• Published on Dec 9, 2019
  • This is one of my favorite scenes from Amadeus. It is rare for a film to have two actors be nominated for the same award. Thomas Hulce eventually lost to F. Murray Abraham at the Oscars, but there is no denying that both gave outstanding performances.

    It was said that the real Mozart had a very childlike laugh which Hulce does his best imaginative version of. The laugh is so jarring and out of the blue that it catches the Emperor off guard twice.

    Mozart is either arrogant or socially unaware because he insults Salieri multiple times. As Mozart plays Salieri's little march and notes "the rest is just the same, isn't it?" you can see how maligned Salieri felt. Then to top it off Mozart declares "that doesn't quite work, now does it?" and then proceeds to take Salieri's tune and add embellishments and improvisation such that Salieri can only look on in jealousy mixed with resentment.

    Salieri's jealousy and contempt for Mozart is best summed up with the line "Grazie, Signore..." as he looks up at the crucifix.

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  • Elsa Anna Arendelle
    Elsa Anna Arendelle  Year ago +13330

    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

    • DWCtek
      DWCtek 7 hours ago

      I know this is a year later ---- But --- Do not mistake innocence with arrogance :) He knew what he was doing ---- Remember, he said that Italian Opera was just, "...complete rubbish!"

    • Bert Veening
      Bert Veening 5 days ago

      @wordsculpt Mozart wasn't a good business man, he died and was buried as a pauper, that part of the movie at least is historically correct.

    • James Hollen
      James Hollen 6 days ago

      @Nicholas Hylton what ever the discipline one wishes to pursue, always include on who has very little knowledge on your passion. That way you can secure an "outside" opinion. THAT Might be just the answer you are looking for !

    • dark14life
      dark14life 6 days ago

      I firmly believe that the man was autistic. A savant.

    • Robert Scharlow
      Robert Scharlow 6 days ago

      @Patrick Turner I've been that person, lol. Who steals the thunder. Kinda makes me feel bad.

  • Just Some Guy without a Mustache

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

    • Zulu warrior
      Zulu warrior 2 days ago

      Apparently he was the village idiot that could play music plonky plonk on a plonky plonk piano ha ha

    • レオのまま
      レオのまま 5 days ago


    • A Bell
      A Bell 7 days ago

      @SilverKitty why should he be more humble though really? If he was this gifted and also in a pretentious society, it makes sense.

    • David Ugarte Chacon
      David Ugarte Chacon 13 days ago

      That´s quite not the portrayal in the movie though

    • K.W.
      K.W. 14 days ago

      in the face of genius a mere mortal only has two options : Befriend and learn or quit. Thats it.

  • Ashiro
    Ashiro 2 months ago +2449

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

    • FGMT
      FGMT 19 hours ago

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

    • bling sing
      bling sing Day 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

    • Stanley Myrick
      Stanley Myrick Day ago

      @mancebo7 It was almost flawless. What are you on about?

    • Garl Vinland
      Garl Vinland Day ago

      I still think it was a nice gesture for the emperor to herald in Mozart himself.

    • CarlosMensuckass
      CarlosMensuckass 2 days ago +1

      @Vince K
      Q: Why don't they give the Emperor credit?
      A: It's not a difficult piece.

      You'd think you were insulting their mothers, lol. It's impressive to laymen but to anyone with any actual musical talent they're looking around bored like Mozart was- like a parent at a kid's recital.

  • Michael Rey
    Michael Rey 2 months ago +1527

    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!

    • D.J. -
      D.J. - 4 days ago

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

    • InstaGaming
      InstaGaming 7 days 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

    • Patriot 1776
      Patriot 1776 8 days ago

      I read that the actor, had some fun, and actually threw that laugh in there during filming rehearsals. The director really liked it and kept it in as part of Mozart's character ...

    • 1 Gerard
      1 Gerard 13 days ago

      In those days,just like now,humour was the day,great.😜

    • Dave Atwood Sr
      Dave Atwood Sr 16 days ago

      It's Pinto from animal house.

  • Duncan Urquhart
    Duncan Urquhart Month ago +559

    Love how Salieri absolutely dominates the room at first. He's charming, witty, gracious, everything that Mozart isn't. It gets to the point where you genuinely pity Amadeus -- and then he sits down at the piano and almost instantly turns the situation around. Amazing movie!

    • Bob Loza In the Real World
      Bob Loza In the Real World Day ago

      @Leonidas If looks could kill.

    • Leonidas
      Leonidas Day ago +1

      Salieri's face at 4:19 is priceless

    • Bob Loza In the Real World
      Bob Loza In the Real World 3 days ago

      @der sebbl Indeed they did. My brother - who is a professor of music at the university level - brought that up after the movie came out, and suggested that maybe it would help Salieri's recognition level. History aside, a tremendous movie IMO, with the music playing the starring roll.

    • Bob Loza In the Real World
      Bob Loza In the Real World 3 days ago

      @itstheheadphonesisntit Whoa. I remember that from my music theory class in community college....and probably the only thing I DO remember.

    • der sebbl
      der sebbl 4 days ago +1

      @Bob Loza In the Real World That movie was not even close to historical accuracy.

      Salieri and Mozart for example had respect for each other

  • toptenguy1
    toptenguy1 28 days ago +186

    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!

    • Spasso Grosso
      Spasso Grosso 2 days ago +1

      Joseph II was indeed a humble or at least modest man.

    • Nana the Dwarf
      Nana the Dwarf 7 days ago +12

      Salieri isn’t in a position to say no, lol. It’s more social etiquette rather than true humility.

  • Grigoris Grigoriou
    Grigoris Grigoriou 2 months ago +4176

    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.

    • Jesus Davis
      Jesus Davis 3 days ago +1

      All three actors were great, still fond of Tom Hulce's character in the inner circle

    • sergio neto
      sergio neto 9 days ago +2

      this movie is from the point of view of salieri, when he was old and mad. So, the story is told from the perspective when he is senile. tha's why milos forman had the freedom to tell the story the way he is want.

    • D.J. -
      D.J. - 10 days ago

      You better not watch Jesus Christ Super Star then.

    • Kevin Dunn
      Kevin Dunn 11 days ago

      @Waggish Sagacity my dude!! I know this was a month ago, but some dude tagged me to continue arguing about stupid shit i no longer even care about or remember commenting on. But our boy went so far as to dig into your anthropomorphism of the wolf attitude in life. Some people are getting defensive as any I’ve ever seen, OVER AMADEUS MY DUDE!!! Lolll society today. I am a fkng carnivore and will eat a 32 oz steak RIGHT NOW… right now man.lolol.
      Hang on.
      After thought.
      I complain about the lack of civility and knowledge in modern society. Yet three of the people in this chat would LITERALLY cut me for besmirching the name of Salieri. And for that I salute each and every one of you crazy and wonderful bastards!!!!

    • John Johnson
      John Johnson 11 days ago

      @Kevin Dunn If I were falsely accused of poisoning one of the greatest minds of the time, I'd probably have a mental breakdown too. That doesn't mean he did it.

  • Darren PursuingTruth
    Darren PursuingTruth 2 months ago +506

    As a music critic once said ‘In Saleri and Mozart we see the difference between the talent which does what it can, and genius which does what it must’.

    • der sebbl
      der sebbl 4 days ago

      That guy was talking about the movie versions of the two right?

    • Tom Napp
      Tom Napp 5 days ago

      Oh damn that's a good quote

    • Pott Pott
      Pott Pott 8 days ago +1

      Like Ronaldo and Messi.

    • alice mi
      alice mi 8 days ago

      "... which does what it must to be a w...ker". Absolutely!

    • Olga Zavialova
      Olga Zavialova 17 days ago

      Блестяще сказано!!!

  • Proto Rhinocerator
    Proto Rhinocerator Month ago +380

    I absolutely LOVE how socially clueless Mozart was in this movie. Awkward and even offensive in nearly every situation.
    But then he got within 5 feet of the piano and his social failings dimmed to the point of invisibility. Simply beyond brilliant when it came to music.

    • LL
      LL 3 days ago

      This is one of my all time favourite movies, superbly acted and bringing Mozart right to our screens 👍🏻. I watched it as a teen, and it has always stayed with me ❤️.

    • LL
      LL 3 days ago +1

      Yes, I think he was probably autistic and unaware of how he was making Salieri feel. No filters there lol.

    • Niscent
      Niscent 12 days ago

      @Voodoo Dudu and mozart was a rock star too, music became his way to enjoy life, he was a party addict.

    • Mournes Wanderer
      Mournes Wanderer Month ago +1

      And me

    • Tamsin Mc Cormick
      Tamsin Mc Cormick Month ago +1

      @Voodoo Dudu I said that at length in a comment above before I got here !! Hans Asperger applies !!

  • Kimberly Pinkney
    Kimberly Pinkney 2 months ago +182

    This was by far the best scene in the movie! I was dying at Salieri's expressions as the song became better and better and more jaunty in Mozart's hands. My junior high school chorus teacher made our class watch this over two days. If she hadn't, I may never had watched it and missed falling in love with this movie.

    • Ariel Orthmann
      Ariel Orthmann 5 days ago +1

      Good scene except it's completely off from reality

    • Glenn Trigg
      Glenn Trigg 10 days ago +1

      I liked this scene the best - which refers back to the scene here.

    • Mexico XV
      Mexico XV Month ago +2

      mmmm good escena but for the people are not expert in music was a complete spoiler, was clear then that mozart was mucho better than failure in ability, a rivalry is not possible.

  • Barry May
    Barry May 2 months ago +157

    Mozart was a sheer genius. So sad he died at the young age of 35, but what an incredible legacy he left behind.

    • ugnius ugnisu
      ugnius ugnisu 18 days ago +2

      @Jack Off the channel told in stone has a video on this where he names a few

    • Jack Off
      Jack Off 18 days ago +4

      @ugnius ugnisu name them

    • ugnius ugnisu
      ugnius ugnisu 18 days ago +4

      @Jack Off Nah there were rock stars in ancient Rome and probably even earlier.

    • Jack Off
      Jack Off Month ago +6

      The world's first rock star

  • Kaptain Kozmos
    Kaptain Kozmos 2 months ago +6114

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

    • Josh F
      Josh F 10 hours ago

      @ Michael Romeo - Mozart may have died in poverty, but he’s the guy whose music we celebrate and study over 250 years later.

    • M. X.
      M. X. 2 days ago

      The antagonism in the movie between Salieri and Mozart is BS.

    • Andrey Yeltsov
      Andrey Yeltsov 2 days ago

      He is best known as a music teacher to famous artists like Beethoven, Schubert, List and even Mozart's son, Franz Xaver.

    • remy paraskovia
      remy paraskovia 3 days ago


    • der sebbl
      der sebbl 4 days ago

      @Michael Romeo What are you talking about? Salieri never saed that he killed mozart

  • Señoritas Top's
    Señoritas Top's Month ago +36

    Mozart overshadowed everything that is the sad reality

    • Aira Byuu
      Aira Byuu 7 days ago

      Showed (and played) my 4¾ yr old son the score of Mozart's 29th symphony and now it's the only piece he's interested in. So annoying.

    • Arrow in the knee
      Arrow in the knee 17 days ago +2

      I'm sure he couldn't overshadow your bum

  • Tacomaholic
    Tacomaholic 16 days ago +25

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

  • Mark
    Mark Month ago +31

    The stories you hear about the improvisations Mozart, Bach and all the other amazing composers of days past are mind blowing. Such a shame a tape recorder didn’t exist back then. Bach used to apparently compose entire 4-part fugues on a whim. Just trying to learn one of his 4-part fugues is a challenge in itself.

    • Carlos Mendez
      Carlos Mendez 12 days ago

      Yes , also Beethoven was a master of improvisation.

    • Bernard Lowe
      Bernard Lowe 19 days ago +1

      Improvisation was the stock in trade of many composers and performers back then. Most contemporary classical musicians don't cultivate the art of improvisation any longer. They don't have to. Jazz musicians do it all the time. But Venezulan classical pianist Gabriella Montero - worth finding on RUclip - phenomenal improviser.

  • Kermit Frog
    Kermit Frog 2 months ago +179

    Oh, the anguish and patience in his voice when he says, “tem-PO!” gets me every time. 🤣

    • bistromathics6
      bistromathics6 Day ago

      Makes no sense there. His majesty wasn't ready for playing the piece at tempo, and Salieri should have known this. Everyone in the room should have known it, so I had to assume that Salieri was just really rattled by the arrival of Mozart. Still, the line doesn't ring true

    • Leonidas
      Leonidas Day ago

      Lighty then stronng-leee

    • Tsumdere
      Tsumdere 6 days ago

      Can’t yell at his majesty or tell him he’s playing your song badly, oh no! Gotta chastise him gently in other ways…. 😬

    • 𝔻𝕒𝕣𝕜𝕎𝕚𝕫𝕒𝕣𝕕𝔾𝔾
      𝔻𝕒𝕣𝕜𝕎𝕚𝕫𝕒𝕣𝕕𝔾𝔾 13 days ago +2

      Like a fuckin goosebump! 😄😆👍

    • Marco Rubiano
      Marco Rubiano 23 days ago +4

      Not quite my tempo

  • Tarek Said
    Tarek Said 5 months ago +13184

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

    For Mozart, it was Tuesday.

    • K.W.
      K.W. 14 days ago +1

      In the face of genius, mere mortals only have two possible options : Befriend and learn or quit. Thats it.

    • Bob Loza In the Real World
      Bob Loza In the Real World 18 days ago

      @Michelle Obama OnlyFans yes, but a great movie. which also raised the legacy of salieri.

    • Michelle Obama OnlyFans
      Michelle Obama OnlyFans 19 days ago +2

      It never really happened! The two got along beautifully. All artistic licence and a complete fabrication!

    • Vidar Thorsby
      Vidar Thorsby 25 days ago +1

      Raul Julia's shadow stil holds in 2021.

    • Bob Loza In the Real World
      Bob Loza In the Real World 27 days ago

      according to the movie, of course.

  • Geff Joldblum
    Geff Joldblum 2 months ago +80

    He only practiced the sheet music twice before playing it practically perfect… kudos to “his majesty”!

  • TheClassicalSauce
    TheClassicalSauce 2 months ago +31

    One thing I love about Mozart, at least this ideation, is that he truly enjoyed music. It made him happy. I can't count the times improving music with friends that I've laughed at the end just like Mozart at the end of this video. You think of something silly or funny to play, or it just comes off right and makes you laugh because it works.

  • Tom Karais
    Tom Karais Month ago +13

    this movie will always have a place in my heart. loved every second of it.

  • Amanda B
    Amanda B 2 months ago +20

    Mozart was a genius! So sad he died the way he did, but like all amazing artists it happens! 😢! One of my favorites! This movie was amazing!

  • Nathaniel Simpson
    Nathaniel Simpson 5 months ago +5203

    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.

      FOR NO REASON 6 days ago +1

      Actually the paper wasn't that tightly rolled when the court composer handed it to the emperor. When the emperor unrolled it was rather flat and when he placed it on the piano it was totally flat but slightly curved on the sides.

    • Pinch Me
      Pinch Me 25 days ago

      Another person who doesn’t understand the history of paper and yet makes a comment. Also that is not a piano. It’s a harpsichord. It pulls the strings instead of a felt hammer

    • M. C. B.
      M. C. B. Month ago

      I find your lack of XVIII-century-paper knowledge disturbing.

    • Thomas Sulyok
      Thomas Sulyok 2 months ago

      @Johan Buret Actually he was Holy Roman Emperor. The first Emperor of Austria was his nephew Francis, from 1804.

    • J J
      J J 2 months ago

      Movie magic!

  • SolarReannex
    SolarReannex Month ago +17

    This scene is awesome, a real masterpiece!!! They’ll never film one any better these days!

    • That Man
      That Man 24 days ago

      They can't even make a movie that I would go see these days. I miss the days of good movies like this one. Chariots of Fire was my favorite and this a close second. Salute.

  • MH
    MH 17 days ago +16

    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 🎶🌟

  • Zina
    Zina 2 months ago +49

    I love how this movie portrait Mozart as a genius who purely enjoys and lives on the joy and delightfulness of music . It is the movie that motivates me to pick up my piano again after so many years

  • AndyDotyHere
    AndyDotyHere 2 months ago +29

    the absurd look Salieri has when Mozart bows...its one of the many small details that make this movie a masterpiece

  • Alex Martinez
    Alex Martinez 3 months ago +7113

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

    • XYZ Xanth
      XYZ Xanth Day ago

      I'm sick as fk but that made me laugh

    • D-Emprah Expects
      D-Emprah Expects Day ago

      @For the Omnissiah oh hello Omnissiah, Emperor here. How are the forges doing in this fine day

    • D-Emprah Expects
      D-Emprah Expects Day ago +1

      He was so thankful. Loved it

    • Rodrigo Miller
      Rodrigo Miller 3 days ago


    • Astro
      Astro 3 days ago

      @David Blackman Yes because according to you being popular automatically makes Salieri a teacher to some of the greatest composers ever. Like I said stick Hollywood.

  • yo_yo_master99
    yo_yo_master99 Month ago +68

    I remember watching this in music class and it saddens me how much people don’t really care for classical music as much anymore.

    • The Novice Wanderer
      The Novice Wanderer Month ago +2

      There will be a few of us who hope to keep it alive throughout the ages. People will resonate with it always. Just not the majority. They will be into what the majority is.

    • barry Telesford
      barry Telesford Month ago

      because its like chemistry, programming, advance calculus. its a complex presentation of the most natural thing. people dont understand the process but the end result.

    • Lotte
      Lotte Month ago


    • Endlesspath
      Endlesspath Month ago +3

      I had the opportunity to listen to a presentation at the U.K. (University of Kentucky) by the widow (assisted by the youngest daughter) of Frank Zappa. The presentation covered the modern and classical music Zappa was involved in, the thousands of musical compositions he created (released and unreleased), along with his (and his youngest daughters) ability to literally see (visualize) music in colors.

      The most amazing thing though, was that the crux of Frank Zappa's dedication to music was this:
      A question was asked of the widow (to the effect of) "Did Frank write/create classical music to subsidize (pay for) his rock music?"

      His widow responded, "He wrote rock music to subsidize his classical music"....

      Let that sink in a bit!

    • Nedra Leggett
      Nedra Leggett Month ago +3

      I grew up listening to most every kind of music. My parents loved music. Opera. Light opera. Musicals. Older western music. Eddie Arnold type. Then the crooners. You know. Frank Sinatra. Perry Como. Classical music really tells a story. You just use your imagination. I sleep to classical music too.

  • Cheryl Slatton
    Cheryl Slatton 2 months ago +7

    Thanks. I just love Mozart. He was a genius who memorized all his concertos and symphonies. Amazing man
    Blessings to you

  • Justin V
    Justin V Month ago +7

    I’ve watched this clip a 100+ times yet that laugh in the end always makes me laugh.

  • Anne Haight
    Anne Haight Month ago +4

    I love this movie so much, but it only just occurred to me that Tom Hulce is actually going through the correct motions of playing the piano throughout this film. Of course the actual music is dubbed in, but he's not faking it and then using a hand double.

  • winter ramos
    winter ramos 4 months ago +7232

    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

    • winter ramos
      winter ramos 11 days ago

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

    • MrMcsia
      MrMcsia 11 days ago

      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 13 days ago

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

    • Miguel Barahona
      Miguel Barahona Month ago

      That laugh prevented him from winning the Oscar, IMHO.

    • leodf1
      leodf1 2 months ago

      @Oliver .Natter It's a movie, calm down.

  • Ana Celia Gomes Pedroso

    Amo a interpretação e atuação dos ingleses. Eles são perfeitos!

  • Bubba Dumps
    Bubba Dumps 28 days ago +14

    The king does actually improve his play on that piece really well.

  • John Montalvo
    John Montalvo Month ago +8

    The feeling you get when you composed a wonderful music but some dude just heard it once then cover it, and its far more superior and perfect compared to what you've done.

  • Alan Foster
    Alan Foster 12 days ago +3

    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.

  • John Dough
    John Dough 6 months ago +3318

    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.

    • Julian Villella
      Julian Villella Month 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

    • Christopher Robin Garrish
      Christopher Robin Garrish Month ago Too bad.

    • Seba Szwarc
      Seba Szwarc 2 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 2 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.

    • Milou Ohánovits
      Milou Ohánovits 2 months ago +1

      I reckon they were not enemies in real life

  • fw1421
    fw1421 Month ago +3

    I haven’t seen this in decades. Tom Hulce was amazing in this film. Truly brilliant performance.

  •  Month ago +2

    I don't know how many times I've watched this scene...I'm so in love with it. And I would like to call attention to the actors playing the emperor and his court. Each one is a study and their reaction to Mozart and his brilliance/peccadillos expresses their individual characters. Just beautiful, as is Mozart's music. I find it hard to watch the last scenes of this amazing movie.

    • Leonidas
      Leonidas 17 hours ago

      Still run this over and over till this day. Everything about this scene is sheer perfection!

  • C D
    C D Month ago +1

    Mozart was on a whole other level, a musical genius, a child prodigy.

  • cris Info montalvan
    cris Info montalvan Month ago +12

    Mozart was a musical genius. He lived just two decades and left more than 500 amazing pieces of music.

    • M. C. B.
      M. C. B. Month ago +3

      In fact he lived from 1756 to 1791 and the Köchel catalogue includes 626 musical works actually.

  • opwave79
    opwave79 5 months ago +3499

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

    • SynergyPhoenix
      SynergyPhoenix 23 days ago

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

      DMCLANDERS 23 days ago


    • Justa Youtuber
      Justa Youtuber Month ago

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

    • Mike G
      Mike G 2 months ago +1

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

    • SynergyPhoenix
      SynergyPhoenix 2 months ago

      ….and that’s pretty hard to beat. I freaking hate it here. 😡

  • Marc Belisle
    Marc Belisle 2 months ago +69

    There aren’t enough movies about extremely talented eccentrics.

    • danzigvssartre
      danzigvssartre 3 days ago

      Haven't you watched Taxi Driver?

    • ali baba
      ali baba Month ago +1

      And yet.. There still aren’t enough. I am still waiting for one about Glenn Gould. And perhaps Rachmaninoff. But especially Gould.

    • Rudie Andrew
      Rudie Andrew 2 months ago +3

      Marc I don’t mean to antagonise but…there are… so, so many…like a lot… like a metric fuckton… a whole lot… many many movies Marc

  • Decimus TV
    Decimus TV 2 months ago +6

    I have seen this scene dozens of times and I still love it, and, no doubt, one day, I'll be back again watching it. :)

  • J H
    J H Month ago +3

    Thomas Hulce was amazing in this film. Absolutely the performance of a lifetime.

    • Back to the 80s Store & More
      Back to the 80s Store & More Month ago +1

      F Murray Abraham's performance in this movie was great, I think he won an academy award for his acting in this movie😏

  • Alex Pandian
    Alex Pandian Month ago +2

    When I first watched this movie it took me a while to get used to the characterization, but once you get used to it, it’s just a blistering masterpiece of a film.

  • Cameron Stewart
    Cameron Stewart 6 months ago +3077

    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.

    • gooble69
      gooble69 12 days ago

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

    • soakedbearrd
      soakedbearrd 13 days ago

      @gooble69 I see, thanks for proving my point.

    • gooble69
      gooble69 13 days ago

      @soakedbearrd " so what if he wrote compositions"

      Lol are you 12?

    • soakedbearrd
      soakedbearrd 13 days 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.

    • gooble69
      gooble69 13 days ago

      @soakedbearrd "Composition is what mattered, being able to create, not play creations. "

      Lol Mozart was writing music from 5 years old and regularly composing commissioned operas at 14. People in the know knew who he was.

      " I don’t even know what argument you are trying to make"

      So why are you here?

  • msidler84
    msidler84 Month ago +5

    I feel like I can relate to Hines' character the most in this film. I love how he doesn't share the hatred of the other composers towards Mozart and treats him as an equal from the get-go.

  • Vona Kenyon
    Vona Kenyon 22 days ago +1

    I had always thought of classical music as elevator music until I took a music appreciation course in college. I heard Mozart for the first time and became an instant fan. When this movie came out I loved it except that I could never really understand the character of Salieri.

  • SAMUEL- BR.man__
    SAMUEL- BR.man__ Month ago +21

    His laugh at the end shacked his majesty 😂 🤣

  • christdragon
    christdragon Day ago +1

    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.

  • Nathan Cohen
    Nathan Cohen 3 months ago +1562

    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 Month ago +1

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

    • Marek Miszczak
      Marek Miszczak Month ago

      He smirked but 3 seconds later he lost his soul

    • Blackfish
      Blackfish Month ago

      He certainly killed Moe Zart

    • Nathan Cohen
      Nathan Cohen Month 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 Month 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.

  • Harry E
    Harry E 2 months ago +10

    Oh blessed times, when a genius like Mozart could grow up in wisely arranged circumstances to unfold his almost god-like gifts and leave behind an everlasting heritage for all of mankind. I just don't believe modern society would allow for another Mozart to rise.

  • Christina Reeves
    Christina Reeves Month ago

    This is absolutely one of my favorite movies. All of the actors were excellent in this and from what I could research it was pretty accurate for a movie depiction, as far as his life story went. Apparently, Salieri really did rant about having killed Mozart and the rumors of this scandal where prominent. He had a really interesting life. I wish there was a way to go back in time and see what it was really like and what truly happened to him. I think he was actually poisoned, or intentionally driven mad and overworked while being ill. I bet they put something in his wine.

  • Tekk Hero
    Tekk Hero Day ago

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

  • paul Angelo
    paul Angelo Month ago +2

    Thanks for this great movie, Miloš Forman (rip)! You sparked my love for classical music!

  • jacktough
    jacktough 6 months ago +5549

    "Guess you guys aren't ready for that yet... But your kids are going to love it."
    --Wolfgang McFly

    • Etop Etim
      Etop Etim Month ago +3

      From the opera, ‘Forward To The Past’.

    • Amanda B
      Amanda B 2 months ago +1


    • Kevin Fager
      Kevin Fager 3 months ago +6

      Great Scott Joplin!
      We got to go Bach to the future!

    • Scarlett Sunz
      Scarlett Sunz 3 months ago +1

      You win the internet today! Hilarious comment, I almost owed my pants laughing lol

    • Incandescent with Rage
      Incandescent with Rage 3 months ago


  • JoseAlberto MoSo
    JoseAlberto MoSo Month ago

    2:17 That face of concentration. Amazing scene with all excelent actors. Funny how they say so much with their expressions.

  • Elias
    Elias 14 days ago

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

  • Evelyn Bennett
    Evelyn Bennett Month ago +2

    This is one of the most delicious moments in cinematography.
    Timeless! ❤️

  • Elias Perez
    Elias Perez 11 days ago +1

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

  • Arcturian Motives
    Arcturian Motives Month ago +4

    Imagine being a Mozart in a world of Salieri's.

  • Myxomatosis
    Myxomatosis 2 months ago +6

    This movie gave me fuel for years to continue my music dreams.
    I think hands down out of them all, violin and harpsichord were the easiest and only two I heard by ear.

    This movie rocked!

  • MrRemmington
    MrRemmington 2 months ago +1

    Pure genius effervescently flowed from the gifted Mozart. Despite the pompous and pretentious rigidity seen in the established men, they could not deny the spectacle of Mozart’s gift.

  • FV Karch
    FV Karch 2 months ago +1

    This BLEW ME AWAY when I saw it in a theater! Then I convince a group of friends to watch it with me on broadcast TV where the BUTCHERED IT! Gad! This film is SOOOO wonderful! But only in the original format and content! BIG SCREEN AND ALL! God I miss this film!

    MYSTERIO MUSIC 7 months ago +5527

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

    • Snead Hearn
      Snead Hearn Month 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 2 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 2 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 3 months ago

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

    • GH05TM0V3R
      GH05TM0V3R 3 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???

  • OzKiltman
    OzKiltman Month ago +2

    Salieri's face expression change at 8:14 is priceless.

  • Frederick Hargro
    Frederick Hargro 15 days ago +3

    Amazing how Mozart was considered on the fringe and convolute, like he was Heavy Metal Rock star because his music was not gospel or for the church. But today it is classical.

  • James
    James 2 months ago +7

    When he laughs at the end @ 9:23 .... Look at the Emperors hands holding the sheet music ... It actually makes him jump 😂

  • sprmint-bkgsoda
    sprmint-bkgsoda Month ago +2

    I saw this movie or the first time when I was about 10 in the 80’s and even now I love this scene and Tom Hulce’s laugh gets to me.

  • Angel Martinez
    Angel Martinez Month ago

    Hey this is great! Loved it. Does anyone have the tabs or tried to out this piece? Thank you.

  • Joe Weisbrod
    Joe Weisbrod Month ago

    One of my all time favorites as a movie and classical music history fan. This little romp and Tom’s (actor) laugh was hilarious. A plus.

  • gold fing
    gold fing 11 days ago +1

    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.

  • Bread_Pirate
    Bread_Pirate Month ago

    Such absolutely fantastic acting. You can really see him watching the piano in disbelief. Trying to figure out the composition as he played it and just not being able to.

  • Dra1256
    Dra1256 5 months ago +2054

    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.

    • Aner Kant (German)
      Aner Kant (German) 2 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 2 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 2 months ago

      @Non Plus i mean financially not romantically.

    • Non Plus
      Non Plus 2 months ago

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

    • Schoolgirl325
      Schoolgirl325 3 months ago

      @Luke Wilson I mean, it depends on personal taste, in my opinion.

  • Marco Rubiano
    Marco Rubiano 22 days ago +7

    "¿The rest is just the same, isn't it?".....and Salieri's face 🤣 epic

  • Th0ughtf0rce
    Th0ughtf0rce Month ago +5

    That "Grazie Signore 😑" at the end had me laughing out loud 🤣

  • Jeremy Pickett
    Jeremy Pickett Month ago +1

    Amadeus is one of the most profound movies ever. I quote Tom Hulce to this day.

  • Giacomo Basile
    Giacomo Basile Month ago +1

    In 10 minutes Forman has created a small masterpiece, which few directors could have matched ... with well-directed first-rate actors ...

  • Slippery Sloper
    Slippery Sloper 4 months ago +3218

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

    • David Dean
      David Dean 2 months ago +1

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

    • Leopold
      Leopold 2 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 2 months ago

      @elefeH tneK 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 2 months ago +1

      Roasted like no other.

    • elefeH tneK
      elefeH tneK 2 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.

  • Jose Martinez
    Jose Martinez 2 months ago +5

    One of my favorite scenes, how he deconstructs then destroys Salieri’s work, it’s a scathing rebuke of his mediocrity.

  • Jonathan Halloran
    Jonathan Halloran Month ago +1

    That laugh at 7:08 is so brilliantly fantastic. It deserves to be a meme.

  • Evil Twin
    Evil Twin Month ago +2

    The laugh sells the eccentricity of Mozart.
    His abilities transcend formality.

  • Craig Lewis
    Craig Lewis 2 months ago +1

    Mozart was a profound Genius.
    I would have loved to have met him.

  • Nick Curran
    Nick Curran 7 months ago +2392

    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 3 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 3 months ago

      @Constant Reader how'bout Star Bores.

    • Philip
      Philip 3 months ago

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

    • Nocturnal Recluse
      Nocturnal Recluse 4 months ago

      @soli rustomji play *

    • soli rustomji
      soli rustomji 4 months ago

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

  • armaniusmaximus
    armaniusmaximus 2 months ago +1

    I'd forgotten how magical this movie and this scene in particular was!

  • wangson
    wangson 2 months ago +1

    Love the improv at the end! That song sounds fantastic!

  • David Watts
    David Watts 2 months ago +1

    Editing was very nicely done.. bravo! Wasn't that just a great clip from a totally gripping, cinematic masterpiece?? Danke Schoen

  • Victor Elliot
    Victor Elliot Month ago

    What a great time it must have been for composer and audience alike - wish I could have heard him live and I think we would have been friends - me on the guitar and Mozart on keys😁 Merry Christmas everyone ☃️🌲😎

  • Paul Kolodner
    Paul Kolodner 4 months ago +1384

    You may not have noticed that Mozart turned Salieri's march into the Marriage of Figaro. When I saw this in the theater years ago, only a few people in the audience laughed at the recognition.

    • Downtown Clay Davis
      Downtown Clay Davis 2 months ago

      @Alex Garbarino So far I count at least 5 "no, you" comments. The brain trust is firing on all cylinders lol

    • Alex Garbarino
      Alex Garbarino 2 months ago

      @Downtown Clay Davis I'm pretty sure people who get butthurt at other people for laughing are the ones not going to any parties.

    • Fran Danco
      Fran Danco 2 months ago

      @Downtown Clay Davis, Lol you know damn well you don't get invited to parties..

    • Fran Danco
      Fran Danco 2 months ago

      @Downtown Clay Davis = person who sucks..

    • notahotshot
      notahotshot 2 months ago

      @Patrick 0101, wow! That's really nice of you to notice, and praise them for thier gifts.

  • pamdemic
    pamdemic Month ago +1

    Love this movie, classic! Thomas Hulce so good.

  • FGMT
    FGMT 19 hours ago

    One of the single most compelling and captivating movies I’ve ever seen. It’s so effortlessly watchable

  • e1234
    e1234 Month ago

    One of my favorite scenes of all time..How do I wish it could have been prolonged?

  • Metalicus Deus
    Metalicus Deus 2 months ago +1

    Haven't seen this movie for 30+ years. I had forgotten what a great story, and brilliant performance by Tom Hulce(?). Think I'll watch it tommorrow

  • Nicholas Hylton
    Nicholas Hylton 7 months ago +2180

    One of my favourite scenes in the movie. A hard working musician gets bested by a little jerk whose natural abilities effortlessly surpasses him.

    • Haroldo Payares
      Haroldo Payares 5 months ago +1

      Wrong, Mozart work very hard too.

    • Master Neo
      Master Neo 5 months ago +1

      It even happens in our software company dude who hasn't event completed his degree who got recruited as an intern started shining inadverently undermining older and senior dogs like us. All I can think about is why he got into our company?? Yes I am bit jealious.

    • AWinterLullaby
      AWinterLullaby 5 months ago

      @Kayoss13212 Mozart literally died of exhaustion working on his music

    • Stephen Woehr
      Stephen Woehr 6 months ago

      Yes, in this movie, there was more professional jealousy between them than in most working relationships, but I came away from the movie thinking that what Salieri could not accept was not so much that Mozart had more of a tremendous genius for music than he did; but rather, that God should have given such tremendous talent to one who so blatantly disregarded God and even flaunted Him in so many respects.

    • UkoySaKabo73
      UkoySaKabo73 6 months ago

      @Kayoss13212 the usual scapegoat of people who prioritized their ego before their trade.

  • Elkin Martinez
    Elkin Martinez Month ago +1

    When you think that you are going to eat the same thing as yesterday and you come out with a meal that you did not expect, Mozart was a genius to change the flavor of life.

  • Jari Mikkola
    Jari Mikkola 2 months ago

    I loved this scene and even applauded in the theater.

  • Kalo Arepo
    Kalo Arepo Month ago

    We had a performance of one of Salieri's German language singspiels,"The Chimneysweep" in Sydney a few years ago -Salieri wrote to Italian,French and German texts so was very versatile and quite talented.Also several decades ago when a replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre was made in Tokyo,Japan the first production there was not a play by Shakespeare himself but the opera "Falstaff" by Salieri which was inspired by the Shakespeare English history plays of course.So Salieri is still around.Cecilia Bartoli has made a CD of Salieri arias.

  • Joeshar
    Joeshar 16 hours ago

    What a great gift (this great movie) for the tribute of the greatest musician of all time

  • Dave Voice of NH
    Dave Voice of NH 5 months ago +978

    Don't forget when earlier in the movie, Salieri was agonizing over every note and chord. Then Wolfie comes in and not only plays it perfectly, but then improves it on the fly. Ouch.

    • amazin
      amazin 2 months ago

      ​@The Death Wobble Channel Todays musicians are just as if not more talented. 7 billion people on earth, at least tens of millions are born with the aptitude, and many of them go on to do great.

    • Victor Manteca
      Victor Manteca 3 months ago +4

      And to be fair, the movie writers actually comissioned a rather pedestrian piece, extremely simple and silly, to convey the idea of Salieri as a man with limited skills; in fact the piece they used is waaaay below the powers of Salieri's (or any of his top contemporary fellows') talent as a composer. They did it that way, so the typical movie goer, not trained in music, understands the issue. BTW, the piece that Mozart improvises over Salieri's march is not improvised at all, and it's not his. It's an extract from a work by their contemporary composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

    • Lakeside Stories
      Lakeside Stories 4 months ago +2

      @The Death Wobble Channel So do modern day physicists, but its not a detriment to modern musicians, but instead a testament to how far we've come!

    • ischaffee
      ischaffee 4 months ago

      Loved that scene

    • Greg Pickett
      Greg Pickett 4 months ago +7

      @The Death Wobble Channel 99% of us do, but I have met a few people like Mozart who just get it. I relate to Salieri in that regard, been at it for 20+ and I have met people with a quarter of the time put in who can run circles around me.

      Edit: for example I knew this one guy for years who never touched a guitar, he decided on a whim to not only learn how but to tackle Django Reinhardt. The dude did it in mere months. I didn't know if I was impressed or insulted, lol.