Amadeus (movie)

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Amadeus
Directed byMilos Forman
Produced bySaul Zaentz
Written byPeter Shaffer
Zdeněk Mahler (Assistant)
StarringF. Murray Abraham
Tom Hulce
Elizabeth Berridge
Music byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
CinematographyMiroslav Ondříček
Edited byMichael Chandler
Distributed byOrion Pictures
Release date
September 19, 1984 (1984-09-19)
Running time
Theatrical release
161 minutes
Director's cut
180 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$18 million
Box office$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.

Cast[change | change source]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

United States[change | change 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 | change source]

BAFTA
  • Won (4)
  • 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 | change source]

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

France[change | change source]

César Award

Japan[change | change source]

Japan Academy Prize

Norway[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  2. "NY Times: Amadeus". NY Times. Retrieved 2009-01-01.

Other websites[change | change source]