Breakfast at Tiffany's. The movie you fall in love with. Charming and sweet Audrey Hepburn and handsome and funny George Peppard created a truly beautiful Hollywood couple. For almost two hours, you watch this beautiful and truly picture and do not want it to end. And the title theme Moon River penetrates the very heart and soul and remains there forever. As for the final scene, it is impossible to shed a tear and smile here.
Even though I had never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's, probably because it is so often referenced or talked about, I thought I had a really good grasp of what it was about. Now, I've watched it. Turns out, my assumptions were really not that good and what I mean by that is that they were way off. I absolutely loved that movie. It aged beautifully, it feels timeless. The cinematography is superb and New York looks gorgeous in these exquisite tints and colors. Audrey Hepburn makes a very strong lead with this vibrant and captivating interpretation of Holly Golightly. She is so generous and invested in her part in a very excentric way giving her character such force. Her screen presence is magnetic, you just can't ignore her as though she had cast a spell on you. This very layered performance pulls you in and makes her enigmatic and somewhat improbable characters totally believable. I also appreciated very much the screenplay. It is resolutely modern for so many reasons. Thematically, it was clearly progressive for the time it was made and a lot of it still feels very fresh today and the expression of the gender roles and dynamics is certainly not traditional. When compared to most of today's rom-com, it feels even less stereotypical. The very enticing rhythm is also notable giving the whole movie this sense of urgency. The whole story, taking place in a more or less linear way, is told through subsequent fragments of life with often unpredictable jumps in time that lets you witness the evolution of the characters in a very dynamic way and it always keeps you very alert. Also, even though, it is most often talked about as a romance, personally, I'm not even sure that's how I would describe it. Honestly, during the entire movie, it's never clear what it is about. It embraces certainly much more than a banal love story and brings into light a wide-ranging list of topics. Also, as many have specified, Henry Mancini provides a very sweet soundtrack. Also, I found George Peppard's performance, even though his part is much more subdued than Hepburn's, absolutely delicious and dreamy. He's perfect for the role and shows tenderness and vulnerability rarely shown in male parts. Also, I have to admit his good looks totally swoon me every time he was on the screen. So gorgeous. Finally, I found the last part of the film very moving and it touched me dearly in a way I didn't expect at all. It really lingered with me and I was still moved and rethinking about it many days after viewing it. It really is a wonderful movie and with absolutely no questions it is a film you must see. Just watch it already if you haven't yet. I wish I hadn't waited so long before I did.
Like that storied novella by Truman Capote from which it stems, it is a completely unbelievable but wholly captivating flight into fancy composed of unequal dollops of comedy, romance, poignancy, funny colloquialisms and Manhattan's swankiest East Side areas captured in the loveliest of colors.
This story of a party girl (Audrey Hepburn) in love with a gigolo (George Peppard) allows Edwards to create a very handsome film, with impeccable Technicolor photography by Franz Planer. [Review of re-release]
Despite fame and a great Audrey Hepburn, it is not as good as I thought.
I confess that I expected something more from this film. It's good, but it's not as good as I thought it would be. Basically, it tells the story **** digger, a luxury prostitute who wants to marry a rich man and get on with life in the simplest way ... but who ends up falling in love with a man who is everything she was not looking for .
Well, this is one of those films that is based on the performance of an actor, in this case Audrey Hepburn. She is beautiful and is at her best in this film. The film has an impact and strength because of her and her extraordinary performance. Even so, I agree with many critics who say that this film is not even the best she has ever made, although this discussion is subjective. It is however the most famous. George Peppard is also good, but he never gets to meet her. On the negative side, I hated to see Mickey Rooney bring a Japanese to life according to the most deeply prejudiced and insulting stereotype. I already talked a little about the script, but honestly I thought that the story told tells me very little and that the main character is deeply unpleasant due to its materialism and futility. Another actress in that role and the film would probably be forgotten in the present, as many have been.
Finally, a word to the soundtrack, which is the best and most interesting technical detail of the film. Composed by Henry Mancini, it features the famous and touching song "Moon River".
A racist, sexist piece of crap. The acting is execrable. Hepburn plays a mannequin but still manages to appear like a painted lump of wood. But casting Mickey Rooney as the ‘hilarious’ Japanese upstairs neighbour (if you think a white American saying ‘Miss Gorightry’ is funny - you’re in for a fun time!) is contemptuously evil. A nasty piece of work from the nasty little people.