Hepburn has timeless charm
The iconic presence of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, George Peppard's finest performance, and the classic Mancini theme music make this one of the most famous films of the 1960's, if not, perhaps, one of the finest.
Based on a Truman Capote story, Hepburn plays a New York call girl consumed by her own delusions. She is a fake, but a genuine one: she has fled some mysterious past, lives from day to day, and dreams of marriage to some millionaire and the Prince Charming route to upward mobility and respectability. Until her dreams come true, she lives with her fantasies, bored, unable even to bother to name her cat.
Peppard is an unproductive writer who makes a living as the kept plaything of an older, rich, married woman. He moves in to the same apartment block as Hepburn, and quickly falls for her charms. Hepburn, of course, is irresistible. No nudity, no sex scenes, everything coy and 'decent', but Hepburn simply sizzles. 'Irresistible' hardly does her justice.
The film has aged somewhat - the 1961 party scenes and social mores look quaint. The sleaziness of the principals' lifestyle is barely commented upon. But "Breakfast at Tiffany's" retains a magnetism of its own. A lightweight romantic comedy, a bit sentimental and sexually sanitised, it remains a compulsive, entertaining tale. It has magical moments - Hepburn, of course, established Holly as an iconic figure of the 60's, and you wonder why George Peppard never recaptured the presence he exerts throughout this film, but watch out for a marvellous little cameo sequence in Tiffany's. Watch out, also, for an appalling comedy role by Mickey Rooney, playing a Japanese caricature which would probably be banned today.
Buying this package may appeal to those of you who are avid collectors of anything to do with the film or Hepburn, but you otherwise need to ask yourself if you need the 'extras' provided with this one, for, if you simply want to watch the film, there are cheaper options.
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Breakfast at Tiffany's film review
I bought the film because a book I have said it was a must-see movie, and I saw it very cheaply on eBay.
The 1961 film is about a girl played by Audrey Hepburn who just wants to be with a rich man despite his looks or personality, and a man played by George Peppard who feels the same about women, but it is clear that they should be with eachother.
I liked funny parts of the film involving Holly's (Hepburn) neighbour but overall I found Breakfast at Tiffany's a bit boring and I would rate it 6/10. I would recommend it to Hepburn fans as there is hardly a moment in the film she isn't in.
breakfast at tiffany's (dvd 2000)
my last vacation was in n.y.c.,and seeing this dvd for sale reminded me when i walked past tiffany's [i was surprised how small it was-and of course you can't get breakfast there anyway]so,i just had to bid for this one.
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| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Audrey Hepburn shows her true idolistic character in Breakfast At Tiffany's, great feel good film, although it is dated it still modern in concept. fantastic film, true classic, must see for ladies everywhere, perfectly accompanied by a glass of red
Crossing Moon River, in style
Yesterday I had a sudden craving for a classic movie. I didn't know where the urge came from, or how long it would last, so I figured that I should choose a very special movie just in case it vanished as quickly as it came. Fortunately for me, I chose Breakfast at Tiffany's, and now I think I'll go hunting for more of the same.
In a nutshell, Holly Golightly (a radiant Audrey Hepburn) is an unconventional young woman who lives life on the edge on Manhattan's Upper East Side. She's very impulsive and money-oriented, and spends her evenings flirting with older male acquaintances upon whose generosity she survives and thrives. Her favorite place in the world is Tiffany's, the famous jewellery store that calms her down on "mean red" days. Her erratic behavior irritates her upstairs neighbor, an unfortunately cast Mickey Rooney, who's as Japanese as American Pie, and quite offensive as a stereotype. She's also friendly with an imprisoned mob boss named Sally Tomato whom she visits weekly and talks about the weather.
When a struggling writer (George Peppard) moves into the building, she instantly recognizes him as a kindred spirit, especially when she learns that he also accepts money from the opposite sex for services rendered. Finding in him a sympathetic ear, a sounding board and willing accomplice all in one, the two become friends through good times and bad, even when her husband Doc Golightly (Buddy Ebsen) shows up with an ultimatum of his own. Male friends come and go, and bad luck seems to follow her around, but Holly bears it all in style with a gorgeous wardrobe, an unsinkable attitude, a long cigarette holder and plenty of booze for back-up.
A classic movie deserves an award winning soundtrack, and this movie has one mega-famous signature song. Audrey Hepburn may not have the best singing voice on the world, but when she sings Henry Mancini's "Moon River" you'll find yourself singing along too.
Like Tiffany's, this movie is another sure-fire cure for the mean reds.
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