Amadeus was adapted from Peter Shaffer’s stage play Amadeus, which is a highly fictionalized account of the lives of the composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. First performed in 1979, Amadeus was inspired by a short 1830 play by Alexander Pushkin called Mozart and Salieri. (From Wiki) The movie was nominated for eleven Oscars and won eight including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor (F. Murray Abraham), Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Best Sound Mixing. The movie was supposed to be the inspiration for a movie called Rashq to be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi starring Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. The movie eventually became London Dreams starring Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn. Check out this excellent scene from Amadeus.
More Scenes from the movie below.
This is a longer version of the above scene seen in context.Tags: Amadeus F. Murray Abraham Milos Forman Scene of the Week Tom Hulce