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Thursday, August 26, 2004

Breakfast at Tiffany's

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.

4 Comments:

  • At 8/26/2004 10:02 AM, Blogger Brian W said…

    You should read Truman Capote's story that it was based on... they made just enough changes to the movie that the plot of the story will be a surprise.

     
  • At 8/26/2004 10:18 AM, Blogger Becky said…

    Thanks for the tip. I'll be able to do that once I get caught up on my overdue fines. I've been holding onto Mary Pickford's autobiography for too long.

     
  • At 8/27/2004 1:26 AM, Blogger Di said…

    I finally watched it as well, and frankly it didn't hold my interest. I don't know why exactly, possibly not my kind of movie.

     
  • At 8/27/2004 1:31 AM, Blogger Di said…

    I finally watched it as well, and frankly it didn't hold my interest. I don't know why exactly, possibly not my kind of movie.

     

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