R | | Biography, Drama, History
Important theme of movie is change of Salieri's belief in god. That might have been the reason for the title Amadeus which means love of god. Ironically,the word Mozart means sloppy.
Mozart! Mozart, forgive your assassin! I confess, I killed you...
The Emperor Francis recalls an incident between the young Mozart and "My sister, Antoinette" - ie Marie Antoinette of French Revolution fame. That, however, was simply the French version of her name. Francis would still refer to his sister by her birth name of (Maria) Antonia.
The producer, screenplay writer and director thank the following for their boundless assistance in our effort to present the physical authenticity and aura you have seen and felt in "Amadeus": -The National Theatre of Czechoslovakia and Prague's Tyl Theatre management for allowing us to film in the Tyl sequences from the operas: "Abduction from the Seraglio," "The Marriage of Figaro," and "Don Giovanni." It was actually in this magnificently preserved theatre that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart conducted the premiere performance of "Don Giovanni" on October 29, 1787. -His Eminence Cardinal Frantisek Tomasek for his kindness in permitting us to use his beautiful residence headquarters in Prague as the Emperor's palace. -The Barrandov Studios and CS Filmexport for their help in filming "Amadeus" in Prague and in castles and palaces throughout Czechoslovakia.
English, Italian, Latin, German
$86,764 (USA) (7 April 2002)
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