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Breakfast at Tiffany's

1961 romantic comedy movie directed by Blake Edwards

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy-drama movie based on Truman Capote's novella (short book), and starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. The movie won two Academy Awards. It was nominated for a total of five awards. It was directed by Blake Edwards, who also directed seven Pink Panther movies.

Breakfast at Tiffany's (movie)
Directed byBlake Edwards
Produced byMartin Jurow and Richard Shepherd
Written byTruman Capote (novel)
George Axelrod (screenplay)
StarringAudrey Hepburn
George Peppard
Patricia Neal
Buddy Ebsen
Martin Balsam
Mickey Rooney
José Luis de Villalonga
Music byHenry Mancini[1]
CinematographyFranz Planer and Philip H. Lathrop
Edited byHoward A. Smith
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
October 5, 1961
Running time
115 minutes
LanguageEnglish
Budget$2,500,000

Summary of the storyEdit

Breakfast at Tiffany's is about a young woman named Holly Golightly. Holly was married at a very young age but moved to New York City so she could be happy. While in New York, Holly meets a man named Paul Varjak. At first, Paul does not like Holly, though she hopes to become his friend. Over time, they form a friendship and an undeniable romantic attraction forms between the two. Eventually, she learns that running from her "old life" will not make her happy. She learns a lot about herself and how to truly be happy, no matter where she lives or who she is friends with. The movie ends with a very famous scene with Holly and Paul standing in the rain.

Explanation of the titleEdit

Holly believes that material possessions (money and jewelry) will make her happy. She spends time in expensive jewelry stores wishing she had enough money to buy something inside. She sometimes gets a breakfast pastry in the morning and takes it with her to look in the stores. When she spends a day with Paul, she takes him to her favorite jewelry store, Tiffany & Co., just so they can look at all the fine jewelry.

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