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Breakfast at Tiffany's Overview:

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Blake Edwards and produced by Martin Jurow and Richard Shepherd.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Truman Capote published in 1958.

Breakfast at Tiffany's was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2012.

Academy Awards 1961 --- Ceremony Number 34 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressAudrey HepburnNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray MoyerNominated
Best Music - ScoringHenry ManciniWon
Best Music - SongMusic by Henry Mancini; Lyrics by Johnny MercerWon
Best WritingGeorge AxelrodNominated
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Très Distingué: "Breakfast at Tiffany's," another "Big Screen Classic" from TCM and Fathom Events

By The Lady Eve on Nov 29, 2016 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

Each month this year Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events have teamed to bring "Big Screen Classics" into movie theaters around the country. The series kicked off with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) in January and will close with From Here To Eternity (1953) in December. Audrey Hepbu... Read full article


Très Distingué: "Breakfast at Tiffany's," another "Big Screen Classic" from TCM and Fathom Events

By The Lady Eve on Nov 29, 2016 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

Each month this year Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events have teamed to bring "Big Screen Classics" into movie theaters around the country. The series kicked off with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) in January and will close with From Here To Eternity (1953) in December. Audrey Hepb... Read full article


In Theaters: Fandango and TCM Present Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)

By KC on Nov 27, 2016 From Classic Movies

I had a lovely time at the multi-plex this afternoon, where I had the rare opportunity to watch a classic film in the kind of theater that is usually home to the latest big screen blockbuster. Because of this, it always feels like a triumph to me to attend movies presented by TCM Big Screen Classics... Read full article


2011 TCM Classic Film Festival--Citizen Kane, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and La Dolce Vita at Grauman's Chinese Theater

on May 9, 2011 From GlamAmor

When anyone first arrives in Los Angeles, Grauman's Chinese Theater is without a doubt on the short list of places to visit. The iconic theater and historical landmark is part of the pilgrimage for just about every tourist. And rightfully so. Since 1927, the Chinese Theater has been the site of ... Read full article


Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961).

By Dawn on Dec 30, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). Romantic comedy. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film was directed by Blake Edwards. It was loosely based on the novel of the same name by Truman Capote. Orangey as "Cat" (trained by Frank Inn). He... Read full article


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Sally Tomato: [Giving his latest "weather report" to Holly & Paul] Snow flurries expected this weekend in New Orleans.


[Holly whistles loudly to hail a cab]
Paul Varjak: I never could do that.
Holly Golightly: 's easy.


Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
Paul Varjak: Sure.
Holly Golightly: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!


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Facts about

Truman Capote maintained that he based Holly Golightly on Carol Grace (the former wife of William Saroyan and future wife of Walter Matthau), who had been a friend of his while living in New York.
Audrey felt that she was miscast as Holly Golightly in this film, although it was one of her most popular roles.
The famous black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in the opening scenes of this movie was sold for $807,000 on December 4, 2006 at Christie's Auction House in London, making it the second most expensive piece of movie memorabilia ever sold. The first is the Best Picture Oscar for Gone with the Wind.
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