Thursday, 13 January 2011

A-Z #7: Amadeus

You can pick up hundreds of DVD's for a buck each - it doesn't matter. Its never about quantity, its about quality. A-Z is my way of going through my collection, from A-Z, and justifying why I own the films...

#7 - Amadeus

Why did I buy it?

Best Picture-a-thon as I have every intention of watching every Best Picture Oscar Winner ... ever. That really is about it.

Why do I still own it?

Because, despite the epic nature of the story, I think there is something fascinating about the envy, greed and friendship between the two composers - Salieri and Mozart. Don't get me wrong, maybe one day this will be moved out for a different period-biopic, but currently, this interesting biopic of Amadeus Mozart is a great insight into the madness, desire and personality (his bloody laugh) of an artist.

Additionally, though I have no intention of having all of Milos Formans films, it is nice that I have more than one - and Forman is one of those directors very few people know about (Well, maybe us Film Obsessives do - but Formans name is not up there with Scorsese, Coppola and Spielberg, despite some incredible films). So, with a certain air of arrogance, I can say things like "oh, well, if you like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest then you'll love something he made a short while after ... " and know what I'm talking about when I pull out Amadeus...
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  1. Deepest apologies but now all I can think about is Rock Me Amadeus playing in Adventureland. Then Lisa P dancing. It's a slippery slope.

  2. Adventureland means nothing to me. I need to watch it - il give you the 3 hour epic amadeus, you give me adventureland...


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