Amadeus was one of the most vivid and first movies we saw as kids in the 80s. As an avid classical pianist, David picks Salieri's discovery of Mozart's original copies of music, and explores why the moving scene is one of the most inspirational moments for anyone that loves music. Alex's pick this week reviews how the different outcomes of two very similar decisions can be played against each other for contrasting dramatic effect in Poseidon.
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- The idea of animosity between Mozart and Salieri was popularized by Alexander Pushkin in 1830 in his play Mozart and Salier
- A recent article that explores the fictional villain-hood of Salieri: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/06/03/antonio-salieris-revenge
Watch on Netflix (1:12:20 - 1:20:04)
- father sacrifice scene
- for more context, watch instead: 1:06:55 - 1:20:04
- starring Kurt Russell as the father