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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Tr?s Distingu?: "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


Tr?s Distingu?: "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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Quotes from

Holly Golightly: I'm like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other.


Holly Golightly: Ahh... Do I detect a look of disapproval in your eye?
[spays perfume in Paul's direction]
Holly Golightly: Tough beans buddy, 'cause that's the way it's gonna be.


Paul Varjak: I love you.
Holly Golightly: So what.
Paul Varjak: So what? So plenty! I love you, you belong to me!
Holly Golightly: [tearfully] No. People don't belong to people.
Paul Varjak: Of course they do!
Holly Golightly: I'll never let ANYBODY put me in a cage.
Paul Varjak: I don't want to put you in a cage, I want to love you!


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Facts about

The book Paul has written and brings to Holly's apartment is titled "Nine Lives" - a reference to Cat.
Contrary to popular belief, the movie follows Truman Capote's original novel quite closely. The character of Mag Wildwood, the Amazon-like model who crashes Holly's party in the film, is a major character in the novel. Capote describes her as having a stutter. In the film, Mag does indeed stutter though this isn't explained. During the shoplifting sequence, Holly briefly dons a Huckleberry Hound mask; a direct reference to a line in her song, "Moon River." Although Audrey Hepburn's performance of "Moon River" is unsurpassed, it would not be officially released until after her death. Holly's "bad date" prior to her first visit to Paul's apartment is only heard behind a door. The man who provides this voice is uncredited, but he sounds a lot like Mel Blanc, who at the time was working with film co-star Alan Reed on The Flintstones.
Director Blake Edwards was lunching with Mickey Rooney at a posh Hollywood restaurant when Rooney objected to how his salad was being tossed by the waiter and proceeded to show the 'proper' way to do it. Edwards thought Rooney's attention-getting routine so funny that he wrote it into the movie.
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