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Directed by: Milos Forman
Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
Amadeus ranked # 53 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.
Amadeus is a 1984 film directed by Milos Forman and based on the stage play Amadeus.
A young Kenneth Branagh was originally considered to play Mozart in the film, but was bypassed in favor of Thomas Hulce when director Milos Forman decided to make the film with an American cast so that audiences would not be distracted by the British accents. Meg Tilly was cast as Mozart's wife Constanze, but after tearing a ligament in her leg the day before shooting started, she was replaced by Elizabeth Berridge.
The film was shot on location in Prague and Vienna. In fact, Forman was able to shoot scenes in the Tyl Theatre, where Don Giovanni had debuted two centuries before. Several other scenes were shot at the Barrandov Studios.
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