Rock me, Amadeus.
Miloš Forman deservedly won his second Oscar as Best Director for this raucous, fictionalized tale of the staggering rise and fall of a musical genius.
The film won eight little gold men, including Best Picture, and remains one of the most-entertaining movies to rule awards night.
Tom Hulce is aces as a giddy, giggling enfant terrible, a child-man who seems to tap into a different universe as he delivers stunning musical compositions, before descending into delighted debauchery.
His rival, his face etched in pain and jealousy, is F. Murray Abraham’s Salieri.
It’s a battle for the ages.