Actor of the MONTH
F. Murray Abraham
One word “Amadeus”.F. Murray Abraham wasstunning and delivered apowerful performance asWolfgang AmadeusMozart’s rival, AntonioSalieri.In 1781, Salieri is the courtcomposer to Emperor Jo-seph II of Austria, whenMozart arrives at court,Salieri is stunned to dis-cover that his will andpassion for music is be-stowed on a jokester. Sa-lieri is mad with envy andplots to destroy Mozart byany means, perhaps evenmurder.Amadeus was the motionpicture of the year in1984, capturing the cov-eted Best Picture andawarding a deserving Os-car for Best Actor to Abra-ham.Abraham learned how toplay the Piano, constructan orchestra, and directthe Sopranos for hisperformance as AntonioSalieri.
Winner of 3 Academy Awards
was not nearlyas complex as Narnia. Though itdid deliver fairies, Fauns andunusual creatures that were bothhorrifying, which paralleled theWorld War II Fascist take over inSpain.I can tell the cultural differencesbetween Spain and England bytheir ideas of how things shouldbe. Fairy’s tale wise.As far as being visually stunning,No, because of all theshooting and killing. TheLabyrinth itself is never viewedfrom above, so you are told whatit is.It was well acted and I was neverquiet sure if the Faun was forgood or evil. But he seemed to want to help. You can’t help butbelieve that this story wasSpain’s answer to The Chroniclesof Narnia which are very oldbooks, published in 1950, justafter World War II! Overall, It wasentertaining and deliveredfantasy of a kind.
Toni Washington, author of
.FYI: Pan’s Labyrinth’s director Guillermo del Toro was first choice todirect The Chronicles of Narnia, but pursued to direct Pan’s Labyrinth (2006).Pan’s Labyrinth