1984. USA. Milos Forman. 180 min.
Monday, February 18, 2008, 6:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1984. USA. Directed by Milos Forman. Screenplay by Peter Shaffer, based on his play. With F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce. Plagued by jealousy of—and admiration for—his rival, Mozart, the mediocre court composer Salieri narrates his encounters with the childish but sublimely gifted prodigy. This visually lavish period piece—which mixes fact and fiction, high art and vulgarity, meticulous detail and jarring anachronism—tears through the stuffy conventions of the genre with a swell of operatic emotions. Filmed in Prague, the production was Forman's first return to his homeland. 180 min.