Total darkness. We hear an old man's voice, distinct and in
and occasionally Italian.
Mozart! Mozart! Mozart. Forgive me!
Forgive your assassin! Mozart!
branched candlestick held by Salieri's VALET. By his side is
thin and middle-aged; the Cook, plump and Italian. It is
which is evidently an old one and in bad decay. A cat scuttles
goes on, rising in volume.
Show some mercy! I beg you. I beg
Open the door, Signore! Please! Be
good now! We've brought you something
Signore Salieri! Open the door. Come
now. Be good!
Mozart! Mozart! I confess it! Listen!
there calling to the sky: a sharp-featured, white-haired
Synopsis: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.
Actors: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Won 8 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 14 nominations.
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