Movies of the 80s

Amadeus on DVD


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Based on the award-winning play by Peter Shaffer, Milos Forman's riveting, brilliant, Oscar-winning AMADEUS is a fictionalized account of the real-life mysterious death of Mozart. Abraham, in the role that won him the Best Actor Oscar, is the celebrated court composer to Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones)--his confidence and religious dedication shaken when he meets the boorish 26-year-old Mozart as he chases his future wife (Elizabeth Berridge) around a party while making obscene remarks. Furious that this clownish boy can produce such beautiful music, Salieri determines to keep Mozart's talent from lasting recognition and sets himself on a course for Mozartís destruction that leads to his own as well. Mozart continues to mount beautiful, moving operas (incredibly staged in the film), but becomes obsessed with writing a Requiem as his friends, family, health, and resources waste away, Salieriís manipulating presence always there. It is hard to imagine anyone--whether they are knowledgeable about classical music or not--who would not be held captive by this superb feast for the eyes and ears, a film whose excellence can be felt in every detail.

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Movies of the 80s
1984
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Against All Odds
Airheads
All of Me
Amadeus
Best Defense
Beverly Hills Cop
Birdy
Body Double

Bounty
Children of the Corn
City Heat
Conan the Destroyer
Dune
Evil That Men Do
Falling in love
Fear City
Footloose

Ghostbusters
Hotel New Hampshire
Karate Kid
Missing in Action
Moscow on the Hudson
NeverEnding Story
A Nightmare on Elm Street

Police Academy
Purple Rain
Repo Man
The River
Romancing the Stone
Temple of Doom
Terminator
This Is Spinal Tap
Tightrope