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John Blake Temple
Music Appreciation
Dr. Watts
2/25/2013

Amadeus Movie Essay
Throughout the movie Amadeus, Mozart is an interesting and unique character. Mozart starts with such promise in his career; he has been making music since he was an infant and has been driven by his father to be great. He loves his music and believes in his own talent. He is so big-headed that he cannot stand that so many other people do not understand his work. The inner drive and self-destructive behavior are what make him a brilliant man, but also a weak man, his constant partying and drinking breaks him down. He has plenty of skill, but his personality is what hurts him. Mozart does not know how to succeed, like many brilliant people. He doesn’t know how to make it in the real world and that is what does him in. The story is told from the perspective of Antonio Salieri, another composer. The other music heard in the movie is his. Salieri, now in a mental hospital, talks with a priest and shares with him the story of his life. Salieri wants nothing more than making beautiful music for the world. To be “touched by God.” He has given to charities, and believes for a while, that his deal with God has been answered. Then he runs into Mozart. He hears this young man is the creator of very beautiful music. When Salieri looks at the original works Mozart has done, he is amazed. Salieri is then determined to bring Mozart down and find a way to make himself look as good. Salieri plots the whole movie to be better than Mozart. Mozart’s final work was his Requiem. He began writing it, but then realized it would be for his own funeral. The song sets a very sad, mourning scene. You can hear the strings, and the soft woodwinds, and later the brass and timpani drums. It is a sad and solemn song. Amadeus is an amazing movie with beautiful music and a wonderful…...

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