The love of god – the meaning of the name “amadeus” is “the love of god” so the film essentially depicts the way in which one man’s self-righteousness and envy result in him doing everything in his power to destroy the “love of god. Amadeus does mean loved by god (or love for god), and it definitely is the reason shaffer chose to name the play that mozart was born with five names, and amadeus was not one of them, but theophilus (greek equivalent of amadeus) was one of them. While the film's theological understanding of gifts is not entirely sound, it is an interesting lens through which to view and depict jealousy much of the success of amadeus lies in its music.
Wolfgang amadeus mozart: [to emperor joseph ii] sire, only opera can do this in a play if more than one person speaks at the same time, it's just noise, no one can understand a word in a play if more than one person speaks at the same time, it's just noise, no one can understand a word.
In latin, the name amadeus means “love of god” or, in other words, the object of god’s adoration how appropriate then that peter shaffer chose this name as the title of his 1979 stage play about wolfgang amadeus mozart, from which director milos forman and shaffer elaborated into the 1984 film amadeus. The voice of god amadeus, directed by milos forman screenplay by peter shaffer director of photography, miroslav ondricek edited by nena danevic and michael chandler choreography and opera staging by twyla tharp music by wolfgang amadeus mozart music conducted by neville marriner produced by saul zaentz an orion pictures release. - wolfgang amadeus mozart mozart, wolfgang amadeus (1756-91), austrian composer, a centrally important composer of the classical era, and one of the most inspired composers in western musical tradition.
Directed by milos forman with f murray abraham, tom hulce, elizabeth berridge, roy dotrice the life, success and troubles of wolfgang amadeus mozart, as told by antonio salieri, the contemporary composer who was insanely jealous of mozart's talent and claimed to have murdered him.
Arrested adolescent adam gillen as wolfgang amadeus mozart photograph: marc brenner i have more mixed feelings about adam gillen’s mozart he captures perfectly the whinnying cackle, the potty-mouthed puerility and the belief in his own gifts: you get the point that sublime music issues from an arrested adolescent.
One of the best films ever made about this destructive emotion is amadeus, an academy award winning 1984 drama revolving around the life and works of the great composer wolfgang amadeus mozart (1756-1791) antonio salieri, an austrian composer, becomes obsessed with this genius's effortless creativity and fame. Discussion guide to the movie amadeus recommended for use by individuals and groups interested in spirituality and film values and visions feature by frederic and mary ann brussat.
The movie states that salieri thought that god was playing through amadeus i believe that mozart was a genius (unlike the movie states) and that salieri didn't understand his beliefs and the way he was it states that amadeus drank all the time, like he was some raving drunk child the movie eventually classifies amadeus as a hard alchoholic. The name “amadeus” means “beloved of god”, and is a very apt title for this film whose major theme revolves around the notion that some people are simply chosen to be exceptional salieri rails against god for the unfairness of it all.