I saw first saw Amadeus performed at the Trinity Repertory Theater and loved it. So when the movie came out I was able to enjoy it not just as the tour de force by Miloš Forman, F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce but also as a brilliant adaptation of his own material by Peter Shaffer,
What I like best about Amadeus (both play and movie) is it is once you get past the historical fiction. conspiracy and darkness of human jealousy is that it is all about the joy of music and the love that both Mozart and Salieri have for it. So for me the scenes in the movie that say it all are every time we see Mozart perform. Yes he is showboating but the joy of it is there too… and in doing this he is unintentionally taunting Salieri.