Director: Blake Edwards
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Buddy Ebsen, Patricia Neal, Mickey Rooney
Released: October 5, 1961
Best Actress - Audrey Hepburn (lost to Sophia Loren for Two Women)
Best Adapted Screenplay - George Axelrod (lost to Abby Mann for Judgement at Nuremberg)
Best Art Direction, Color (lost to West Side Story)
Best Original Song - Moon River (won)
Best Score - Henry Mancini (won)
I enjoyed the film, but I didn't salivate over it It's such a classic that I thought it was high time I see it already...nearly fifty years after its release! (Although I did have an excuse for the first thirty years as I wasn't born yet / would have been too young). Even though Audrey is very charming and fashionable, there were times when I wanted to yell, "Shut up, already!" She reminded me of somebody you've just met for the first time and they feel like they need to tell you their whole life story.
I've composed a list of my favorite things about the movie in no particular order:
|That orange wool coat!
2. Moon River. Beautiful song and if that indeed was Audrey singing, she has a beautiful voice. It deserved its Oscar.
3. Holly's cat, Cat. Cat bears a striking resemble to my cat, Milo, so guess I'm a little biased. They're both male, both tabbies, and both have similar coloring. Perhaps he's an ancestor of Milo!
Besides the movie being vastly overrated, really the only thing I didn't like about it was the cringe worthy performance of Mickey Rooney as Holly's Japanese landlord. Oh, and when Holly complained she was turning into a "fat pig". You're a freaking waif!
Breakfast at Tiffany's: overrated or a classic?