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Filmed on location in Prague, Amadeus brought Forman back to his homeland for an adaptation of Peter Shaffer’s play, dissecting the rivalry between the mediocre composer Salieri and his “unworthy” rival, Mozart.

A visually lavish period piece, the film confidently moves between fact and fiction, meticulous detail and jarring anachronism. Forman received his second Best Director Oscar, and actor F. Murray Abraham also won for his acid portrayal of Salieri. With Tom Hulce. This print is the R-rated “director’s cut.” (180 mins., 35mm)

This touring retrospective was organized by Jytte Jensen, curator in the department of film at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, with the kind collaboration of the Czech Center, New York; The National Film Archive, Prague; and Irene Kovarova, independent film curator and tour manager.

Official Website: http://www.wexarts.org/fv/index.php?eventid=2849

Added by Wexner Center on February 18, 2008

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