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Top 50 film of all-time.
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly is an icon of the early 60's. With a different Givanchy outfit in every scene, plus the addition of sunglasses and a long cigarette holder, the camera absolutely loves her. Audrey and Jackie O defined fashioned in that brief era.
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.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
By Lovely D.M.
This is one memorable classic movie. Holly (Audrey Hepburn’s character) is a woman who lives in a bubble, and she is a complete mess. She is basically a woman who is clueless and naive, and lives in a bubble to run-away from her painful past. She is, as another character put it, a “real phony”, because she actually believes the pretense and thinks that she is free (she doesn’t even dare to name her cat for fear of getting attached to it).
Paul is a man who seems to be living an aimless life. He lives off his sponsor/lover, as he struggles to become a successful writer. He also lives in the apartment above Holly’s. When he and Holly get acquainted, he gets intrigued by her messed up life, interesting quirks and nonstop chattiness. The more he gets to know her, the most inspired he is to write. Soon a desire in him to protect and take care of her, is awakened.
Both Holly and Paul fall in love, this leads Holly to run-away (being so afraid of love/attachment), while Paul instead straightens his life out so he can take care of Holly. Paul doesn’t give up easily on Holly, until he finally breaks through her walls and facade. This movie is a very good romance/drama with quirky/goofy humor and character nuance that shows, instead of tells, the character growth… a lovely movie.
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Audrey and Holly are delightful! Which is which?
When may I see it again! Holly Golightly crawls into your heart and never leaves! This may have been my initial introduction to Audrey many years ago. I probably saw Roman Holiday a few years later during a revival of her earliest work. Her voice, her erect posture, her onstage/on camera presence are totally irresistible to me and a few million other Hepburn fans. If you're not presently among that group, join the fun!