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Story

No film better utilizes Audrey Hepburn's flighty charm and svelte beauty than this romantic adaptation of Truman Capote's novella. Hepburn's urban sophisticate Holly Golightly, an enchanting neurotic living off the gifts of gentlemen, is a bewitching figure in designer dresses and costume jewelry. George Peppard is her upstairs neighbor, a struggling writer and "kept" man financed by a steely older woman (Patricia Neal). His growing friendship with the lonely Holly soon turns to love and threatens the delicate balance of both of their compromised lives. Taking liberties with Capote's bittersweet story, director Blake Edwards and screenwriter George Axelrod turn New York into a city of lovers and create a poignant portrait of Holly, a frustrated romantic with a secret past and a hidden vulnerability. Composer Henry Mancini earned Oscars for the hit song "Moon River" and his tastefully romantic score. The only sour note in the whole film is Mickey Rooney's demeaning performance as the apartment's Japanese manager, an offensively overdone stereotype even in 1961. The rest of the film has weathered the decades well. Edward's elegant yet light touch, Axelrod's generous screenplay, and Hepburn's mix of knowing experience and naivet combine to create one of the great screen romances and a refined slice of high society bohemian chic.

DVD Features

  • Audio commentary by producer Richard Shepherd
  • The Making Of A Classic featurette
  • It's So Audrey! A Style Icon featurette
  • Brilliance In A Blue Box featurette
  • Audrey's Letter To Tiffany featurette
  • Original theatrical trailer

VHS Features

  • NTSC

    Cast

    Audrey HepburnHolly Golightly
    George PeppardPaul Varjak
    Patricia Neal2-E
    Buddy EbsenDoc Golightly
    Martin BalsamO.J. Berman
    José Luis de VilallongaJosé
    John McGiverTiffany's Salesman
    Alan ReedSally Tomato
    Dorothy WhitneyMag Wildwood
    Stanley AdamsRusty Trawler
    Elvia AllmanLibrarian
    Mickey RooneyMr. Yunioshi

    • Genre: Romance Movies
    • Director: Blake Edwards
    • Producer: Paramount
    • Length: 115 min
    • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
    • Theatrical Release
      North AmericaOct 5, 1961
      JapanNov 8, 1961
    • Ratings
      North AmericaG
      EuropePG
      AustraliaPG
    • Blu-ray Release
      North AmericaSep 20, 2011
    • DVD Release
      North AmericaFeb 7, 2007
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