What I've generally found is that Salieri has a poor reputation as a composer... this seems to be largely a result of the movie Amadeus, and the original play(I forget the name). Salieri's music is contrasted against Mozart's. On the other hand, without Amadeus, most people probably wouldn't know who Salieri is at all. Is it better to have a poor reputation, or no reputation at all. What do you think of Salieri's music? I just watched Cinderella man, and was reminded of Salieri when I saw how Baer was portrayed. I really don't know anything about the real Baer, and I doubt this movie will have the influence that Amadeus had. But it bothers me a little when movies damage the reputation of those that have passed on.