Episode 22: Amadeus (1984)

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This was no composition by a performing monkey! This was a music I’d never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing, it had me trembling. It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God. – Antonio Salieri, Amadeus


Milos Forman’s Oscar winning adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s Tony winning stage play, Amadeus immerses us in the lush, candlelit world of 18th century Vienna. Genius, jealousy, royalty, and retaliation combine to tell the fictionalized story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s decline through the machinations of his bitter rival, Antonio Salieri.

Should you invest the time in the extended Director’s Cut of this film? What happened when one our co-hosts was dragged to this movie against her will? Did Amadeus deserve the 8 Oscars it won in 1985? And just how badly do we want to try Capezzoli di Venere? Listen to our opera of opinion to find out!

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