Why Beethoven Might Not Make A Good Movie

So another movie about Beethoven lands with a thud. “As one of the titanic figures of Western culture, though, Ludwig surely deserves his own ‘Amadeus.’ Why has no movie captured the imagination of the masses on his behalf? It’s not for lack of trying. But there may be something about the nature of the Beethoven myth, and the bare facts of his biography, that challenges fictionalization in a way the Mozart myth doesn’t.”