Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Charismatic Character: Antonio Salieri

In honour of Amadeus (1984) winning our recent poll, we've chosen a very special someone for today's Charismatic Character. Meet Antonio Salieri. He was a real person, yes he was. True story.

F. Murray Abraham portrays Salieri in this period piece which depicts the rise and fall of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his bizarre relationship with his composer rival Antonio Salieri. The story is told by Salieri himself as he reminisces about his rivalry with Mozart.  For the rest of the film, we travel back in time to visit a young Salieri at the peak of his contempt! It's fantastic!

We love him and hate him. We love to hate him. It's all very strange and confusing! Enjoy!

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