Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Amadeus - M. Forman 1984

I am aware this is breaking in open doors, but there are no two ways around it, really : This IS a masterpiece.

Interestingly, it doesn't look dated at all, contrary to almost any other costume drama, always more or less tinged with contemporary fashion.

The Salieri character owes nothing to Forman's genius, but to Peter Schaeffer's play. It it still deliciously ambiguous.

And mainly : Whatever happened to Milos Forman?? Why do the releases of his recent films go by so shamefully inconspicuously?

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