April is Public Radio Music Month, an excellent opportunity for us to consider
the intersection of classical music (and musicians) and motion pictures. Too
often, filmmakers have offered a distorted view of that world, but there have
been notable, memorable exceptions over the years. Here are some that stand
out in my mind.
"Amadeus" (1984). Yes, Tom Hulce plays Mozart pretty broadly, and Peter
Shaffer's Oscar-winning screenplay treats Salieri pretty unfairly, but this