Scene of the Week: Amadeus

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.

  1. Tulmul Memender 9 years ago

    Am I blocked ??? 2nd time flagging it 🙁 unable to post comment at your site, says Blocked

  2. Tanqeed Movies 9 years ago

    Tulmul Memender hmm Strange. Why would I block you? I had whitelisted your IP and email yesterday. Can you check you IP address using this link below and email me at Are you commenting without login? Try commenting after login to your account and see if that works.

  3. Tulmul Memender 9 years ago

    Ok.. Will Try . Thanks Tanqeed … Kya pata kuch naarazgi rahi hoo 😛

  4. Tanqeed Movies 9 years ago

    Kahe ki Naarazgi. Tum abuse todhi karte ho jo ban karunga.

  5. Tulmul Memender 9 years ago


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  7. Anajanpur685Miles 9 years ago

    Ah, what a post!

    Watched all the videos, I must watch this movie ! Thanks Sputnik.

    Its enigmatic (to say the least) !!!

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      sputnik 9 years ago

      You are welcome. I hope you will like it. Its directed by Milos Forman who also directed One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

      I watched it way back in 2000 and I need to revisit it. I liked the movie a lot and the performances of F. Murray Abraham as Salieri for which he won Oscar and Tom Hulce who played Mozart. Back then my roommates did not like the operatic singing so had to fast forward some of that music part.

  8. Anajanpur685Miles 9 years ago

    Thats an added plus, “One flew over cuckoo’s nest” is one of my all time fav (top 10). Glad to know. Thanks again !

  9. Baba 9 years ago

    very difficult to sit through a scene with such horrendous looks of actors. but the story as told to me by spuntik seems similar to LD. its a great story and would have been an epic film with aamir and srk directed by santhosi

  10. narad_muni 9 years ago

    ..missed this movie, have put it for download.thanks for posting!

    • Author
      sputnik 9 years ago

      You are welcome. Hope you will like it.

  11. Anajanpur685Miles 9 years ago


    Finally someone added that scene. Pls add it to One flew ..thread. Somehow I could not find it now.


    The acting is so realistic!!

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    sputnik 5 years ago

    RIP Milos Forman. Loved his movies Amadeus, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The People vs Larry Flint, Man on the Moon.

    Oscar-Winning Director Milos Forman Dies, Aged 86

    Milos Forman, who made an enviable number of masterpiece films in his career, has died. The writer and director was 86.

    Born in Čáslav, in what was once known as Czechoslovakia in 1932, he suffered tragedy at an early age when his parents died in Nazi concentration camps. Raised by uncles and family friends, he went on to study at the Film Faculty of the Academy of Arts in Prague. Upon his graduation, he wrote two screenplays, the first of which, Nechte To Na Mně (Leave It To Me) was made by noted Czech director Martin Frič, while Forman was an assistant director on the second production, a comedy called Štěňata (Cubs) in 1958.

    Working his way up the ranks, Forman was a writer or assistant director on a number of films in his native country, his work shot through with social themes and political material. Yet after The Fireman’s Ball was banned following the Soviet invasion in 1968, he left for the United States.

    Becoming known for New Wave work, he mace his US debut with Taking Of in 1971, scoring the Jury Prize at Cannes. Then came one of the movies for which he is best known, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, turned down by every major studio, the potent drama ended up taking five of the major Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Jack Nicholson, Best Actress for Louise Fletcher, with writers Bo Goldman and Lawrence Hauben snagging Best Adapted Screenplay and Forman Best Director.

    The director continued his creative streak with Hair and Ragtime, and while neither set the box office alight, the latter nabbed eight Oscar nominations. If he was disappointed at all, Forman rebounded with Amadeus, another battle of wills brought to fizzing, dramatic life, which ended up with eight Oscars, including a second Best Director. He took a break after that, but returned with Valmont, which was unfavorably compared to Dangerous Liaisons, released the year before.

    The People Vs. Larry Flynt proved to be a much more successful film, and garnered several more Oscar nominations. Andy Kaufman biopic Man On The Moon was also a triumph, though remembered more for its chaotic Jim Carrey performance, chronicled and reflected upon in the recent Jim And Andy: The Great Beyond.

    Other Forman films included Goya’s Ghosts and musical A Walk Worthwhile, while he also inspired – and taught – a variety of other filmmakers, mentoring the likes of Edward Norton (and taking a small role in his Keeping The Faith). He leaves a legacy of memorable work and helping others to succeed in his wake. He’s survived by his wife, Martina Zborilova and four children.


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