My Immortal Beloved and Amadeus Music that captured the attention of the world was composed hundreds of years before it met by our own ears. Good thing there are movies that holds the memory of the past to give us some sort of idea, how, why, and who made the music that stunned millions of people. The films were about the biography of two great composers, the musical genius Wolfgang “Amadeus” Mozart played by Tom Hulled, directed by Mills Forman in 1984 and the mystery of the “Immortal beloved” of Ludwig van Beethoven played by Gary Olden directed by Bernard Rose in 1994.
Amadeus lived during classical period, a man being rude, reckless, and living his life to the fullest, but at the top of this was his gray matter that was specially made for music. Though, being less serious about life still this man shows love for his wife Constance (Elizabeth Bridge) and care for his father Leopold (Roy Dotterels) and Mozart having Antonio Saltier (F. Murray Abraham) a court composer, as his competitor, cast a dark shadow over his illness and early death.
When Ludwig van Beethoven died, he left all his wealth to a woman who he only declared as his Immortal Beloved, and the mystery was left to solve by his loyal secretary Anton Schneider Reno Crabber) and in order to make it Schneider interview all the woman who came and pass to Ludwig life; Giggliest Guardian (Valerie Cooling), Anna Marble Eroded (Isabella Reselling) and Johanna Rises Nonhuman term Settee) and It all resulted to the exploration of the composers life, HIS heart that beat for music as well as his relationship with his brothers (Christopher Folder and Gerard Horn) and the pain he endured for a long time.
As this two Individual lived In different time, they encountered different approach with music. Mozart lived during classical period, a guy full of ideas being restricted to express his thought in his masterpieces because of the boundaries made by their law, while Beethoven in romantic period, has the freedom to speak and impart his feelings through his music.
Even though this movies aren’t entirely true, like who really knew what Beethoven’s thoughts while composing his songs and what exactly Mozart felt while creating his operas, but still, the directors given assumptions we’re logical and also an additive that gave rise on both film 1 OFF quite contradicting, Amadeus have lighter settings compared to My Immortal beloved Inch is dark and sharp. But nonetheless, as you watch the movie, both films give you walk on the 19th century. He soundtrack used in the films is very powerful it creates an effects that makes the newer absorbed the feelings inside the scene. Like the music “Ode to Joy” in Immortal beloved when the young Beethoven run into woods with his night clothing and the music accompanied with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death. Rhea both film was tragic, Amadeus being out of control on his own life causing to lose it early and ended by an insane man’s bitter laughter. While, My Immortal Beloved, Beethoven having the lifelong pain because of the woman he loved and ended with the revelation of lost love.
Some critic says that finale in Amadeus is a pitiful decline, that Beethoven’s ending in Immortal Beloved is far more satisfying. Which I actually also believe, like according to them, although immortal beloved resting on the tragedy of a lost opportunity, the debut of his Ninth Symphony is a spectacular moment, both of music and emotion. Both movies was stunning and informative but Amadeus having lighter plot, greater humor and lesser weight of emotion happened to be more entertaining than my immortal beloved.
Though other spectators seem to have dissimilar view, some said that ‘Immortal loved’ was far greater than ‘Amadeus’ simply because it depicts a man struggling Ninth his own limitations, rather than a man spoiled by his riches. It is hard to distinguish which is more entertaining between the two musical biographies as a whole, because of the mere fact that it only depends on the audiences own diverse views. Nevertheless, both films were great that even though you’re quit naive and uninterested with music you can still appreciate the movies and it can be considered both a cinematic experience uneasily to forget.