Amadeus is a 1984 film directed by Milos Forman that tells the story of the rivalry between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, two composers in the late 18th century Vienna. The film is based on the play by Peter Shaffer, who also wrote the screenplay. The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for F. Murray Abraham as Salieri, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The director's cut of Amadeus was released in 2002, adding about 20 minutes of footage that was cut from the original theatrical release. The director's cut explores more of Salieri's envy and obsession with Mozart, as well as Mozart's relationship with his wife Constanze and his father Leopold. The director's cut also includes a scene where Salieri tries to seduce Constanze in exchange for helping Mozart, and a scene where Mozart dictates his Requiem to Salieri on his deathbed.
The director's cut of Amadeus is available in 720p resolution, which enhances the visual quality of the film. The film features stunning cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek, who captures the beauty and decadence of the Viennese court and the music scene. The film also boasts an amazing soundtrack composed mostly of Mozart's works, performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.
Amadeus is a masterpiece of filmmaking that combines drama, comedy, tragedy, and music. The director's cut adds more depth and complexity to the characters and their motivations, making it a richer and more satisfying experience. The film is a tribute to the genius and madness of Mozart, and the power and passion of music.
The film received critical acclaim upon its release, with many critics praising the performances of Abraham and Hulce, the direction of Forman, the screenplay of Shaffer, and the music of Mozart. The film holds a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 95 reviews, with an average rating of 8.9/10. The website's critical consensus reads: \\\"A lavish, entertaining, powerful film about the life and influence, both positive and negative, of one of Western culture's great artists.\\\"  On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 88 out of 100 based on 12 critics, indicating \\\"universal acclaim\\\". 
The film was also a commercial success, grossing over $90 million worldwide against a budget of $18 million. It was the 12th highest-grossing film of 1984 in North America, earning $51.9 million.  The film was also popular in other countries, especially in France, where it was the third highest-grossing film of 1984 with 6.7 million admissions. 
The film won eight Academy Awards out of eleven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director for Forman, Best Actor for Abraham, Best Adapted Screenplay for Shaffer, Best Art Direction for Patrizia von Brandenstein and Karel Cerny, Best Costume Design for Theodor Pistek, Best Sound for Mark Berger, Tom Scott, Todd Boekelheide and Chris Newman, and Best Makeup for Dick Smith and Paul LeBlanc. The film also received nominations for Best Actor for Hulce, Best Cinematography for Miroslav Ondricek and Best Film Editing for Nena Danevic and Michael Chandler. 
The film also won four BAFTA Awards out of eight nominations, including Best Film, Best Direction for Forman, Best Screenplay - Adapted for Shaffer and Best Cinematography for Ondricek. The film also received nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role for both Abraham and Hulce, Best Editing for Danevic and Chandler and Best Production Design/Art Direction for von Brandenstein and Cerny. 
The film also won four Golden Globe Awards out of six nominations, including Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director - Motion Picture for Forman, Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for Abraham and Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for Shaffer. The film also received nominations for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for Hulce and New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Female for Berridge.  ec8f644aee