Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Movie Review
Directed by: Blake Edwards
George Axelrod (screenplay)
Truman Capote (novel)
Audrey Hepburn - Holly Golightly
George Peppard - Paul Varjak
Patricia Neal - 2-E
Buddy Ebsen - Doc Golightly
Martin Balsam - O.J. Berman
José Luis de Vilallonga - José
John McGiver - Tiffany's Salesman
Alan Reed - Sally Tomato
Dorothy Whitney - Mag Wildwood
Beverly Powers - Nightclub Stripper
Stanley Adams - Rusty Trawler
Claude Stroud - Sid Arbuck
Elvia Allman - Librarian
Mickey Rooney - Mr. Yunioshi
Breakfast at Tiffany's...my view!
I have been a fan of Audrey Hepburn for as long as I can remember, and of this film in particular!
Although "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is a movie open for many different views and opinions it spells magic for me. The engaging characters and beautiful Manhattan setting make it a timeless classic.
I find it a wonderful interpretation of the book and an audience can't help but fall in love with the beautiful Audrey of Holly Golightly.
I was lucky enough to go see this film on the "big screen" as it was being screened for a charity event and I thoroughly enjoyed it as the audience was encouraged to dress fittingly to the fifties. There was an interval in which drinks were served and the film was accompanied by trailers from the fifties as well!
I love the camera's sugar sweet colours that it gives the image and I love the presentation of 1950s New York with adorable costumes, beautiful setting and an engaging plot in which a young girl meets a struggling author who falls in love with her.
I must say though I am quite a sucker for romance and the end scene in which they kiss in the rain really made the film for me.