Breakfast at Tiffany's
|Breakfast at Tiffany's (movie)|
|Directed by||Blake Edwards|
|Produced by||Martin Jurow and Richard Shepherd|
|Written by||Truman Capote (novel)
George Axelrod (screenplay)
José Luis de Villalonga
|Music by||Henry Mancini|
|Cinematography||Franz Planer and Philip H. Lathrop|
|Editing by||Howard A. Smith|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Release date(s)||October 5, 1961|
|Running time||115 minutes|
Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy-drama movie. It stars Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. It was based on a novella (short book) by Truman Capote. Breakfast at Tiffany's won two Academy Awards. It was nominated for a total of five awards. It was directed by Blake Edwards, who also directed seven Pink Panther movies.
Summary of the story [change]
Breakfast at Tiffany's is about a young woman named Holly Golightly. Holly was married at a very young age but moved to New York City so she could be happy. While in New York, Holly meets a man named Paul Varjak. At first, Paul does not like Holly, though she hopes to become his friend. Over time, they form a friendship and an undeniable romantic attraction forms between the two. Eventually, she learns that running from her "old life" will not make her happy. She learns a lot about herself and how to truly be happy, no matter where she lives or who she is friends with. The movie ends with a very famous scene with Holly and Paul standing in the rain.
Explanation of the title [change]
Holly believes that material possessions (money and jewelry) will make her happy. She spends time in expensive jewelry stores wishing she had enough money to buy something inside. She sometimes gets a breakfast pastry in the morning and takes it with her to look in the stores. When she spends a day with Paul, she takes him to her favorite jewelry store, Tiffany & Co., just so they can look at all the fine jewelry.
Memorable quotations [change]
The next lines are things actors said in Breakfast at Tiffany's that people remember and think are important to the movie.
- Holly: I'll tell you one thing, Fred, darling...I'd marry you for your money in a minute. Would you marry me for my money?
- Paul: In a minute.
- Holly: I guess it's pretty lucky neither of us is rich, huh?
- Holly: Thursday! It can't be! It's too gruesome!
- Paul: What's so gruesome about Thursday?
- Holly: Nothing, except I can never remember when it's coming up.
- Holly: You musn't give your heart to a wild thing. The more you do, the stronger they get, until they're strong enough to run into the woods or fly into a tree. And then to a higher tree and then to the sky.
- "Mr. Yunioshi": Miss Golightly! I really must protest!
- "Holly": I'm so sorry darling, but I lost my key!
- "Mr. Yunioshi": But that was two weeks ago! You cannot go ringing my bell! You are disturbing me! I'm an artist. You must have a key made!
- "Holly"; It won't help. I'll just lose them all!