A biographical drama doesn't necessarily have to be a pack of mere dull facts. On the contrary, it can offer a great deal of thrill, like in the case of Amadeus. In this film, Miloš Forman portrays the life and art of a merry joker, a genius for whom talent proved fatal. Amadeus is a grandiose epopee dedicated to Mozart and his music.
Let's pass into history, into the era of Emperor Joseph II, to the elegant Vienna. Bear in mind, however, that in the film, it was Prague that played the role of the Austrian capital. Majestic concerts for the cream of the society are in contrast with shabby halls, in which the audience gives a live commentary of performances to lower classes. It was in this period when a small boy gives a concert to the pope himself. And cut. Amadeus is now a young man, lead to the royal court by his talent. There he begins to breathe down the neck of the court composer, Salieri. The game of plotting and secret planning unfolds, just like the sounds of Mozart's music. Talent and ambition collide with jealousy and intrigue, and mysteries only grow deeper. What's the truth behind Mozart's death?
Amadeus was awarded with eight Oscars, three of which were in three principal categories: Best Directing, Best Picture and Best Actor. A perfect inspiration for a film walk, many of the scenes were actually shot on various sites in Prague and at the Archbishop's Chateau in Kroměříž. Imagine being a genius, a non-conformist. The walls of magnificent palaces and theatre halls echo with the sounds of Mozart's music, you can hear silent wedding vows in the chapel, the halls of the chateau vibrate with mad laughter. The streets of Prague will take you to the splendid Vienna, the whispers of conspiracy float through the library. All this and much, much more. Choose your favourite piece of Mozart's music and simply follow in his footsteps.
Visit the selected places, don't let anything put you off, this adventure is definitely worth it. Just think of director Miloš Forman, who was challenged with several obstacles during the shoot. The actress playing Mozart's wife Constanze had hurt her ankle before the filming and needed to be replaced in the role. At the studios in Barrandov, Miloš Forman was mistaken for a prop man. However, where there's a will there's a way. Just laugh out loud like Mozart. His laughter is said to have sounded like "metal running over a glass surface".