Rock us, Amadeus! This week, we're composing ourselves for Milos Forman's Oscar-winning tale of music, madness, and murder.
First, we're belatedly undertaking that #Filmstruck4 challenge all the kids were doing, and sharing the four films that "define" us. (Whatever the hell that means.)
Then, we're settling in for (to Nakea's horror) the three-hour director's cut of Amadeus, and an operatic conversation about theological bargains, musicological rivalries, and scatological humor.
—0:00: Prologue: Scene from Amadeus
—0:39: Preliminary Conversation: The #FilmStruck4 Challenge
—15:17: Interlude: Scene from Amadeus
—16:33: Cultural Osmosis: Pre-Viewing Discussion of Amadeus
—26:17: Amadeus Original Trailer
—28:32: The Verdict: Post-Viewing Discussion of Amadeus
—1:12:35: Outro and Next Week's Movie
Notes and Links
—Film reviewed: Amadeus (dir. Milos Forman, Saul Zaentz Company, 1984; Director's Cut 2001).
—Many interviews with Milos Forman (and other good things) are available on his official website.
—Article mentioned: "The Anger of the White Male Lie," by Ijeoma Oluo, medium.com
—Listen to additional episodes and read The Unenthusiastic Critic in prose form at unaffiliatedcritic.com. Email us, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. (Suggestions of movies to watch for future episodes are welcome.)
—Theme Music: "Warm Duck Shuffle" by Arne Huseby, licensed under CC BY 3.0.