Amadeus

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Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham)
wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart (Tom Hulce).
But he can't understand why God
favored Mozart, such a vulgar creature, to be his instrument.
Salieri's envy has made him
an enemy of God whose greatness
was evident in Mozart.

Amadeus

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Antonio Salieri

intermediate

This man had written his first concerto at the age of four! His first symphony at seven! A full-scale opera at 12! Did it show? Is talent like that ... written on the face?

GLOSSARY:
write/wrote/written/writing
(escribir, componer); at seven = when he was seven years old (cuando tenía siete años); full-scale opera: an opera using all musical notes in the scale (una ópera que utiliza todas las notas de la escala musical).

 

Antonio Salieri

beginner
intermediate

From now on, we are enemies ... you and I. Because you choose for your instrument a boastful, lustful, smutty, infantile boy and give me for reward only the ability to recognize the incarnation.

GLOSSARY:
from now on = in the future
(de aquí en adelante); enemies =/= friends (enemigos =/= amigos); choose/chose/chosen/choosing: pick out, select (elegir); boastful = arrogant (arrogante, pretencioso); lustful = lascivious (lujurioso); smutty = obscene (obsceno); infantile = childish (pueril, infantil); for reward = as a recompense (como premio, en compensación); incarnation: a new personification (encarnación).

 

Antonio Salieri

intermediate

He destroyed his own beloved ... rather than let a mediocrity share in the smallest part of his glory. He killed Mozart ... and kept me alive to torture! 32 years of torture ... 32 years! Slowly watching myself becoming extinct.

GLOSSARY:
destroy:
demolish, ruin (destruir); his own beloved: his dearly loved person (su ser querido, su persona amada); mediocrity: second-rate ability or value (mediocridad); alive =/= dead (vivo =/= muerto); torture: emotional or mental torment (tortura, tormento); becoming extinct: dying (muriéndome lentamente).

 

Mozart

intermediate

The director has actually torn up a huge section of my music! They say I have to rewrite the opera! But it's perfect as it is! I can't rewrite what's perfect!

GLOSSARY:
torn up = ripped
(destrozado, eliminado); huge = enormous (enorme, muy grande); rewrite: write all over again (volver a escribir).

 

Mozart and Unknown

beginner
intermediate

MOZART:

Is the Emperor angry with me?

UNKNOWN:

Quite the contrary ...

MOZART:

Then why doesn't he simply appoint me to the post?

UNKNOWN:

Mozart, you are not the only composer in Vienna.

MOZART:

No, but I'm the best!

GLOSSARY:
angry = annoyed
(molesto, enojado); quite the contrary = absolutely not (todo lo contrario, para nada); appoint to the post = assign me the position (darme el puesto o trabajo); composer: musician, someone who composes music as a profession (compositor); Vienna: the Austrian capital (Viena); the best =/= the worst (el mejor =/= el peor).

 

Mozart and Salieri  

intermediate

MOZART:

Why didn't they come?

UNKNOWN:

I think you overestimate our dear Viennese, my friend. Did you know that you didn't even give them a good bang at the end of songs to let them know when to clap?

MOZART:

I know, I know. Maybe you should give me some lessons in that.

GLOSSARY:
overestimate:
make too high an estimate of someone or something (sobreestimar); Viennese: people from Vienna, Austria (vieneses); bang: a very loud musical noise (sonido fuerte o golpeado); to let them know = to allow them to know (para que sepan); to clap = to applaud (aplaudir).

Film info

 

Summary

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback mode by Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Starring

F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Christine Ebersole, Jeffrey Jones, Charles Kay, Kenneth McMillan, Kenny Baker, Lisabeth Bartlett, Barbara Bryne, Martin Cavina, Roderick Cook, Milan Demjanenko.

Director

Milos Forman - Produced in 1984

 

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