Mozart at the Movies

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been in the movies many times, and not only in "Amadeus." His music has played a role in over 900 films, bringing Mozartean drama, serenity and majesty to every imaginable type of movie. David Garland presents Mozart at the Movies, from several different angles.

We have examples of Mozart's music that have enhanced scenes in films such as "Alien," "The Shawshank Redemption," and "Watchmen"; instances of Mozart pieces adapted, altered, and quoted in soundtracks for "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," "Drowning by Numbers," and "GiĆ¹ La Testa"; highlights from Bernard Herrmann's Mozart-influenced score for "The 3 Worlds Of Gulliver"; and film music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, who, as a child prodigy in Vienna in the early 1900s, was known as the Mozart of the 20th Century.

From "The Shawshank Redemption," featuring The Marriage of Figaro


"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," featuring excerpts of Don Giovanni