Film: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Opened: October 5, 1961

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam & Mickey Rooney

Audrey Hepburn graces the screen in her most iconic role as Holly Golightly in the film version of Truman Capote’s novella.

Holly Golightly is a New York socialite who has little to her name including cares or worries. When writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) moves into the same apartment building, the two’s lives become intertwined.

Hepburn will instantly have you under her spell. She’s elegant and unafraid to show a bit of Holly’s damaged side. Unfortunately both her and Peppard’s characters have any of the LGBTQIA+ signs from the novella removed.

The unfortunate part of this film is the grossly white-washed character of Mr. Yunioshi played be Mickey Rooney. Both Rooney and director Blake Edwards have addressed the miscasting, but his stereotypical portrayal leaves a bad mark on an otherwise fashionable film.

Final say: As memorable as the blue box. ★★★★☆

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