Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Director: Milos Forman
Cast: Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham, Elisabeth Berridge, Jeffrey Jones

A fictionalised biopic of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as told through the eyes of Antonio Salieri, his mediocre contemporary. This magical film is a joy to both eyes and ears. The excellent Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham fought over the same Best Actor Oscar, and the latter won. The other seven Academy Awards include Best Picture and Best Director. Peter Schaffer scripted his own play.