Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Life and Loves of Mozart|
Actors: Oskar Werner, Hilde Gueden, Erica Koth, Anton Dermota, Erich Kunz
Genres: Drama, Musicals & Performing Arts
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Sandra Elaine Waldron | Olalla, WA | 03/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The CD was in good condition...my only complaint is that I was disappointed because it was not Oskar Werner's voice...someone else's voice was on CD. I did not know that when I ordered it. Otherwise, it is okay. But I was disappointed in that. But it is better than nothing. I would rather have it in German than dubbed over."
A better portrait than Amadeus, but too old for the classroo
Michael Mascari | Chicago, IL USA | 02/23/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this DVD to show my music history class while I was away at a conference.
I always hesitate to show Amadeus to my students because it portrays Mozart as a bumbling, childish idiot, which, to my research, is not really accurate. This film, I feel, does a good job of portraying Mozart as a dedicated, hard working, phenominally talented though somewhat immature and impertinant genius.
Costumes and sets are also exceptional.
Unfortunately, the film suffers from its age: the acting is quite cheezy, the script is trite and unengaging, the colors are a little off... my students were unable to relate to the film. Ultimately, they were so distracted by these elements that they missed entirely the imporance of seeing Mozart in a different way than they already knew from Amadeus.
As a movie for personal enjoyment - if you like old films and you are interested in the life of Mozart, I can highly recommend it."