Breakfast At Tiffany's
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Breakfast At Tiffany's (DVD)
Winner of two Oscars®, here's the romantic comedy that sparkles like dia monds! From the opening strains of Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer's hau nting, Oscar®-winning song "Moon River," you'll once again be under the alluring spell of that madcap, carefree New York playgirl known as Holl y Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) in this 24-carat romantic comedy based on T ruman Capote's best-selling novella. George Peppard is the struggling a nd "sponsored" young writer who finds himself swept into Holly's dizzyin g, delightfully unstructu red lifestyle as she determinedly scours Manha ttan for a suitable millionaire to marry. The sparkling special feature s on this Anni versary Edition DVD only add to the luster of director Bl ake Edwards' timeless film classic. Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Bal sam and Mickey Rooney co-star; Mancini won an additional Academy Awa rd® for his enthralling musical score.]]>
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Some people are too shallow to understand movies like this, and you can see that in the one-star comments.
Just to help some folks understand, the title Breakfast at Tiffany's refers to Holly's belief that at Tiffany's "nothing bad can ever happen to you."
It's a central theme of the movie... the need for security and safety.
Many go to New York to seek their fortune - "if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere". The film is dated in that Holly wants to make her fortune not on Wall Street, or in real estate, fashion, or on the stage - but by marrying a rich husband.
But the story of moving to the big city and trying to find fortune and happiness is a timeless one. Truman Capote suffuses Holly with his own troubled existence as master party host - but finding little joy the in the party music, pointless conversations, and endless gossip.
Will love triumph and lead to a happy-ever-after ending? Or will the film end in new world, new age angst?
Despite its dark passages, Breakfast at Tiffany's remains a film that everyone who loves the cinema should see.
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S won Hank Mancini a pair of music Oscars. Audrey Hepburn also was nominated for Best Actress.
There's many legends (some verifiable) surrounding this classic drama:
1.) Truman Capote wanted Marilyn Monroe to play call girl Holly, but she thought the role would be bad for her image.
2.) Jean Seberg and Kim Novak were considered for Holly before the film's producers decided on Miss Hepburn.
3.) Steve McQueen was offered George Peppard's part but was unavailable.
4.) The film doesn't follow Truman Copote's story.
5.) It DOES follow his story.
6.) 19-year-old Holly likes herb, has a dirty mouth, once terminated a pregnancy and dates both men and women.
7.) Her brother Fred also isn't "straight."
And so on.
Sight aione verifies the obvious:
Hepburn's rare beauty is ideally enhanced by an exquisitely accessorized black sheath dress. Mr. Peppard is equally as pulchritudinous and they make a gorgeous couple. Their bittersweet rainy alleyway scene at story's end is one of the most emotional moments in cinematic history.
Mickey Rooney is highly annoying (and incredibly un-P.C.) in his comic relief role as a mule-toothed, Coke bottle eyeglass-wearing Oriental. Buddy Ebsen defines acting perfection as Holly's abandoned husband, come from the country to NYC to bring his "Lullamae" home.
Blake Edwards' early masterpiece is a complex tale of a mercurial young lady who freely accepts cash gifts from men, is most at ease in overcrowded, swinging cocktail parties, and at her neurotic worst when alone with the one man she's attracted to, a handsome young author of a single book who struggles to write anything new. Theirs is a beautiful love story with tragic overtones that's one of this reviewer's all-time favorite movies. Highest recommendation!
Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 IMDb viewer poll rating.
(7.8) Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - Audrey Hepburn/George Peppard/Patricia Neal/Buddy Ebsen/Martin Balsam/John McGiver/Alan Reed/Stanley Adams/Mickey Rooney (uncredited: Nino Tempo/Mel Blanc)
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