Breakfast at Tiffanys Film Review
The perfect blend of romance, comedy and tragedy, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the must-see classic that captures the life of the young and ambitious, and shows the clear statement of what it is like to make it in a big city. Perfectly put together by Blake Edwards, and creatively written as a novel by Truman Capote, Audrey Hepburn (Holly Golightly) and George Peppard (Paul Varjak) make this film just as special as its name.
I decided to watch this iconic movie, as Manhattan is the city I have fallen in love with since I was a little girl and have dreamed of living there. For many generations, my family have been talking about Breakfast at Tiffany’s and it motivated me to buy the DVD and watch it with my sister, being a fan of Audrey Hepburn’s work; I found myself enjoying every moment of it. I felt happiness, sadness, excitement and love during the whole duration of this movie (1:54)
Set and released in 1961, we are immediately introduced by elegant and gorgeous Holly Golightly as she eats her breakfast at Tiffany and Co (hint in the name) wearing a little black number by Givenchy and sunglasses whilst eating a pastry and drinking coffee, this is the iconic movie-moment, which inspires many people including myself.
Holly Golightly has no intention for love, all she wants to do is have parties, socialise and get money off rich men in whatever way she can. When Paul Varjack, an aspiring writer moves into her building, Holly forgets about the life she lives as a socialite and finds herself interested in Paul’s life.
Despite the fact that in the novel, Capote has no interest in telling the typical boy-meets-girl love story, the film portrays Holly and Paul’s relationship in exactly this way however it grows in an unusual way. We can sense that chemistry between the two will happen from the minute they meet.
Audrey Hepburn pulled this character off astonishingly as she is just as elegant as Holly is portrayed. As