Continuity mistake: In the extended version of the DVD, there's a scene where Constanza goes to sleep with Salieri. In one shot there's a very prominent candle next to or just behind her on her right that smoking like it's just been extinguished. But from the front view there are no candles that close to her, and the ones a short distance away are all lit.


Continuity mistake: When Salieri has brought Mozart to bed and they are talking, Salieri is holding the candlestick. In the different views - from Mozart's and Salieri's - it can be seen that the angle he holds the candles changes. The line between the candles changesi. So Saleri held the candlestick in another angle the second time the scene was shot.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Mozart is playing billiards (Director's Cut only) the balls move around on the table between camera shots, without him necessarily hitting any.

David Mercier

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Salieri is helping Mozart with the requiem the candles change appearance - and not just downwards because they burn.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: Mozart's pianoforte is carried outside for the concert. But while the concert is going on, Salieri goes to Mozart's home, and the just-carried-out piano is still there.

Jean G

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene when Salieri's servants offer him ice cream and cakes, the choppy servant gets ice cream on his nose. When seen from behind there is more ice on his nose than when seen from the front.

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Mozart checks on his sleeping son, the candles in the candle holder that he is carrying are much longer once he enters the room than before, when he is standing outside his son's room.

Steve Beckle

Continuity mistake: When Constanza goes to Salieri's house to show Mozart work, she is on his knees, the first sheet is in blank, then appear on the next scene fully written ("Director's cut", Blu Ray) (01:03:00 - 01:03:45)


Factual error: During the scene where Mozart is being carried away in his coffin by horse and cart there is a brief shot where he is being taken down a muddy path and a farmer is seen with his cows. If you look closely to the left side of the screen you can see a large overhead power line. If you look even more closely you can even see the wires coming out of the pylon. The movie is set in the 18th century and obviously it should not be there. (02:50:50)

More mistakes in Amadeus

Antonio Salieri: But why? Why would God choose an obscene child to be His instrument? It was not to be believed! This piece had to be an accident. It had to be.
Antonio Salieri: ...It better be.

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Trivia: The producers purposely went with relatively unknown actors for the film, because they thought they'd be more believable than stars who people already identified in different roles.

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