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AmadeusIn the film adaptation of Amadeus, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is an exceptionally talented young Viennese composer who unintentionally finds a fierce rival in the amiable and passionate Antonio Salieri. Despising Mozart for both his decadent lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the extremely religious Salieri is increasingly consumed by his envy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's demise, leading to a deceitful arrangement that has calamitous consequences for both men; Mozart collapses during a performance of his finished work, The Magic Flute. Salieri then takes him home and offers to help him with the Requiem. The next morning, an ill Mozart apologizes to Salieri for his previous behavior. A guilty Constanze returnshome and locks the unfinished Requiemaway, only to find that Mozart has died from overwork. At the end, as he is pushed down the hall in a wheelchair, Salieri declares himself “the patron saint of mediocrities.”In contrast, the original play of Amadeus

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Professor
rodriguez
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mozart, Antonio Salieri

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