Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Movie Review: Breakfast at Tiffany's

On a scale from 1 to 10 how much do you love the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's"? Few movies can boast of moving the female masses the way this movie has. It not only immortalized Audrey Hepburn as a beautiful ingenue, but it solidified the "little black dress" as the single most important fashion item a woman should own. For years to come when one thinks of the "little black dress" Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" will invariably leap to mind.

The movie is not only a happy place for lovers of fashion and beautiful things but it is also a wonderfully delightful love story. It's funny in all the right places and sweet in the others. The lead actor in the movie, George Peppard, is so dreamy and makes a perfect match for Audrey. That I know of he didn't really do anything else that's blog-worthy, and that's a real shame because I for one would have loved to have seen him in more feature length films. He got into TV later on. Have you ever seen "The A Team"? Well, that's him.

Some of the things I love most about the movie are the quirky things "Holly Golightly" does like: drink milk out of a martini glass, name her cat Cat, smoke with a huge long filter, try to cook mole, and very naively accept payment for visit a mobster once a week in jail. How many normal people do you know who would accept to do that, no matter how much they were getting paid? And she wasn't even getting paid anything significant at all.

In my humble opinion the most fabulous thing she does happens towards the end of the movie when she's about to hear some bad news. She knows what's coming when Paul hands her the letter so she tells him," Hand me the purse darling, a girl can't read this sort of thing without lipstick". How much do you love that? She's positively adorable!

If you haven't seen the movie yet I recommend you run out in all haste and get it. You won't regret it, I promise you. Here's a little taste just to wet your appetite, enjoy!


someone said...

You're so witty :)

M.D. said...
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M.D. said...

I think her arrangement of that song is my all-time fav.
It's so simple yet so flooded with emotion. You can feel her plight. It's almost like she's allowing herself that one moment of weakness and when it's over, she's beautiful and cheerful again. Perfection.