I've just seen "Breakfast at Tiffany's" for the first time

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nah -- I wish more women used cigarette holders and named their cats Cat.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 21:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't forget about her earplug/rings!

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 21:10 (five years ago) Permalink

It's a heartwarming story of manipulative urban whores with some touching old-style racism for leavening. Cat was hot tho, despite being left out in the rain.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 21:17 (five years ago) Permalink

did y'all know that this film was originally john frankenheimer and george axelrod's baby? then the studio hired audrey hepburn and she wanted frankenheimer off the project.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:22 (five years ago) Permalink

i think f. maybe wanted kim stanley to star.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:23 (five years ago) Permalink

kinda wish we'd all stop talking about the "racism"

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:35 (five years ago) Permalink

The Mickey Rooney character is egregious!

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Patricia Neal is kind of lovely in this, though.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

misread that as Patrice O'Neal at first and lol

a dense custard of infinity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:44 (five years ago) Permalink

I dunno. The film is fraught in more interesting ways than Mickey Rooney's textbook caricature..

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:47 (five years ago) Permalink

Holly is definitely more louche in the novella - it kind of reminds me of whom Cole Porter wished to play him in a film bio ('Night and Day'); Cary Grant.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:53 (five years ago) Permalink

but Cary Grant COULD have played him a better film! I mean, Cary Grant is the distillation of every Cole Porter song character.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:54 (five years ago) Permalink

It was a hit too

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:55 (five years ago) Permalink

I like my demi-mondaines a little real and cruffy around the edges or I like them like Zola's Nana, entirely too OTT.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 22:56 (five years ago) Permalink

i reread the novella a couple years ago and was amazed how dislikeable holly was! which of course is the point -- in real life, ppl like holly are impossible to be friends with.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 23:53 (five years ago) Permalink

the film kind of gets that across a little maybe?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 13:22 (five years ago) Permalink

It does if you look past Hepburn's natural charm. I like her so much better in 'Roman Holiday'.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 13:43 (five years ago) Permalink

It just occurred to me that José Luis de Vilallonga is in both "Breakfast at Tiffany's' and 'Darling' - interesting comparing the two.

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 13:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Having been to Rome a few times over the past 2 years, we watched RHol recently.

The scene where they're driving crazy through town on scooters, I keep expecting them to crash into all the market barrows selling Audrey Hepburn souvenirs!

Mark G, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 13:48 (five years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

so there's a stage adap opening on Broadway in March; faithful to Capote, ie, set during WW2 and presumably FRED IS GAY.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/173395-Broadways-Breakfast-at-Tiffanys-Goes-on-Sale-to-General-Public-Dec-24

gonna disappoint a lotta Audrey-lovin' tourists

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 15 January 2013 20:48 (four years ago) Permalink


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