August 5th, 2011

piranha - rotting doll.

Amadeus (1984 film)

Yesterday and today, I have been watching Amadeus at work. It is such a great movie. Compelling plot, awesome characters, FANTASTIC costumes and sets. Even though it's three hours long, the movie flows along so smoothly that it never feels that lengthy.

Brilliant music. That goes without saying; I mean, isn't that pretty much the point? But the way the music is woven into the plot - or is it the story is woven into the music? - so that everything works together so brilliantly is magical.

It's funny. I never noticed before that Salieri's got a total sweet tooth. I mean, I knew he ate sweets a couple of times throughout the movie, but I never noticed how food completely derails him. Second only to music, sweets are near and dear to his heart. Never is he more animated than when he describes Nipples of Venus to Mozart's young wife. It seems like whenever he reaches a key moment in his life and career, his fingers are reaching for a piece of candy. There's something rather cute about that.

But oh, the costumes. They're just stunning. Why don't we dress up in pretty ballgowns anymore?