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Breakfast at Tiffany's

1961 Comedy

In an idealized New York City during the early '60s, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is a charming socialite with a youthful zest for life who lives alone in a nearly bare apartment. She has such a flippant lifestyle that she won't even give her cat a name, because that would be too much of a commitment to a relationship. Maintaining a childlike innocence yet wearing the most perfect of designer clothes and accessories from Givenchy, she spends her time on expensive dates and at high-class parties. She escorts various wealthy men, yet fails to return their affections after they have given her gifts and money. Holly's carefree independence is changed when she meets her neighbor, aspiring writer Paul (George Peppard), who is suffering from writer's block while being kept by a wealthy woman (Patricia Neal). Just when Holly and Paul are developing their sweet romance, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) appears on the scene and complicates matters, revealing the truth about Holly's past. Breakfast at Tiffany's was nominated for several Academy awards, winning Best Score for Henry Mancini and Best Song for Johnny Mercer's classic tune "Moon River". more..

Director: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen,Mickey Rooney

Reviews

  • One of the great New York films, swathing the city in a layers of dewy love and glossy chic.

    - TV Guide

    19 January 2013

  • 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 picture.

    - Variety

    19 January 2013

  • Audrey Hepburn is delicious as Holly and the Henry Mancini score is in the class of elite soundtracks.

    Emma Cochrane - Empire

    19 January 2013

  • 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.

    - The New York Times

    19 January 2013

  • Hepburn brings Truman Capote's Holly Golightly to vivid life.

    Marjorie Baumgarten - Austin Chronicle

    19 January 2013

Awards

  • Best Music, Original Song

    Academy Awards (1962)

  • Best Actress - International

    Bambi Awards (1962)

  • Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera)

    David di Donatello Awards (1962)

  • Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

    Directors Guild of America (1962)

     
  • Best Motion Picture - Comedy

    Golden Globes (1962)