Amadeus

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.

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