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Amadeus is a drama, music, and biography film about the incredible life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the fantastic musician with an interesting life. The story is told by Antonio Salieri, his secret rival confined to an insane asylum. Directed by Milos Forman. Starring F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, and Elizabeth Berridge. The screenplay is written by Peter Shaffer. The film won eight Oscar Awards, including Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, and Best Picture.

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Constanze Mozart: Is it not good?
Salieri: It is miraculous.
Emanuel Schikaneder: Look, I asked you if we could start rehearsals next week and you said yes.
Mozart: Well, we can.
Emanuel Schikaneder: So let me see it. Where is it?
Mozart: Here. It's all right here in my noodle. The rest is just scribbling. Scribbling and bibbling, bibbling and scribbling.
Mozart: I actually threw the score on the fire, he made me so angry.
Salieri: You burned the score?
Mozart: No, no. My wife took it out in time.
Salieri: I heard the music of true forgiveness filling the theater, conferring on all who sat there, perfect absolution. God was singing through this little man to all the world, unstoppable, making my defeat more bitter with every passing bar.
Salieri: Are you sure you can't leave these and, and come back again?
Constanze Mozart: It's very tempting sir, but it's impossible, I'm afraid. Wolfgang would be frantic if he found those were missing, you see they're all originals.
Salieri: Originals?
Constanze Mozart: Yes, sir, he doesn't make copies.
Salieri: These, are originals?
Katerina Cavalieri: Looks don't concern me, Maestro. Only talent interests a woman of taste.
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.
Mozart: Which few did you have in mind, Majesty?
Mozart: They're all so beautiful. Why don't I have three heads?
Emperor Joseph II: 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.
Mozart: Which few did you have in mind, Majesty?
Mozart: Forgive me, Majesty. I am a vulgar man! But I assure you, my music is not.
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