Breakfast at Tiffany’s


Review: An independent young woman strives to be a high-climbing socialite, with an interest with high-fashion and wild parties. A young man has just moved into her apartment building who she becomes interested in. Soon though her past threatens to get in the way.
Director: Blake Edwards
Actors: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, Jose Luis de Vilallonga, John McGiver, Stanley Adams, Elvia Allman, Alan Reed, Claude Stroud, Orangey and Mickey Rooney
Year: 1961
Genre: Classics, Comedy, Drama and Romance
Conclusion: 5/5
A thoroughly entertaining script. Originally a novel by Truman Capote published in 1958. The song “Moon River” was specifically written for Audrey Hepburn by Henry Mancini. Apparently it has now been recorded more than 500 times by various artists. It is reported that Audrey Hepburn’s salary for the film was $750,000; if this was true it would make her the highest paid actress per film at the time. At the time Shirley MacLaine was offered the role of Holly Golightly but turned it down. According to the BBFC more versions of this work have been cut but the details are no longer available. This is a film that you can still watch to this day and enjoy. Just one interesting fact is that Audrey Hepburn’s character age is 18, her actual age is 32 which makes this a difference of 14 years! At the Academy Awards in 1962 this won two Oscars. They were for Best Music, Original Song and Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture.  


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