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  • Elsa Anna Arendelle
    Elsa Anna Arendelle  2 years ago +15405

    The emperor butchered Salieri's piece, but Mozart was able to play it perfectly by only hearing it and then improvising the melody... "the rest is just the same, isn't it?" Mozart so innocent in his behavior he doesn't realize how insulting he is LOL

    • themonkeyhand
      themonkeyhand Month ago

      Only insulting if you're an ego-maniac.

    • lu tomson
      lu tomson Month ago

      Most professional scientists are paid to come with a result in agreement with the entity's hiring them..hence the disagreements and inconsistencies with said science...and I've hired a few ask me how I know

    • brendanevo4g
      brendanevo4g Month ago

      Messing with anyones art is so... violating. At least its mysic and not physical paper etc lol

    • dirty harry1881
      dirty harry1881 Month ago

      I think you have no idea about music and you are just take the film for reality. Though the piece is nothing difficult, the emperor is showing some fine sight reading skills and he's in no way butchering it. Mozart is ...well Mozart and he is not an innocent guy at all. Any man of his stature at this age should know that what he did was a direct insult

    • Billie Jean
      Billie Jean Month ago

      I love you :)

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache
    Just Some Guy without a Mustache 10 months ago +16689

    I really loved Mozart's portrayal of being this jolly and informal dude, who's simply gifted in music

    • ShempTheDog
      ShempTheDog Month ago

      @SilverKitty sorry history isn’t written by you

    • Xyjz12
      Xyjz12 Month ago

      and a uhh scat lover

    • ublade82
      ublade82 Month ago

      Yeah Mozart was a great actor

    • SheepHater5993UY
      SheepHater5993UY Month ago

      That was the only way to get the masses at the time to watch the movie....his fluffy wig, that ridiculous laugh. I was in high school when it came out, and this portrayal got the teenagers into theater seats.

    • Darius Weisz
      Darius Weisz Month ago

      His dad told him to play the piano for hours a day sure he played well but of course this is just a movie scene

  • patrik knoerr
    patrik knoerr 3 months ago +1593

    Actually, the Emperor did not butcher the piece. He played it from the sheet in a first reading. For someone who enjoys the piano at a beginner level, this is a remarkable feat. Not to mention the ability to play badly before an audience without giving a crap about it. He should take more lessons and continue to enjoy his music.

    • Coda V
      Coda V Month ago


    • keithsj10
      keithsj10 Month ago

      @Dimebag Darrell he played the principle with the flip-up, clip on sunglasses

    • King Aerys II. Targaeryen
      King Aerys II. Targaeryen Month ago

      He´s the fucking emperor of Austria. People are gonna listen and are gonna like it even if they don´t. He´s beyond the need of approval

  • Night Wolf
    Night Wolf 3 months ago +904

    Hulce's laugh to this day is hilarious. He played Mozart with reckless abandon. He should have won the Oscar this year.

    • Night Wolf
      Night Wolf Month ago

      @Cubs and Culture Mitch That would have been worthy of an Oscar, my friend. Well said.

    • Cubs and Culture Mitch
      Cubs and Culture Mitch Month ago

      @emptyhand777 Because they are both lead characters; the movie is equally about both of them .

    • Cubs and Culture Mitch
      Cubs and Culture Mitch Month ago

      I have had a fantasy for years that Hulce won the Oscar only because of how it dovetails with the film's text; just imagine Murray jumping up at the Oscars screaming about how Mozart overshadowed him again!

    • Night Wolf
      Night Wolf Month ago +1

      @reuireuiop0 I'm American, and I love this scene. There weren't any Austrian actors available to play these roles, so, the Director had to do the best he could with what he had. You're a bit, "snooty" about the whole matter, if I do say so.

    • Harvey Manfredsenjenson
      Harvey Manfredsenjenson Month ago

      @BENJ1969 Most of Abraham's great scenes didn't involve Tom Hulce directly. All those scenes with the priest...

  • Eily Bergin
    Eily Bergin 3 months ago +636

    The look on Salieri's face when he realizes that Mozart is a genius is priceless. F. Murray Abraham deserved that Oscar

    • ThA MAN C MAcK
      ThA MAN C MAcK Month ago

      F Murray is The Man
      HOMELAND !

    • Dana Reid
      Dana Reid 2 months ago

      Agreed. He was phenomenal in this.

    • Alex Arias
      Alex Arias 2 months ago

      @ricochetVendetta yes it kills your confidence and distracts you from looking within

    • ricochetVendetta
      ricochetVendetta 3 months ago +13

      SALIERI false modesty came back to test him. If he had been genuine in his mere trifle it would be a compliment to have anyone, nevermind such talent to build upon it and elaborate the tune. egos are the enemy of creative spirit imo

  • César Dávila
    César Dávila 3 months ago +455

    Ok I know that was a room filled with music prodigies, genious, masters and such...But the emperor learned that tune in 2 minutes... Thats pretty badass...

    • Paweł T.
      Paweł T. Month ago

      Admirałem Gwiezdnej Floty nie zostaje się za frajer.

    • BigBird Music
      BigBird Music Month ago +6

      "any beginner could sight read that"
      Yeah sure they could, but not without turning that 1 minute piece into 30 minutes.
      But sure, they're "sight reading"

    • César Dávila
      César Dávila 2 months ago +14

      @Oudtshoornify Im not good at music. Maybe thats why it feels as more of a feat to me. I was taught to read music so Id agree with you about the inmediate sight reading as my brain has already memorized the notes names and their location in a partiture. But from that to play it well in a couple tries, doesnt seem like a beginner's ability to me.
      I learned to read music while playing a guitar...maybe it has to do something with it.

    • Oudtshoornify
      Oudtshoornify 2 months ago +1

      @César Dávila: No. Any beginner could have sight-read that piece.

    • grandmaster Jim
      grandmaster Jim 2 months ago +10

      And mozart learned it in 24 seconds

  • Alex Martinez
    Alex Martinez 7 months ago +11048

    Salieri, the first artist to experience a remix of their music.

    • Alexandria Cohen
      Alexandria Cohen Month ago

      @Adam Syed that’s when we learned the world is backwards

    • Neil Down
      Neil Down Month ago

      That’s probably the furthest thing from the truth to ever be said

    • TheNikowhat
      TheNikowhat Month ago

      REMIIIIIIX BABY -Lil wayne

    • Gourab Neogi
      Gourab Neogi Month ago


    • bibi kola
      bibi kola Month ago

      @David Blackman absolutely.

  • Alan Klug
    Alan Klug 2 months ago +274

    The part I love most about this scene is that Mozart takes Salieri's piece and turns it into the foundation of "Non pui andrai" from Figaro. The film makers put so much work and thought into this.

    • Santiago Sánchez Santarelli
      Santiago Sánchez Santarelli Month ago +2

      @gerdokurt You might want to indulge other people's ignorance in certain matters instead of being so adamant about it since all of us are ignorant of one thing or another. In your case, for example, to the fact that drinking doesn't kill brain cells, that's just a myth that the prohibitionists pushed as part of their propaganda campaign against alcohol in the early 20th century.

    • JJRJ 85
      JJRJ 85 2 months ago +1

      ah, a man of culture and good hearing; I salute you sir

    • Tom Cruise
      Tom Cruise 2 months ago +5

      @gerdokurt 🤣

    • It's shrimp in a bag!
      It's shrimp in a bag! 2 months ago +13

      gerdokurt r/whooooosh

  • Dot
    Dot 3 months ago +295

    Anyone else like how nice and respectful the emperor was.

    • David Mercado-Morales
      David Mercado-Morales 2 months ago +7

      His name is Jeffrey Jones, he's also in Beetlejuice.

    • black cotton
      black cotton 3 months ago +6

      @Madeleine Shaw yea..Im glad I didn't know that before,,,Hes a great actor, but a disqusting man.

  • Scott
    Scott 3 months ago +190

    The calf scratch at 1:45 is why Hulce is such a great actor... that shot is so perfect and what a choice. It matches Mozart's personality perfectly. It's these small gestures that make this such a brilliant performance.

    • Io
      Io Month ago +2

      @Earth Ling this is a movie. Nothing is unintended or accidental

    • Paul Anderson
      Paul Anderson Month ago +2

      @Io I am quite aware of that. I was referring to the character of Mozart, not the actual Mozart.

    • Io
      Io Month ago

      @Paul Anderson 😂🤣🤣😅😆😄😁😆😅🤣
      this is a movie, silly

    • CC Irish
      CC Irish 2 months ago +1

      I'm glad someone recognized that too

    • Casina Xcidius
      Casina Xcidius 2 months ago +2

      haha I love that part!
      Hey, do you remember the scene when Salieri first encounters Mozart in the Ballroom?
      After Archbishop Colloredo scolds Mozart for showing up late to his own recital, Mozart walks out the room, swings the giant doors wide open and BENDS OVER aiming his ass at him, pretending he's taking a bow for the huge crowd applauding his musical genius.
      You just can't overlook stuff like that bcuz it's so brilliant LOL
      I laugh so hard at that part bcuz Mozart knew exactly what he did to the Archbishop...and it was sooo intentional😂🤣🥰

  • BENJ1969
    BENJ1969 2 months ago +149

    Without fear of sounding hyperbolic, this is one of my favorite movie scenes. The characters; the statements; the sense of order, decorum and propriety, and how Mozart just shatters them with all his unassuming innocence. This scene is rich with characters and the actors who played them.

  • Nathaniel Simpson
    Nathaniel Simpson 9 months ago +5747

    The most unbelievable thing about this scene is that when the king unrolls the music sheet to play it, it lays out flat on the stand instead of rolling back up again.

    • brooksmc
      brooksmc Month ago


    • reuireuiop0
      reuireuiop0 Month ago

      All subjects, _any_ subject, will bow the emperor whenever needed - even when you are in attendance.
      However, if the situation demands, the subject will sit up straight. Even if it's a lowly sheet of music

    • Annie B
      Annie B 2 months ago

      @Caro Kann For everyone, obviously. Capitalism provides the opportunity. If you want equal outcomes you would need a strong-arm government to divvy it all up. If you have two children and when they grow up one is more successful monetarily than the other. Would you take from one and give to the other? They would hate that.

    • Caro Kann
      Caro Kann 2 months ago

      @Annie B for who?

    • Annie B
      Annie B 2 months ago

      @Caro Kann Capitalism Consistently produces higher quality and lower prices.

  • Bitter Bold
    Bitter Bold 3 months ago +376

    This movie is a true masterpiece.
    And Tom Hulce is simply fantastic as Mozart.

  • crxdelsolsir
    crxdelsolsir 2 months ago +52

    The eye acting, facial acting, stares, mouth acting, body language OMG works!
    All without any background music or any mood enhancements yet it works so well!
    You can feel and understand without the characters even uttering a word and well beyond more than the simple dialogue they utter.
    Brilliant scripting, awesome costumes, fantastic settings and just magnificent acting!!

    • USMC TheMadHatTeR
      USMC TheMadHatTeR 2 months ago +1

      Non verbal communication can say a whole more than words. Words are can lead to great misunderstanding without our nonverbal's demonstrating intent or the "vibe".

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3 months ago +1218

    "The rest is just the same, isn't it?"
    That line almost gives me a an Oscar.
    Edit: That line almost gives me 1k likes
    Edit 2: That line almost gives me 1.2k likes
    Edit 3: That line almost gives me 1.5k likes

    • Garreth Augustine
      Garreth Augustine Month ago

      theres 1.2k

    • Mladen T
      Mladen T Month ago

      That line almost gives you 1.2k likes (at the moment)

    • Capn Crush
      Capn Crush Month ago

      I was #1000 woohoo!!!

    • Darius Sarrafi
      Darius Sarrafi Month ago

      @Biggus Dickus Unfortunately he was right! I was repeating the section verbatim!

    • Biggus Dickus
      Biggus Dickus Month ago +1

      @Darius Sarrafi Plenty of great compositions use repeated sections!

  • Teresa King
    Teresa King 3 months ago +148

    This has to be my favorite film of all time, and could only have been guided by divine inspiration. Its artistic expression is sublime throughout, stimulating our higher emotions and opening our hearts. I absolutely love it.

    • Darius Sarrafi
      Darius Sarrafi 3 months ago

      @Bruce Hlava then they should use different names so people who takes movies seriously (as evident from most of the comments) aren’t confused!

    • Bruce Hlava
      Bruce Hlava 3 months ago +3

      @Darius Sarrafi That is why it is a movie, not a documentary :)

    • Darius Sarrafi
      Darius Sarrafi 3 months ago

      Too bad most of it is not true!

    • Bruce Hlava
      Bruce Hlava 3 months ago +2

      It is my favorite movie also. It just speaks to me on so many levels!

    • Teresa King
      Teresa King 3 months ago +3

      @Jess K Wow! Amazing!

  • Grigoris Grigoriou
    Grigoris Grigoriou 6 months ago +4522

    The movie "Amadeus" is a masterpiece. But in reality, Mozart and Salieri were colleagues who respected each other's work and helped each other at times. Mozart even sent his son to Salieri for early music lessons.

    • eblackadder3
      eblackadder3 Month ago

      @pujik Tarnished it? Hardly. The play and the movie brought Salieri out of almost total obscurity.

    • ethantha mouse
      ethantha mouse 2 months ago

      but there are a few joke songs that hints that mozart may have acted like he does in the movie and its further reinforced by the lack of childhood he had i think .....its been abit since i researched it also dude in private was def covered in music sheets seeing as in that era having a social life was of some importance if you wanted to get somewhere big

    • gerdokurt
      gerdokurt 2 months ago

      @Jolene8 Bro... Your theory is stupid because you are obviously not able to leave your 21th century perspective where Mozart is famous and Saliere "not".
      Salieri was just 6 years older than Mozart and already was one of the most powerfull musical figures of his time when Mozart arrived. His position and reputation was never in danger because of Mozart. When Mozart had mediocore successes in suburban theatres and as a piano teacher, Salieri filled the big stages in Vienna and Paris and gave lessons in the high society.
      If anyone of these two guys had had a motive to murder the other guy, it would have been Mozart.
      "The town accused Salieri of poisoning Mozart."
      "The town" didnt "accused" Salieri. Like nowadays, there were a kazillion of rumors and speculations and yeah, like nowadays, no story/specualtion is stupid enough to not have some followers. Saying "the town accused Salieri of poisoning Mozart" is like saying "the world(population) thinks the earth is flat" because some flat earthers exist and post stupid videos on youtube.

    • Edward Givens
      Edward Givens 2 months ago

      THANK YOU!

  • Tacomaholic
    Tacomaholic 4 months ago +229

    I absolutely LOVE this scene. And the Emperor getting startled at the end when Mozart laughs is a nice bonus.

  • Max Ducks
    Max Ducks 4 months ago +193

    That magical moment when it sounds like a generic piece and then Mozart comes in and all of a sudden you hear a melody you’ve listened to since you were an infant.

  • Esuper1
    Esuper1 2 months ago +32

    The look on Salieri as he first is indignant and then as Mozart continues to improve on his piece as he stands there turns to sheer awe at the level of genius before him at a level far beyond what he is capable of as official composer to the throne. His eyes tell the whole story. Great actor.

  • irondragonmaiden
    irondragonmaiden 4 months ago +187

    Looking at this movie again as an adult, the ethnic prejudice (the Italian versus German in the arts snobbery in spite of being under a Germanic Emperor's payroll) and the fact that the opera director is clearly showing obvious disdain (at least Salieri is polite enough to compliment him and respond to him) for the young Mozart actually makes this scene more powerful. Mozart's laughter has a ring of "holy shit, this is the Emperor and the giants in the industry, I'm nervous" energy to it.

    • kipper
      kipper Month ago

      You'll find what you're looking for if you try hard enough lol.

    • gordons-alive
      gordons-alive 3 months ago +10

      I think that has some basis in reality. I haven't studied any of this in depth, but I read a little bit and at one time Mozart thought the Italians in the court were holding back his career, including Salieri. Their relationship got better, though. Of course, there was no scheming by Salieri to destroy Mozart.

    • dirkthewrench
      dirkthewrench 3 months ago +15

      He gives off the air of someone who just loves music for musics sake, not the politics of it

  • opwave79
    opwave79 10 months ago +3665

    This entire scene is pure gold. There was more shade thrown in that room than an overcast day in Seattle.

    • Madeleine Shaw
      Madeleine Shaw 3 months ago

      @Vulpixxle Nya Mozart craps on Salieri the entire time. He hates him for his influence and position. He finds him an inferior composer and feels no respect for him. He knows exactly what he's doing here, which is humiliating a man who has power over him the only way he can.

    • SynergyPhoenix
      SynergyPhoenix 4 months ago

      @Justa RU-clipr @Mike G - Actually, on an overcast day, all there is is shadow.

      DMCLANDERS 4 months ago


    • Justa Youtuber
      Justa Youtuber 5 months ago

      if it is overcast, there is no shade - no shadow

    • Mike G
      Mike G 6 months ago +1

      Overcast days don't throw shade. Sunny ones do. ;)

  • Tadamori Yagi
    Tadamori Yagi 3 months ago +92

    I have a friend who is into classical music and he laughs just like that. it's hilarious and every time I hear it, I think of this movie.

  • Teds HoldOver
    Teds HoldOver 2 months ago +215

    I watch this 10x a year. It always reminds me of the quote: "Old age and treachery will always beat youth and skill." Not a perfect match, but you have to admit they didn't mind seeing Mozart 'crash'.

    • reuireuiop0
      reuireuiop0 Month ago

      Sent that quote to my Mum, who married a energetic guy about ten years her junior.
      She got this devious streak, which hasn't gone unnoticed ;) that card still sits in a secret corner on her desk.

    • Mike Oren
      Mike Oren 2 months ago +2

      I thought the quote was, “.. youth and inexperience.”

    • Casina Xcidius
      Casina Xcidius 2 months ago +3

      I'm around 3x a year. My favorite part is when Mozart gets Salieri to help him write the music for the Requiem that Salieri paid him for .Hahaha
      BUT why didn't Salieri just tell Mozart's wife that Mozart was helping him work on music as a favor?
      He coulda just said,
      "The music is mine, my Lady...With all do respect, your husband was helping me as a personal favor. I'm sorry for your loss....Mozart meant everything to me... He was my idol".
      Then Salieri escapes with the Requiem with a huge grin on his face . Ahhhh! but no, that doesn't happen lol

  • Dandy Lion
    Dandy Lion 4 months ago +67

    You can see the actor of the emperor actually bounce from surprise when motzart does his last laugh

    • Tom Tatum
      Tom Tatum 3 months ago +1

      Yes - that's Jeffrey Jones, the actor who played the principal in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".

  • Dyn Jarren
    Dyn Jarren 3 months ago +164

    This is one of the best scenes in Amadeus. I love how Mozart takes Salieris simple piece of music of improves it right on the spot.
    He was bored with the piece because it was redundant.
    Of course, Salieri is insulted but then realizes that Mozart is a musical genius and he’s outdone.
    Then he feels betrayed by God for giving Mozart all the talent and making him love music but lack the talent to write it as well as Mozart does.
    Excellent film about music and Mozart. Salieri actually had a good career but he’s forgotten.
    Mozart, Bach and Beethoven are eternal.

    • reuireuiop0
      reuireuiop0 Month ago

      @Laurent Devaux That's the problem with almost all movies and series depicting real events. People watch them and take what they see for the real thing. Whereas any film, book or article is an interpretation, often _always_ spiced up to make it more interesting and tell the story.
      Take the Queen series for instance, helped ruin actual relations as all of the media -who definitely should know better- reacted to the series as of the depiction of the life of the Royals were real.

    • Throatwobbler Mangrove
      Throatwobbler Mangrove Month ago

      @Eorl Sven That sounds nice, but I've never seen it done. Characters and time are compressed, conversations (even when they're pretty well known) are modified for effect. The point is entertainment. Getting upset about it isn't worthwhile or effective.

    • Eorl Sven
      Eorl Sven 3 months ago +1

      @Brain Scott Laurent Devaux has said that events picured in the movie are false, and Diolline Branderson has answered "the point of the whole film is not about being a documentary": but while the difference betweeen a film and a documentary should be clear to everybody. one would still expect a non fantasy film to be faithful to historical facts

    • Brain Scott
      Brain Scott 3 months ago +1

      @Eorl Sven I don't know of anybody who thinks this film is a documentary...that's ridiculous to think or say that.

    • Ulen Grau
      Ulen Grau 3 months ago +2

      @Laurent Devaux not only that… people actually think Salieri was an inferior composer, when he was anything but. Some of his music is actually quite complex and innovative for its time. I mean… the dude studied under Gluck himself, without whom Mozart’s operas would’ve never been what they were.

  • John Dough
    John Dough 10 months ago +3456

    I heard one of Salieri’s operas. It was damned good. He’s underrated. It’s too bad for him that Mozart was his contemporary.

    • Laurent Devaux
      Laurent Devaux 3 months ago

      You're perfectly right. And don't forget he had then much more success than Mozart in Vienna. May be because he was really talented, that's all. Nobody is obliged to go see a play...

    • FBadge
      FBadge 5 months ago +1

      @Sassy Dispatch
      Not really. It's just his older self that perceives him as mediocre. The film clearly shows him having an ear and understanding for music that few others had. Even Mozart notes that, out of all his contemporaries, Salieri is the only one who ever came to see and appreciated his operas

    • Seba Szwarc
      Seba Szwarc 6 months ago

      But you never heard how it sounded in Salieri times. Problem with classical music is 99% of masterpieces was done before sound recording was invented.

    • Borukh
      Borukh 6 months ago

      @Daniele Fabbro Salieri NEVER taught Mozart, who was taught by his father. He was, however, Mozart's younger son's teacher following Mozart's death and helped him get his first paying position. Constanza relied on Salieri to help them. The movie is full of junk history. No one in Vienna at the time of Mozart's death seriously thought Salieri murdered Mozart, though there was it seems an unsubstantiated rumour. Beethoven, who knew them both, was also in Vienna at the time studying there with Haydn (Vienna was an incredible place for classical music then) wrote an article for a periodical publication in which he blasted the rumours.

  • Mathew Aaberg
    Mathew Aaberg Month ago +12

    The actor perfectly captured someone who so loves the art itself beyond all things. It would be both glorious and insufferable to work with such a person.

  • kristamkm
    kristamkm 3 months ago +36

    This gets me every time. His adorable laugh. Such an amazing movie!

  • Abe Shahrodi
    Abe Shahrodi 2 months ago +14

    This is a fabulous scene that carries the air of the time so beautifully. Each and every of the characters shown act exactly like you would expect in an Austrian Empire's court, IMO. Although, I have had a bit of reservation if Mozart's character was overplayed but nevertheless brilliant.

  • Toy Toy
    Toy Toy 4 months ago +20

    Script - excellent. Casting excellent. Production values - excellent. This is history, and art, at its finest ...

    • --
      -- 2 months ago

      To be fair, it's based on a play, so it's kind of a wild dramatization of history.

  • Kaptain Kozmos
    Kaptain Kozmos 6 months ago +7031

    Salieri wasn't a bad composer, he was just very unfortunate to live at the same time and place as Mozart.

    • Elizandro Rodriguez Gil
      Elizandro Rodriguez Gil Month ago

      Read Wikipedia or Britannica, SO YOU may know THE real Salieri. They Say something like: Salieri helped to develop and shape many of the features of operatic compositional vocabulary, and his music was a powerful influence on contemporary composers.
      Appointed the director of the Italian opera by the Habsburg court, a post he held from 1774 until 1792, Salieri dominated Italian-language opera in Vienna. During his career he also spent time writing works for opera houses in Paris, Rome, and Venice, and his dramatic works were widely performed throughout Europe during his lifetime etc.

    • allen harper
      allen harper Month ago

      Unfortunate? He was still wildly popular, rolling in cash, and court composer. There can be more than one great musician at a time.

    • Cloxxki
      Cloxxki Month ago

      @Michael Romeo He died too young for the record royalties to really compound nicely.

    • Patrick Byrne
      Patrick Byrne 2 months ago

      @Vin london they were friends and salieri taught his child

    • Laurent Devaux
      Laurent Devaux 3 months ago

      He wasn't unfortunate at all. He had much more success than Mozart then in Vienna, and not only because he was a court composer ! Just hear some of his music and you'll understand. Mozart died ill and full of debts, Salieri was in good health and wealthy, Mozart was never a threat to him

  • Diana Lee
    Diana Lee 3 months ago +8

    A great deal of poetic license was taken in this movie regarding Salieri’s character. He was not the tragic figure portrayed here but a respected composer of his day.

    • Jäckson
      Jäckson 2 months ago +1

      The movie doesn’t deny this. The emperor calls his opera the best yet written.
      The flashbacks aren’t meant to be literal. If you have self-hatred, even your best achievements can be clouded away in your memory.

  • Precious Bell
    Precious Bell 2 months ago +17

    I love Mozart’s laugh and music but especially his laugh 😂 😂 😂

  • Alan Foster
    Alan Foster 4 months ago +24

    So much brilliant acting in this movie. At the beginning of this scene, watch Abraham's face as he conveys his nervousness at how the Emperor will react to the composition. No words, just subtle expression.

  • The Gnostic Truth
    The Gnostic Truth 3 months ago +26

    He didn't "play it better than he did", he played it grandiosely better than it was written to be played.

  • Tarek Said
    Tarek Said 9 months ago +14441

    For Salieri, the day Mozart improved upon his piece was the gravest insult he ever received.
    For Mozart, it was Tuesday.

    • IratePirate
      IratePirate Month ago +1

      Thanks for making me laugh out loud at this reference

    • SarahsNewSkates S
      SarahsNewSkates S Month ago +1

      lol...o that made my day thank you

    • Nathan Rawlings
      Nathan Rawlings Month ago +1

      Ah, Street Fighter should have got an Oscar nod for that line alone.

    • StüpeЙdøus
      StüpeЙdøus 2 months ago

      @trysometruth You're like Channing Tatum in the Hateful Eight, completely got me there.

    • trysometruth
      trysometruth 2 months ago

      @StüpeЙdøus Just kiddin' around bro. BTW the name is cool and your creative efforts are really great. Cheers.

  • MH
    MH 4 months ago +63

    I was surprised by the fact that this was prerecorded by professionals, Tom Hulce moved his fingers according to notes and made it look believeble.
    Wonderful movie with wonderful music 🎶🌟

    • Throatwobbler Mangrove
      Throatwobbler Mangrove Month ago +4

      Hulce actually played much of the music, practicing at night. Milos Forman spoke about it in an interview, about how painful it was to listen to him at first, but how he spent every waking moment he wasn't acting in practicing the piano.

  • A.G .Q
    A.G .Q 2 months ago +15

    This is just a masterclass for acting. Salieri's emotion is in awe but at the same time, embarrassed and jealousy.

  • Lois Johnson
    Lois Johnson 2 months ago +4

    Absolutely love this movie, wonderful directory, great acting

  • Jorge Mateos
    Jorge Mateos Month ago +9

    One of the most epic scenes ever. His laugh kills me.

  • winter ramos
    winter ramos 8 months ago +7746

    Fun Fact: The Actor who portrayed Mozart Tom Hulce did that laugh as a joke and the director loved it so much, he kept it in the film

    • Jeffrey Kaufmann
      Jeffrey Kaufmann 2 months ago

      I don't think so. It was the Director's Vision to portray Mozart in a comical way.

    • The Connoisseur
      The Connoisseur 4 months ago

      Never heard before ! Here's the world's first recording of the original (!) version of the famous Toccata and Fugue by Bach. Will save your day !

    • winter ramos
      winter ramos 4 months ago

      @MrMcsia 😂😂😂😂 7.1k can't be wrong

    • MrMcsia
      MrMcsia 4 months ago +2

      That's a typical movie myth. The irritating laughing was already part of the final screenplay as a reference to a contemporary letter about Mozart's nervous giggling. It wasn't Hulce's idea. The other actor's surprised reaction was also planned.

    • m. baroni
      m. baroni 4 months ago

      so it must be only me who finds that giggle so irritating

  • Maurice
    Maurice Month ago +4

    that’s a genius scene from a genius film. Expertly written, directed and cast. A delight.

  • Nathe London
    Nathe London 3 months ago +9

    One of the greatest films of all time. Tom Hulce definitely deserved an oscar.

    • Eve Mizere
      Eve Mizere 3 months ago

      Yes for sure but the problem is that he was in the same category ( Oscar For Best Actor) than his co-star F Murray Abraham who's perfomance as Salieri was more magnificient than his.

  • Jorge Infante
    Jorge Infante 3 months ago +21

    As a matter of fact, Mozart's tuneful remix comes from his magnificent opera"Le nozze di Figaro", being not only an "aria" called "non più andrai" ( "You shall go no more"), but also the last number of the first act (which is simply wondrous).

    • Throatwobbler Mangrove
      Throatwobbler Mangrove Month ago

      Mozart actually reused that aria in several pieces over the years. This is even referenced in the movie when Schickaneder talks him into writing The Magic Flute... something along the lines of "you write a part for me, and a catchy tune, and I promise you a triumph deluxe!" This is illustrated in the same scene when he takes portions of several Mozart pieces to form his vaudeville.

    • Jorge Infante
      Jorge Infante 2 months ago

      @Kira Lerner Well, I am sorry. Without searching on the dictionary, I thought "egregious" had the connotation of " magnificent" ( it does have in my mother language) but you are right, I'll rewrite the comment.Thank you very much.

    • Kira Lerner
      Kira Lerner 2 months ago

      Very true! I don't think you meant "egregious" though? That means "outstandingly awful"--whereas you seem to like the aria. Maybe autocorrect changed it, possibly from "excellent"? Either way thanks for the reminder about "Non piu andrai." Marriage of Figaro is sublime!

  • Don't Want To Join Google+

    I've been watching this movie for almost 40 years, and it still hasn't gotten old.

  • Cameron Stewart
    Cameron Stewart 10 months ago +3164

    Every actor in this scene is brilliant. Even without lines, their faces convey so much as they try to comprehend what is happening. Especially the way they all peak back at Salieri as the improvisations keep coming, just to see his reactions. F Murray Abraham has the look of pure devastation as it slowly creeps in and takes him over, all while to the score of whimsical, charming music. Just an absolute masterclass all around and masterpiece of a movie.

    • The Connoisseur
      The Connoisseur 4 months ago

      Never heard before ! Here's the world's first recording of the original (!) version of the famous Toccata and Fugue by Bach. Will save your day !

    • gooble69
      gooble69 4 months ago

      @soakedbearrd So that's a yes to being 12? lol...

    • soakedbearrd
      soakedbearrd 4 months ago

      @gooble69 I see, thanks for proving my point.

    • gooble69
      gooble69 4 months ago

      @soakedbearrd " so what if he wrote compositions"
      Lol are you 12?

    • soakedbearrd
      soakedbearrd 4 months ago

      @gooble69 so what if he wrote compositions, he wasn’t known for that, by your own words he was playing the high court at age 5. You can’t change the argument once your original argument gets busted. How well known were his compositions supposedly during this scene? And what about the argument I made which you conveniently side stepped about ranking how and they would react to him in person? What about jealousy or this low rank composer/ virtuoso showing them up in their own back yard? You act like you understand the history but yet you know little about the culture, the time or Mozart for that matter if you think at in his early 20s he was some sort of rock star. Even Bach in his position and hundreds of compositions didn’t get the type of recognition until years and maybe even decades after his death. Just stop.

  • Ric Nos
    Ric Nos 3 months ago +7

    This still kicks my ass and makes me laugh!!!! One of my favorite movies of all time!!! Tom Hulce should have won an Oscar...

  • J̅o̅h̅n̅n̅y̅ F̅a̅v̅o̅r̅i̅t̅e̅

    Amadeus is really the story of the agony of knowing that you’re good at what you do, but you’ll never be great.

  • blxtothis
    blxtothis Month ago +1

    Absolutely my favourite scene from an entertaining screen version of the play, delicious!
    Unfortunately with these bio-fictions I bet that many believe this is all an accurate reflection of reality.

  • Rebekah Cyphers
    Rebekah Cyphers 2 months ago +2

    This is my favorite scene out of the whole movie!! Mozart is so innocently superior! And of course, it's that innocent juxtaposition that makes it so funny.

  • ANNIE H.
    ANNIE H. 3 months ago +18

    BUT THAT LAUGH!! OMG that laugh... I absolutely loved this movie....I was born and brought up in Europe and classical music is my favorite. Loved Amadeus the most but also Beethoven, Bach, Handel, etc. there are so many to choose from. While Mozart is playing and, it seems, everybody just loves it Salieri's looks could just kill him realizing he is being outdone by this 'creature' that he discovered under the table earlier.

  • Phil S
    Phil S 3 months ago +11

    Grazie Signore - what an ending! whole scene plays like an orchestra, every person having to be spot on. Kappellmeister Bonno's expressions like a schoolkid giggling at what is taking place

  • Shaun Holt
    Shaun Holt 4 months ago +6

    This scene may be inspired by a story that Mozart once went to the Sisteen Chapel, where they played Miserere, a 14-minute song which the Vatican had never allowed to be copied down and distributed publicly. Mozart wrote it all down from memory after the first hearing, then went back and made a few minor corrections upon a second hearing.

  • Glyn Seward
    Glyn Seward Month ago +1

    Loved this film when I was young and I know there’s a lot of artistic license but a good film all the same.
    By the way, let’s not argue about who is better, Salieri is a giant in his own right. There’s room for all of this wonderful music.

  • Michael Rey
    Michael Rey 6 months ago +1749

    The laugh is honestly a stroke of brilliance by the actor who portrayed Mozart. It has been historically documented that Mozart did indeed have somewhat of an obnoxious laugh, but I’m sure this was taken to a whole new level. It really added something to the performance and was just funny as hell at the same time!

    • Michael Rey
      Michael Rey 3 months ago

      @eoselan7 It’s not that serious. Take it down a notch.

    • TheGlenGarrys
      TheGlenGarrys 4 months ago

      He’s also Uncle Larry in “Parenthood”.
      ….Don’t give him any money 🤣

    • Facundo Vignoli
      Facundo Vignoli 4 months ago +1

      It is really a trademark of the character :)
      That laugh makes Mozart’s character easy to recognize and hard to forget

    • D.J. -
      D.J. - 4 months ago

      Well, Costner's resemblance to the real Robin Hood is uncanny.

    • InstaGaming
      InstaGaming 4 months ago

      don't agree someone might have an obnoxious laugh but it shouldn't be put in here with such frequency lol... it kind of annoys me

  • Ed Roberts
    Ed Roberts Month ago

    What a genius Mozart was
    His music will live for on for eternity
    This scene was so funny

  • Maria Pecho
    Maria Pecho 4 months ago +3

    Wspaniały film!!! 💓

  • Luiz Fernando Pereira Guedes

    Filme maravilhoso que levou vários prêmios. F Murray Abraham conseguiu dar uma rasteira no impagável Hulce e lhe tomou o Oscar. Assisti no cinema em 84 e comprei o DVD versão do diretor em 2004. Filmaço como já não se faz hoje.

  • Bree Tee 1701
    Bree Tee 1701 2 months ago +1

    F. Murray Abraham's velvet voice and facial expressions in this scene alone merited an Oscar. I knew when I walked out of the theatre that he would win for that year.

  • Ashiro
    Ashiro 6 months ago +2820

    Why doesn’t anyone give the Emperor some credit? He played the piece two times and at Mozarts arrival he played almost flawlessly

    • zachwilliams88
      zachwilliams88 4 months ago

      In high society it has often been considered a requirement to be able to play an instrument. If you couldn't play something at least competently you were considered unaccomplished.

    • The Connoisseur
      The Connoisseur 4 months ago

      Never heard before ! Here's the world's first recording of the original (!) version of the famous Toccata and Fugue by Bach. Will save your day !

    • mancebo7
      mancebo7 4 months ago

      @Stanley Myrick I'm on about it being far from flawless.

    • FGMT
      FGMT 4 months ago

      because he will have likely been playing and learning the piano from birth

    • bling sing
      bling sing 4 months ago

      @Garl Vinland of course it was most reasonable people would feel nothing but joy having a song they wrote remixed by mozart and played/appreciated by some of the most powerful people on earth but he is incapable of viewing the situation objectivley because he is so consumed with an extreme mix of Pride embarrassment and Jealousy

  • GammaHunter
    GammaHunter 2 months ago +18

    I like that Mozart wasn’t trying to insult Salieri, he was just having fun

  • Nate Gerard Real Estate Team

    This was one of the great movies my dad took me to as a kid. Somehow he always knew movies I would enjoy yet never choose to see myself without his help.

  • christdragon
    christdragon 4 months ago +12

    Thankfully I have this movie on DVD. Also I went to Salzburg Austria in August 1990 with my girlfriend and her parents for the Motzart music festival. Motzart was born in Salzburg. His house is still there as a museum. Thank you.

  • Elias Perez
    Elias Perez 4 months ago +6

    Easily one of the greatest and most inspirational scenes of all times. Next level type stuff if you know you know

    • TheDentist27
      TheDentist27 3 months ago

      agree. It's the Mozart of movie scenes.

    MYSTERIO MUSIC 11 months ago +5574

    Mozart being the first person to remix a song is the most Mozart thing ever

    • Snead Hearn
      Snead Hearn 5 months ago

      No. it was common practive at the time. Music wasn't set in stone but more like jazz today - a lot of improvising.

    • Dave Smith
      Dave Smith 6 months ago

      @Holly Croydon I hope you didn't see my reply (the first reply) as derisive. I tried my best to be sincere and kind about it.

    • LordZontar
      LordZontar 6 months ago +1

      It wasn't at all unusual for composers in that time to produce variations of each other's works. Mozart would not have been the first to do so.

    • LizzieB Kennedy
      LizzieB Kennedy 7 months ago

      Aha, so the whole role of ballads and epic recital poems kinda passed you by?

    • GH05TM0V3R
      GH05TM0V3R 8 months ago +1

      @Dave Smith I don't have any problem? I know you said it was a funny comment, so what's your problem???

  • Salvador Flores
    Salvador Flores 2 months ago +2

    I have a distant memory watching this film when I was a kid during December while playing with my transformers. I not sure why but it always makes me calm thinking about it. I was too young to understand everything that went on in the movie. Now that I’m older and an artist that’s worked with other artists, I understand and sympathize with Salieri’s character.

  • John Michaelson
    John Michaelson 2 months ago +1

    7:07 when Kapellmeister Bonno laughs at Mozart's description of Italian opera and then gets stared down makes me laugh every time. Poor guy forgot himself for a moment 😀

  • Jenny Diver
    Jenny Diver 4 months ago +8

    Tom Hulce should have gotten an Oscar for this

  • CC Smooth
    CC Smooth 2 months ago +5

    I love how the emporer allows the men to debate amongst themselves, freely, without trying to influence the conversations.

  • Slippery Sloper
    Slippery Sloper 8 months ago +3254

    “The rest is just the same, isn’t it??”
    Fucking. Savage.

    • David Dean
      David Dean 6 months ago +2

      How about 'A funny little tune, but it yielded some good things' describing a variation on one of Salieri's works.

    • Leopold
      Leopold 6 months ago

      I'd have given up. Taken another profession. Just further adds to the concept, "You're either born lucky or lucky to be born at all."

    • popnfreshz
      popnfreshz 6 months ago

      @Kent Hefele i mean stereotypical classical form is meant to be repetitive (ABA sonata form and all that) so it's not like what Salieri did was bad or unusual. A bit of a disingenuous comment from Mozart when that's how everybody composed back then but yeah I guess it's a movie.

    • Gábor Kiss
      Gábor Kiss 6 months ago +1

      Roasted like no other.

    • Kent Hefele
      Kent Hefele 6 months ago +3

      Mozart wasn’t even being mean, he was just trying to improve upon Salieri’s work. He just didn’t realize Salieri was so insecure that he took it as an insult.

  • ShatnerLover
    ShatnerLover 2 months ago

    I’m always blown away by this magnificent film, however historically inaccurate it is. I would love to see the original cast performance onstage.

  • Robert Rice
    Robert Rice 3 months ago +4

    One of my favorite scenes of the movie, Tom Hulce plays a great of the best movies of the 80's.

  • One Bilen
    One Bilen 4 months ago +2

    I have watched Amedeus more than 4 times... Its a Masterpiece

  • mattc060793
    mattc060793 2 months ago

    The performances by the two main actors in this movie are untouchable. Just watched this movie again and I can't get over how well they complement each other.

  • Nick Curran
    Nick Curran 11 months ago +2405

    In real life, Salieri wrote some very complimentary things about Mozart. The two even collaborated on a work that was discovered in a Czech museum in 2015 or 2016.

    • Tim Martin
      Tim Martin 7 months ago

      @Constant Reader Yes, but in real life, Darth Vader actually had a good relationship with Obi-Wan Kenobi and even paid his funeral expenses.

    • Henry Browne
      Henry Browne 8 months ago

      @Constant Reader how'bout Star Bores.

    • Philip
      Philip 8 months ago

      @Henry Browne lets just say... better for you to read a biography of Mozart.

    • Nocturnal Recluse
      Nocturnal Recluse 9 months ago

      @soli rustomji play *

    • soli rustomji
      soli rustomji 9 months ago

      Indeed, Salieri had also tutored Mozart’s son Franz Xavier; this ‘rivalry’ was a myth, based on some novel, but intriguing neverthless

  • Simon Nachreiner
    Simon Nachreiner Month ago +2

    When you actually look into the story of the two of them and you realize the truth of it it’s rather heartbreaking to see how effective German Anti-Italian propaganda was at tarnishing such a masterful musician & composer.
    A short version is that German Opera owners wanted Operas to be done in German as it would attract more people to Opera houses in Germany as opposed to Italian Operas in Italy.
    Thus they funded, printed, and distributed propaganda stories that propped up Mozart and Demonized Salieri.
    One of the first instances of mass slander in recorded history, or at least one of the first with records of the truth still existing.

  • RacingMachine
    RacingMachine Month ago

    At 5:51 when he responds the question with that "yes! Exactly." phrase, it was the kind of both immense enthusiasm and sureness never seen before, so satisfying.

  • Elias
    Elias 4 months ago +1

    Remember watching this in high school whenever our band teacher was out. I could watch it over again and still a classic

  • km
    km Month ago

    Hulce was AMAZING in this. His laugh...OMG!

  • Nathan Cohen
    Nathan Cohen 7 months ago +1603

    That little smirk at 8:57 is so short, but such an incredible piece of acting. He's trying so hard to be annoyed by and dismissive of Mozart, but for a brief second his love of music overpowers that and a bit of joy peaks through. F Murray Abraham absolutely killed it as Salieri.

    • Mooseboy08
      Mooseboy08 5 months ago +1

      "That little smirk at 8:57 is so short, but such an incredible piece of acting." Agreed 100%!

    • Marek Miszczak
      Marek Miszczak 5 months ago

      He smirked but 3 seconds later he lost his soul

    • Blackfish
      Blackfish 5 months ago

      He certainly killed Moe Zart

    • Nathan Cohen
      Nathan Cohen 5 months ago +1

      @Maygan Phynix Tom Hulce is the guy who played Mozart, but... underrated? Bro, it won 8 Academy Awards out of 11 nominations and is widely considered one of the best movies ever made. It isn't extremely well known, but it is far from underrated.

    • Maygan Phynix
      Maygan Phynix 5 months ago

      totally agree. he did a fantastic job at the role. I can't remember the name of the actor who played Mozart, but he did fantastic too. this really is an underrated movie.

  • George Ward
    George Ward 4 months ago +73

    This really wasn’t fair. Salieri created a simple piece the emperor would be able to play. By “improving” upon the piece, it becomes playable only by a master.

    • Laurent Devaux
      Laurent Devaux 3 months ago

      Salieri was a court composer, that's all... and a truly a great composer, even if he didn't have Mozart's genius

    • James Merlaut
      James Merlaut 3 months ago

      @Romans 8:9 It is documented that at the very best, Mozart and Salieri were respectful peers to one another.
      However on the other end they were potentially bitter rivals and it was rumored that the cause of Mozarts Death was poisoning by Salieri's hand.
      So then if you go to neutral ground between those two possibilities, you come with the safe description of their relationship; a rivalry that was most likely one sided.

    • James Merlaut
      James Merlaut 3 months ago

      @Romans 8:9 If you don't know what you're talking about, just don't talk

    • Romans 8:9
      Romans 8:9 3 months ago +2

      @James Merlaut No the rivalry between Mozart and Salieri is pure fiction though.

    • James Merlaut
      James Merlaut 3 months ago

      @Romans 8:9 ... Are you trying to say that Mozart is a work of fiction?

  • valleroyl
    valleroyl 3 months ago +5

    kudos to the emperor for even being willing to attempt sight reading

  • merope merope
    merope merope Month ago

    06:20 by the way i love how they made him explain that the play he was going to portray wasn't immoral at all and was talking about true love. We all know how harems functioned, girls that were sold like cows into sexual slavery. So i love how he specified that.

  • 時透 | Muichiro
    時透 | Muichiro 2 months ago

    Man, how I wish I could hear you playing this piece one day on the grand stage. And yes, I'm talking about you!

  • toptenguy1
    toptenguy1 5 months ago +2075

    Very cool that the Emperor was self aware about his music skills, but he still loved playing and even asked permission to try it. Very humble!

    • Polish Husaria
      Polish Husaria Month ago

      @Spasso Grosso Your
      claim is nonsense and has nothing to do with historical reality! An absolute monarch was like a dictator. By the way, it's still the same today. Today Saudi Arabia is a dictatorship! Just because he was born into this is no excuse to be a dictator! He wasn't certifiable. There were also descendants of absolute monarchs who declined to become the country's dictator. He could also see examples in Europe where the monarchs were not dictators like in Great Britain and Poland. But such people as he actually despised the results of the Enlightenment and preferred the despotism of the autocrats.
      Because absolute monarchy is another term for despotism! By the way, to describe an autocrat as modest is idiotic. Because autocrat is a synonym for apsloute arrogance.

    • Spasso Grosso
      Spasso Grosso Month ago

      @Polish Husaria he was not a dictator, he was born into this and an absolut monarch. Of course, you don't confront a monarch like a fellow peasant. But still, he was a modest man. In general, those depiction of pompous twats in movies mostly don't fit the real people.

    • Polish Husaria
      Polish Husaria Month ago

      @Spasso Grosso He was a monarchical dictator! Anyone who questioned his mightiness was executed or imprisoned!

    • Patrice AQA
      Patrice AQA 2 months ago

      @Afrolicious Presents TEMPO

  • Jeremy Ma
    Jeremy Ma Month ago

    The contrast of the happy song mozart is playing and the sadness/envy sallerri is having is amazing

  • RobertS Ghost V
    RobertS Ghost V 4 months ago +1

    Fantastic acting and work of the actors! All the actors play their roles fantastically well! Very good actors and a very interesting historical film! It looks like these actors are real-life characters!😇🤫👌

  • gold fing
    gold fing 4 months ago +2

    Not having watched this scene for 30 years or so, I must say that despite of Mozart's genius in this movie, it is not fair to not have Salieri interpret his own work (but only the king, who is a normal player and of course quite cumbersome at first). So it was no fair comparison between Salieri and Mozart in this scene. Moreover, Salieri's composition was meant as a serious march, whereas Mozart's interpretation is much more playful, better suited for an opera, but maybe not so suited to a state event held at the kings palace. It depends on the situation, of course.

    • Madeleine Shaw
      Madeleine Shaw 3 months ago +1

      The point of the scene is the humiliation Mozart creates by doing this to Salieri. It further establishes their lack of genuine friendship.

  • SuperSiri 2004:3
    SuperSiri 2004:3 4 months ago +9

    I used to play dress up and dance to Amadeus playing in the background while my nana watched me. Brings tears to my eyes looking at the pictures she took during that time

  • Dra1256
    Dra1256 9 months ago +2092

    In reality, Mozart admired Salieri's talents of a musician and a music teacher.
    Salieri was very famous at those times and paradoxically, much more appreciated than Mozart.

    • Laurent Devaux
      Laurent Devaux 3 months ago

      True ! It had to be said. Thank you !

    • Aner Kant (German)
      Aner Kant (German) 6 months ago +1

      @Barney Boyle thanks brother...I loved your first comment in this section. I didn't read afterwards. I was thrilled to write this note of thanks to you. So I hurried to first pen it down before moving ahead.

    • LordZontar
      LordZontar 6 months ago

      @sanna karppinen Remember that this story is told from the perspective of a Salieri who went mad and suffered under the delusion that he murdered Mozart both professionally and personally and that he was nothing in comparison, casting himself as the villain in Mozart's story.

    • sanna karppinen
      sanna karppinen 6 months ago

      @Non Plus i mean financially not romantically.

    • Non Plus
      Non Plus 6 months ago

      @sanna karppinen He "took care of Mozards widow" - mhmm.

  • Joni Se
    Joni Se 4 months ago +10

    After all these years it is amazing Classical music still with us ,while other music would've just faded out if it wasn't for radio or TV

    • Asher
      Asher Month ago +1

      your're kidding, right?

  • Mr: Forss
    Mr: Forss 3 months ago +1

    Love his laugh, it makes me smile on my lips.

  • keithsj10
    keithsj10 Month ago +1

    One of my favorite movies of all time, the theatrical release of course. Too bad you can't get it on blu-ray.

  • Tekk Hero
    Tekk Hero 4 months ago +3

    I love the entourage trying to please the emperor and continuosly scanning the room trying to react correctly

    • Marsmallos
      Marsmallos 4 months ago

      The secondary characters are almost my favorite part of this scene

  • Nunz M
    Nunz M 8 months ago +3212

    Maybe he wasn’t insulting. Maybe he genuinely loves music so much and wants to bring it to its utmost potential.

    • Madeleine Shaw
      Madeleine Shaw 3 months ago

      No, he was showing off and putting Salieri in his place the only way that he could, given Salieri's position.

    • Nunz M
      Nunz M 5 months ago

      @Nikolai maybe, but the existence of variations on a theme may say potential is objective.

    • Nunz M
      Nunz M 5 months ago

      @Chernoblyat his operas may say otherwise. He had an amazing understanding of human psychology and interaction in his operas.

    • Snead Hearn
      Snead Hearn 5 months ago

      Yes, Mozart was complimenting him by making variations on the the tune - a comon practice.

    • mr. blank
      mr. blank 6 months ago

      I don't think he was intending to insult. He was delighted that a bunch of colleagues were standing around and loved that the king played music badly. He was just trying to impress everyone and show them his legitimacy.

  • Tina
    Tina 3 months ago +11

    "Could be in Turkish if you want" 😂 After this quote I knew why I can relate so much to Mozart - brilliantly cheeky.

    • U.V. S.
      U.V. S. Month ago

      Erdogan: You have successfully unlocked a new enemy!

    ANITA PEREZ 3 months ago +2

    Sin duda, una escena maravillosa.

  • Selene Pickins
    Selene Pickins 2 months ago

    I needed a chuckle today & I thank you for posting it!! My favorite is when Mozart laughs. It's silly & infectious. Completely unpretentious! Thx again. Blessings

  • Timothy Dalbeck
    Timothy Dalbeck 2 months ago

    Tom Hulce's laugh is absolutely infectious.