • Won (2)
    • Best Actor — Foreign Film (Tom Hulce)
    • Best Director — Foreign Film (Miloš Forman)

France[change | edit source]

César Award

Japan[change | edit source]

Japan Academy Prize

Norway[change | edit source]

Amanda awards
  • Won (1)
    • Best Foreign Feature Film

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