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    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Presented by at Harvard Film Archive

    August 25, 2012


    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Directed by Blake Edwards. With Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal
    US 1961, 35mm, color, 114 min
    Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s is primarily a character study of Holly Golightly, a charmingly daffy gentleman’s escort in wartime Manhattan. Paramount transformed the novella into a present-day romantic comedy that has Holly cross paths with her counterpart, a handsome blond gigolo. The wisecracking couple on the make from Hands Across the Table thus becomes an endearing pair of young people adrift. That the film has become a classic of sorts, despite a horrific “yellowface” performance by Mickey Rooney, is testament to the enduring charm of star Audrey Hepburn, the powerfully winsome melancholy of Henry Mancini’s score and Blake Edwards’ skill at creating a sustained atmosphere of bittersweet romance.

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