Emperor Joseph II
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Emperor Joseph II (Character)
from Amadeus (1984)

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Amadeus (1984)
[repeated line]
Emperor Joseph II: Well, there it is.

Emperor Joseph II: My dear young man, don't take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It's quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that's all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Which few did you have in mind, Majesty?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Forgive me, Majesty. I am a vulgar man! But I assure you, my music is not.
Emperor Joseph II: You are passionate, Mozart, but you do not persuade...

[the Emperor offers the sheet music of Salieri's welcome march to Mozart]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Keep it Majesty, if you want. It's already here in my head.
Emperor Joseph II: What? On one hearing only?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: I think so, Sire, yes.
Emperor Joseph II: Show us.


Marie Antoinette (2006)
Marie-Antoinette: [taking tea in the royal chambers] Have you come to take me home?
Emperor Joseph: [amused] Unfortunately, I can not kidnap the queen of France... Is your hair quite tall enough today?
[she laughs]
Emperor Joseph: Maybe you can keep a pet in there or something.