Breakfast At Tiffanys Centennial Collection

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New york playgirl holly golightly puzzles a writer who has moved into her apartment building.


Studio Paramount
SKU 209856626
UPC 097361405247
UPC 14 00097361405247
Format DVD
Release Date 5/19/2009
Rating NR
Essential Cinema
Love Story
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Blake Edwards's adaptation of Truman Capote's classic novella is ideally cast with Audrey Hepburn in the role of Holly Golightly. The free-spirited gamine darts about New York, feted by wealthy men drawn to her megawatt charm and elegance, hoping that the party will never end. After "shopping" in front of Tiffany's window, she meets aspiring writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard), and they begin a platonic friendship. "Sponsored" by an older woman (Patricia Neal) whose interest in the young man is more than literary, he can identify with her experience better than most, taking it upon himself to protect her from the worst aspects of city life. But she seems to need little protection from such friends as incarcerated mob boss Sally Tomato (Alan Reed), who pays her to carry messages to Sing Sing. With her infectious joi de vivre, she helps Paul break through a paralyzing case of writer's block. But when the genial Doc Golightly (Buddy Ebsen) appears in New York in search of Holly, the sources of her gossamer lifestyle suddenly become clearer. Edwards's lighter-than-air romantic comedy, set in a fantasy New York, rides on the irresistible charm of Hepburn at her peak, as well as a memorable score by Henry Mancini. Although George Axelrod's screenplay is as different from the original story as George Peppard is from the young Capote, the film succeeds on its own terms.
Plot Summary
Summary BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S is one more reason to fall in love with Audrey Hepburn in this this sparkling and, at times, poignant comedy about a free-spirited young woman from the hinterlands redefining herself in New York City. Based on a Truman Capote story, it also features the timeless melody "Moon River" by Henry Mancini.
Total Film "...BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S still exerts an enduring charm, not least because of the poise and waif-like beauty of the bewitching Hepburn..." -- 4 out of 5 stars 03/01/2001 p.98,4 stars out of 5 -- "Audrey Hepburn truly made the role her own with a canny combination of naivety and sass..." 07/01/2006 p.127
USA Today "...[The film] remains one of the most attractive screen portraits of New York City from the early '60s..." 10/08/1999 p.12E
Sight and Sound "...Ravishing..." 01/01/2001 p.63
New York Times "[T]he 1961 Audrey Hepburn classic....There is no denying the charm and grace of her performance, nor the exquisite cut of her Givenchy wardrobe." 02/14/2006 p.E3
Widescreen Review "[Hepburn stars as] a dazzling and stylish young woman whose life is both mysterious and charming, yet heartbreaking." 04/01/2006 p.62
Blake Edwards
Audrey Hepburn
George Peppard
Patricia Neal
Cast & Crew
Martin Balsam - Star
Audrey Hepburn - Star
Mickey Rooney - Star
George Peppard - Star
John McGiver - Star
Patricia Neal - Star
Buddy Ebsen - Star
Truman Capote - Source Writer
Howard A. Smith - Editor
Edith Head - Costume Designer
Franz Planer - Director of Photography
Henry Mancini - Composer
George Axelrod - Screenwriter
Blake Edwards - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1961
Catalog ID 140524
UPC 00097361405247
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 114 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Name Henry Mancini
Award Category Best Original Score
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1961
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Henry Mancini
Award Category Best Original Song
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1961
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Johnny Mercer
Award Category Best Original Song
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1961
Award Giver Academy Awards
DVD, English, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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