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Critiquing Amadeus by Peter Shaffer I feel that there are two methods to critique Peter Shaffer's Amadeus. The first, and the simplest for me, is just as an artistic job only. As an artistic undertaking, Amadeus is a triumph. Especially stunning is F. Murray Abraham's performance as the tortured Court Composer Antonio Salieri. Abraham portrays a gifted yet mediocre musician who, with admired God all of his life, shows us clearly that "pride goeth before the fall". It is Salieri's greed for fame, and pride in his own "moral goodness" that direct him to denounce Mozart as a "fiend". When God proceeds to shower favor upon mozart, Salieri renounces God, and guarantees that he is going to be the instrument to thwart God. Salieri's Fall from Grace is brilliantly documented, also Abraham's performance utterly believable. Tom Hulce really does a splendid job portraying Shaffer's Mozart. His crazy antics and child-like behaviour are charming, his laugh infectious and striking, and also his mannerisms unique. But it's the moments when another Mozart is glimpsed - the tender dad, the infuriated court composer, along with the dying genius - which Hulce's talent shines through. To play a buffoon well is 1 thing, and also to show a serious drawback to this buffoon another. To do it all convincingly is the trick to this selection of Hulce's skills. Additionally, the movie is beautifully shot, the pendants enchanting and the established design marvelously detailed. The light in the final scene (depicted above), using its own contrasting dark shadows and harsh glare, is particularly creative. This Academy Award-winning movie was crafted with good skill, and so is worthy of the acclaim it's received. - - - - - - - - - - ...