Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Breakfast at Tiffany's (movie)
Directed by Blake Edwards
Produced by Martin Jurow and Richard Shepherd
Written by Truman Capote (novel)
George Axelrod (screenplay)
Starring Audrey Hepburn
George Peppard
Patricia Neal
Buddy Ebsen
Martin Balsam
Mickey Rooney
José Luis de Villalonga
Music by Henry Mancini[1]
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
Language English
Budget $2,500,000

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.

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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 | change source]

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.

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