A Conversation for Death, Suicide and Close Shaves in the World of Classical Music
Ellen Started conversation Sep 26, 2002
. Posted Jun 30, 2003
I didn't know that either. It's very interesting. I'd like to hear some of Salieri's real music.
Cefpret Posted Jun 30, 2003
It's not only interesting, I was rather irritated reading about it, too. I my opinion it's an unwritten law that was ignored here.
But Amadeus is exaggerated for the sake of dramatic effect anyway. Certainly not the best way to learn about Mozart and people associated with him.
Ellen Posted Jul 1, 2003
Well, the film Amadeus was never meant to be a documentary - it's a dramatic work of art, and is justified I think in taking a few creative liberties. The soundtrack is really wonderful, and a great way for people who aren't normally into classical music to appreciate Mozart's work.
. Posted Jul 1, 2003
>...a great way for people who aren't normally into classical music to appreciate Mozart's work.
You're right there, although they may come away from it believing many of the untrue parts of the film to be true.
Cefpret Posted Jul 1, 2003
I didn't say that Amadeus was a bad movie. It's rather good, although it's not one of my favourites.
However, making Salieri's music worse is utterly unfair in my opinion.
Additionally, most filmgoers may not know what is drama and what is fact (me included, to some extent). Therefore I said that it's not the best way to learn about Mozart.
As far as the soundtrack is concernced -- well, let's be honest, there are probably hundreds of good compilations of Mozart music out there.
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