Thursday, August 26, 2004
I finally saw Breakfast at Tiffany's which all my friends say is a great movie, and if I loved Gone With The Wind I should love it, too. But, I'm prejudiced against Audrey Hepburn. She's too skinny, and I've never forgiven her for stealing the singing role of Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady from Julie Andrews. However, I tried to keep an open mind. It has some very cute love-story moments, and a few funny scenes. Patricia Neal is great, as the older woman who keeps George Peppard in high cotton. I think the movie is fascinating on another level: underneath the veneer of sixties-style prudery, sophistication and urbanity, what it boils down to is, a prostitute (Audrey Hepburn) falls in love with a gigolo (George Peppard) and decides to keep her cat. If you like classic romantic comedies, you'll love it, but you've probably already seen it.