Breakfast at Tiffany's
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (PG)
D: Blake Edwards
Paramount (Martin Jurow & Richard Shepherd)
USA 🇺🇸 1961
W: George Axelrod [based on the novella by Truman Capote]
DP: Franz Planer
Ed: Howard Smith
Mus: Henry Mancini
Pd: Hal Pereira & Roland Anderson
Cos: Edith Head
Audrey Hepburn (Holly Golightly), George Peppard (Paul Varjak), Patricia Neal (2-E), Buddy Ebsen (Doc Golightly), Martin Balsam (O. J. Berman), Mickey Rooney (Mr. Yunioshi), John McGiver (Tiffany salesman)
Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of cool and chic as Holly Golightly, a volatile but loveable and absolutely stunning call girl with an exotic, flamboyant social life who wins the affections of her neighbour.
Capote's novel had been cleaned up for it's cinema adaptation and therefore veers into sentimental territory, but it cannot be doubted that this is one of the iconic movies of the 1960's and Hepburn delivers us one of the all-time most beautiful movie characters.
Unfortunately, not all the casting is as good as Hepburn, especially Mickey Rooney- infamously miscast as a stereotypical caricature of a Japanese neighbour.