Amadeus in 4K Restoration World Premiere

Amadeus in 4K Restoration World Premiere

Milos Forman directed Peter Shaffer’s screenplay, based on his Tony Award–winning play, about the 18th century rivalry between journeyman court composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham in an Academy Award–winning tour-de-force performance) and his rival, young upstart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (fellow Best Actor nominee Tom Hulce). Saul Zaentz’s lavish production features opulent period details, while Shaffer’s witty script speaks eloquently about the challenge of art while leaving room for Mozart’s gorgeous music to dominate. The film earned 11 nominations and its 8 Oscar wins include Best Picture, Art Direction, Costume Design, Directing, Makeup, Sound, and for Shaffer’s adapted screenplay.

Programmed by K.J. Relth-Miller.
Note by Robert Reneau.
DIRECTED BY: Milos Forman. WRITTEN BY: Peter Shaffer. WITH: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow. 1984. 158 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated PG. 4K DCP. Original theatrical release version 4k restoration by The Academy Film Archive and The Saul Zaentz Co. with restoration funding provided by Teatro Della Pace Films.

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