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The Making of 'Amadeus' (2002)

Video  -  Documentary  -  24 September 2002 (USA)
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This riveting film takes a look behind the scenes at one of the 20th century's cinema classics and at one of contemporary cinema's most maddeningly brilliant directors, Milos Forman. Using ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Himself - Director
Peter Shaffer ...
Himself - Writer
Himself - Producer
Neville Marriner ...
Himself - Music Director (as Sir Neville Marriner)
Himself - 'Mozart'
Himself - 'Emperor Joseph II'
Himself - 'Salieri's Valet'
Himself - 'Salieri'
Michael Hausman ...
Himself - Executive Producer / AD
Patrizia von Brandenstein ...
Herself - Production Designer (as Patrizia Von Brandenstein)
Herself - 'Constanze'
Herself - Choreographer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Theodor Pistek ...


This riveting film takes a look behind the scenes at one of the 20th century's cinema classics and at one of contemporary cinema's most maddeningly brilliant directors, Milos Forman. Using never before seen materials, from original costume and set sketches to an innumerable collection of intimate on-set photography, blended with vibrant and revealing new interviews of the cast and crew, The Making of Amadeus weaves a spellbinding tale, filled with drama and humor. ...And at the center of it all is the indisputable creative genius of Milos Forman and a cast of characters behind the lens as unique and idiosyncratic as that of the fictional world of in front of the lens. From start to finish, The Making of Amadeus takes an unblinking look at the trials and tribulations of this mammoth production effort. - From the conflicts as Forman goes head-to-head with the world-renowned playwright Sir Peter Schaffer as they take Amadeus from stage to screen, to the seven months of on location ... Written by Quest Productions, 2002

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The remarkable story of one of the greatest motion pictures ever made








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This documentary can be found on the two-disc special edition Amadeus (1984) director's cut DVD. See more »


Jeffrey Jones: This huge American flag unfurled from the flies and 400 Czechs stood up and sang the national anthem of the United States and knew the words.
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Edited from Amadeus (1984) See more »


by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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A very RARE documentary in that it does the film it's based on justice
19 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A brilliant story of how all the Czech extras were standing up and saluting the American flag while singing our National Anthem with members of the Secret Police were there starts this enthralling documentary of the great film "Amadeus" off to an interesting start . How Milos at first hated Opera, how he and the screenwriter went about the very tough task of adapting the play, going about finding the right actors, and F. Murray Abraham being interviewed are also very interesting., It features interviews with most of the other cast and select crew as well. It also contains auditions, This was a very interesting documentary for me.

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