Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Paramount Pictures and Jurow-Shepherd Production Released 1961

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Director:
Blake Edwards
Released:
1961
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Breakfast at Tiffany's is the classic 1961 adaptation of Truman Capote's acclaimed novel starring It Girl of the sixties, Audrey Hepburn in a career defining performance. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a more mature work than one would expect to be produced, even with the cultural changes taking place, in 1961. Even after being scrubbed of most of its sexual commerce, and after it's been converted into a light comedy, it still has complex things to say about American ideas of personal transformation, striving and failure. Holly Golightly (Hepburn, Wait Until Dark) has abandoned a dead-end life in Texas to become an ambitious, metropolitan gold-digger, but she's flying blind. Neighbor/author Paul Varjack (George Peppard, The A Team) has settled and is willing to prostitute himself to a matronly interior decorator in exchange for a cushier life; a living death as a hanger-on. The two have no designs on each other and the narrative is largely freed up from gluing them together, until that happy ending which it's best to just ignore.moreless

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  • 100

    TV Guide

    One of the great New York films, swathing the city in a layers of dewy love and glossy chic. [Review of re-release]

  • 90

    Variety

    Out of the elusive, but curiously intoxicating Truman Capote fiction, scenarist George Axelrod has developed a surprisingly moving film, touched up into a stunningly visual motion ...

  • 80

    The New York Times

    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, roma...

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    Comedy, Drama

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    feel good comedy, the high class, the low class, love story, fame and fortune