Winner of two Oscars®, the romantic comedy that sparkles like diamonds! From the opening strains of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer's haunting, Oscar®-winning song "Moon River," you'll once again be under the alluring spell of that madcap, carefree New York playgirl known as Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) in this 24-carat romantic comedy based of Truman Capote's best-selling novella. George Peppard is the struggling and "sponsored" young writer who finds himself swept into Holly's dizzying, delightfully unstructured lifestyle as she determinedly scours Manhattan for a suitable millionaire to marry. The sparkling special features on this Anniversary Edition DVD only add to the luster of director Blake Edwards' timeless film classic. Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam and Mickey Rooney co-star; Mancini won an additional Academy Award® for his enthralling musical score.
The anniversary edition has two principal featurettes: a making-of (16 minutes) and a "tribute to style" (8 min.) that serve as love letters to Audrey Hepburn. Interviewed are producer Richard Shepherd, director Blake Edwards, actors, family members, and fashion figures. Edwards admits that he didnt want to cast George Peppard ("He just didnt have whatever it was that I wanted; it wasnt my cup of tea. And yet I loved it. We had a great time."), and both he and Shepherd express regret over Mickey Rooney's character. Shorter featurettes (6 min. total) examine the history of the Tiffany & Co. jewelry store and a letter Hepburn wrote in 1986 to commemorate the store's 150th anniversary. Shepherd covers many of the same topics in his sporadic commentary track, including how Marilyn Monroe wanted the Holly Golightly role and how people wanted to get rid of "Moon River" or dub Hepburn (he says "Marni Nixon was discussed"), and closes with "If we could just change Mickey Rooney, I'd be thrilled with the movie!" --David Horiuchi