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Breakfast at Tiffany's [1961] (1 disc)

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Director:Blake Edwards
Writer:George Axelrod
Composer:Henry Mancini
Length:115 minutes
(1 hour 55 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Romance
IMDB Rating:7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:88%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Romance
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Synopsis: A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.


Reaction: Enjoyable, and I can see why people like it, but it's not exactly the best fit for me so it won't be topping my list of favorites.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Blake Edwards => Director
George Axelrod => Writer
Henry Mancini => Composer
Truman Capote => Novel
Alan Reed => Sally Tomato
Audrey Hepburn => Holly Golightly
Beverly Powers => Nightclub Stripper (as Miss Beverly Hills)
Buddy Ebsen => Doc Golightly
Claude Stroud => Sid Arbuck
Dorothy Whitney => Mag Wildwood
Elvia Allman => Librarian
George Peppard => Paul Varjak
Henry Beckman => Narcotics Detective Cronberger (uncredited)
John McGiver => Tiffany's Salesman
Josť Luis de Villalonga => Josť (as Vilallonga)
Martin Balsam => O.J. Berman
Mickey Rooney => Mr. Yunioshi
Orangey => Cat' - a Cat (as 'Cat')
Patricia Neal => 2-E
Stanley Adams => Rusty Trawler

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Author Truman Capote envisioned Marilyn Monroe in the part of Holly Golightly. Monroe was originally cast as Golightly, but her drama coach, [?] Lee Strasberg, told her that playing a call-girl was not good for her image. The film went on to be a huge success, with Monroe's replacement Audrey Hepburn receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.
  • Audrey Hepburn hated Danish pastries, making filming the famous opening scene a bit of a chore for her.
  • Although not visible on camera, hundreds of onlookers watched Audrey Hepburn's window-shopping scene at the start of the film. This made her nervous and she kept making mistakes. It wasn't until a crew member nearly got electrocuted behind the camera that she pulled herself together and finished the scene.
  • Audrey Hepburn said the scene where she throws Cat into the rainy street was the most distasteful thing she ever had to do on film.
  • Elements of Holly's character in the original novel, such as her flirtation with bisexuality, were omitted to make the part more suitable for Audrey Hepburn.
  • The movie was shot only three months after the birth of Audrey Hepburn's first son, [?] Sean H. Ferrer.
  • George Peppard was a student of Method acting, a style Audrey Hepburn found difficult to work with. Nonetheless, the two actors remained close friends until her death.
  • Holly's couch is really an old-fashioned bathtub split in half. In some scenes, you can still see the gold handles at one end and the legs on the bottom.
  • Audrey Hepburn felt that she was miscast as Holly Golightly in this film, although it was one of her most popular roles.
  • The song "Moon River" was written especially for Audrey Hepburn, since she had no training as a singer. The vocals were written to be sung in only one octave.