Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" turns 50

Class, style, and charm, she had it all. Fifty years ago, a gorgeous, perfect Audrey Hepburn waltzed onto the big screen as the glamorous, flighty Holly Golighty in "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" and won, essentially, everyone’s hearts. Since then, women of all ages have coveted her timeless look and free-spirited, New York party-girl lifestyle.

Here are 10 things to love about Holly:

1. She strikes a mean pose. The 1961 film's famous poster, on which Audrey Hepburn poses with a long cigarette holder, was named number 18 on a list of the best movie posters of all time.

2. She knows what she likes. "I'm just crazy about Tiffany's!"

3. She's witty. "If I had her money, I'd be richer than she is."

4. She's unsentimental. Her pet cat is simply named "Cat".

5. But not that unsentimental. Who could fail to be moved when she desperately searches an alley in the rain for Cat whom, moments earlier, she had tossed unceremoniously out of a taxi?

6. She's stylish. The famous black dress worn by Hepburn in the opening scenes of the film was designed by Givenchy and sold for $807,000 in 2006.

7. She's looking forward to old age. "It's tacky to wear diamonds before you're 40; and even that's risky … they only look good on the really old girls … wrinkles and bones, white hair and diamonds. I can't wait."

8. She can sing. Moon River was written especially for Hepburn to perform in the film and won an Oscar for best original song.

9. She makes things happen. In 1961 Tiffany & Co opened their doors on a Sunday for the first time since the 19th century, so scenes could be shot.

10. She's a heartbreaker. Though at the end of the film Holly kisses Paul in the rain, in Capote's novel she leaves for Brazil, and – except for a few postcards – he never hears from her again.

In celebration for the 50th anniversary of this iconic film, Paramount Home Entertainment is releasing a Blu-ray version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Watch the exclusive trailer premiere:


Made in Suisse said...

That's a coincidence, I have just read the book and loved it! Now, I am thinking to maybe watch the movie but do tell, is the movie quite faithful to the original story or is there a lot of artistic licenses? Like if she does not leave for Brazil at the end but kisses Paul...I thought that what made the story so good, the lack of happy-ever-after ending...

Expat with Kids said...

I have not read the book but while rearching a bit about the film it seems that the screen Holly is a softer and nicer version of the heroine in the book. The film is definately worth seeing if only for the music. ;)

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