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Breakfast at Tiffany's

(DVD - 2006)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
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A romantic comedy about an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazillian millionaire and her next-door neighbor, a writer who is sponsored--and stifled--by a wealthy woman.
Title: Breakfast at Tiffany's
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Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2006.
Edition: Anniversary ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Commentary by producer Richard Shepherd; the making of a classic; it's so Audrey: a style icon; brillance in a blue box; Audrey's letter to Tiffany; original theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Based on the novel by Truman Capote.
Title from container.
CPL DVD# 5240337
Summary: A romantic comedy about an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazillian millionaire and her next-door neighbor, a writer who is sponsored--and stifled--by a wealthy woman.
Audience: Not rated.
Local Note: 1 57 69 109 112 113 118 133 138 143 148 172 182 188 198 203 210 211 216 224 245 264 270
ISBN: 9781415718117
1415718113
Statement of Responsibility: Paramount Pictures presents a Jurow-Shepherd production ; directed by Blake Edwards ; produced by Martin Jurow and Richard Shepherd ; screenplay by George Axelrod
Credits: Music, Henry Mancini.
Performers: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, Mickey Rooney.
System Details: DVD; widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, mono.
Other Language: English (5.1 surround or restored mono) or French (mono) dialogue with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) Social life and customs Drama. American fiction 20th century Film adaptations. Authors Drama. Young women Conduct of life Drama. Man-woman relationships Drama.
Genre/Form: Comedy films.
DVD-Video discs-2006.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2006.
Romantic comedy films.
Fiction films-2006.
Feature films-2006.
Topical Term: American fiction
Authors
Young women
Man-woman relationships
Publisher No: 04100
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For a classic movie that many people seemed to love, I found it sort of boring, and found the main character, Holly, quite annoying.

Mar 17, 2014
  • kab1522 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a really fun movie with a really great cast:D

Jan 11, 2014
  • MICHELE R STEWART rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have to say I do and always will love Audrey Hepburn, but her character in this one made me a little uncomfortable, like...CRINGE. ALL the characters did-further more I tried to read the book and closed it and returned it to the library after reading only one chapter. Forget on how offensive the portrayal of a Japanese character was and Im not even Asian, but in the book Blacks were referred to as COONS. YIKES- that was it for me. I have this movie as a DVD and as a VHS because I have collected all her movies. The party was the funniest part for me, that kind of timing you just dont see anymore, as was the mobster in prison, and that Brazilian actor who was in a lot of Federico Fellinis' movies and he is/was as handsome as it gets. but it is a well known fact that the author (Truman C.) of the book HATED Audrey being cast in the role (read her book) and wanted Marilyn Monroe. He was on the set all the time and constantly had something negative to say...Blake couldn't get rid of him. She had (Audrey) just had her first child (you would never believe it in how thin she was) with Mel Ferrer her husband so personally she was very happy at that time. I just loved her.

Dec 28, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Man I wish they'd release a version without Mickey Rooney. So racist, so unfunny, so terrible.

Dec 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I'm typically not one who is particularly fond of romantic comedies/dramas, especially of this era, but I was curious about the hype attached to this one. This is my first time seeing it, and safe to say, my last. To reiterate what others here (and on the bonus DVD) have commented, and countless thousands of cringing viewers have undoubtedly felt, the offensive racist portrayal of a Japanese individual by a Caucasian actor (Rooney) with prosthetics was beyond despicable. Even director Blake Edwards admittedly regretted that horrible mistake. Second, I found no appeal in the 'glamour' of Audrey Hepburn's fashion or style. I couldn't care less about it, "dahling". And her shallow gold-digging character is plastically presented as something 'mahvelous', but to me she is, effectively, a misguided self-absorbed alcoholic prostitute who heartlessly left behind a husband and children in Texas for cocktail parties in Manhattan. And Peppard's character had his head screwed on straighter, but is also a gigolo. Harsh review, sorry. So why the three star rating? For the only reason(s) it won two Oscars. Henry Mancini's Best Score and he and Johnny Mercer's Best Song. Mancini had a gift, and the movie would be something completely different and far less than what it's considered to be were it not for his emotional contribution.

If you are interested we will be discussing this movie at the Carlingwood Library Film Club on October 8/13 at 7:00 pm. See you there

I saw the movie and I had liked it
the music is also nice and also the scenery this is not for children to watch

Very sad movie. Not one of her best, but I guess if you like sad movie's about a young woman who can't hold herself together....

Jan 30, 2013
  • dprodrig rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I don't see the attraction of this movie and I don't think that I will ever "get it." I am not old enough to have been thrilled with it's over the top and over sexuality and not young enough to fall in love with it. You're basically dropped into the life of a less than stable women who has a strange care-free ability to walk into a complete stranger's bedroom in her dressing gown. And then to choose to marry between the foreign national for mercenary reasons or the writer who can't make a living unless decorating the bed of wealthy women. Gah. Gag me with a stick.

Nov 12, 2012
  • MWPH rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I thought it was a beautifully filmed movie and the very definition of "cool". At times, it does feel a tad dated, but you can easily lose yourself in its mod look and feel.

I agree with previous reviewers who mention the racist Asian-American character played by Mickey Rooney. I realize it was a different time, and Asian and other minorities were commonly lampooned in films, and it wasn't frowned upon like it is today, but, even with that understood, his horrible slapstick humor and hateful impression *nearly* ruins the otherwise romantic film. It's really a character who seems completely out of place. I'd get so absorbed into the story, but his very unfunny character (waking up and repeatedly knocking into a lamp? come on) would pop up and yank me back to cringing.

Other than that, I loved Audrey Hepburn's quirky and stunning character and it was great to see George Peppard in his role since I'd honestly only ever seen him on the A Team.

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Dec 10, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Holly Golightly: "I'll tell you one thing, Fred, darling... I'd marry you for your money in a minute. Would you marry me for my money?" Paul Varjak: "In a minute." Holly Golightly: "I guess it's pretty lucky neither of us is rich, huh?" Paul Varjak: "Yeah."

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Feb 24, 2013
  • Red_Sox rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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