Because Patricia Neal writes her man-whore a check (because man-whores do take checks) in big loopy handwriting, tears it off dramatically, and thrusts is at him as we all must do when giving our gigolos the heave-ho.
Turned it on at the beginning and once again it got me. All except for Micky Rooneys ridiculous character. He should be edited out.
Oh, Holly. I could have told you not to get mixed up with the South American guy.
From a recent post on Self-styled Siren''s blog, where she''s discussing Blake Edward''s legacy:%0D\
"And then the Siren cycles around to Breakfast at Tiffany%E2%80%99s. This film brings up a different question: Howard Hawks%E2%80%99 dictum aside, how many great scenes does it take for the movie itself to be called great? The Siren recuses herself from the bigger argument, again. But she knows how many great scenes it takes for her to overlook every single flaw in a movie, and love it anyway.%0D\
It takes exactly one."%0D\
Great. Now I''ll have that song stuck in my head as I try to go to sleep.\
You''ll say we got nothing in common...
Why was Audrey cast in this? It''s absurd that she''s supposed to be a runaway mother from the American South.
If only Monroe (Capote''s preferred casting) could have done it.
How very dare you, r8?
R7: Because she looked fabulous in Givenchy! That''s reason enough for me.
I agree Hepburn is absurd in the role and completely changes the entire tone of what the movie could have been.\
Peppard''s hotness aside, I''ve never as much as I''ve tried, been able to love or even like this movie.
There was zero chemistry between Peppard & Hepburn. Not for one minute did I think she secretly loved him.
It''s one of the most egregiously compromised films of the ''60s from an artistic standpoint. But I wonder if the story would be worth retelling at this point. Anybody taking on the role of Holly Golightly would be eaten alive.
Oh, please! I thought there was way too much chemistry between Hepburn and Peppard. Obviously, Holly loved Paul, but didn''t want to deal with it.
Good lord, this is the iconic Audrey Hepburn film. \
If we can''t agree on that, this place is a shambles.
All your questions about the film (incl. why Audrey was cast over Marilyn, why the gay narrator became a str8 love interest, was Blaek Edwards gay, etc.) are beautifully answered in this new book.\
A great read and for sale cheap.
I only like the opening where she''s walking down the NYC street in that elegant dress and having coffee and a donut or whatever it is. The rest of the movie is just unpleasant and leaves me cold.
The film leaves me cold. I like Hepburn, but the film lacks charm. I blame George Peppard.
[quote]Peppard''s hotness aside, I''ve never as much as I''ve tried, been able to love or even like this movie.\
Me either. I can''t watch past 30 minutes. And I''ve tried repeatedly.
It''s my favorite movie. I love it.
Breakfast at Tiffany''s\
Sweet Bird of Youth\
The Roman Spring of Patsy Stone\
All these films about old women who hire nake hookers which were really stories about the old gay authors paying for young dick. \
There just aren''t that many old women who buy male street whores.
Peppard was a very handsome guy--almost as good-looking as Paul Newman, and a pretty good actor. There have been hints that he was somewhat temperamental; see the anecdote below from the shooting of Vincente Minnelli's "Home from the Hills"; is that why he didn't have a bigger career?%0D
"That Minnelli and Peppard did not get along is an understatement. Peppard refused to do his more challenging scenes until he could be, or feel, in the right mood to enact them persuasively. Minnelli told Peppard that his approach was fine for a small Greenwich Village theater, but not for a big-budget Hollywood movie. You start to 'feel' the scene when you got off the bus at the location," said Minnelli. %0D
Stubborn and hot-tempered, Peppard decided not to compromise his principles, which meant giving his director hard time. Peppard hoped that a rebellious actor like Mitchum would share his feelings and support him. To Peppard's surprise, Mitchum advised caution: "It's a very expensive hike. I'm sure the studio can sue you. I'm certain it will be your last job. Even though you think Minnelli is wrong, you have to do it his way." %0D
I hate Holly for throwing the cat out of the cab in the rain at the end of the movie.
George Peppard hot in his shirtless scene
[quote]It''s one of the most egregiously compromised films of the ''60s from an artistic standpoint. But I wonder if the story would be worth retelling at this point. Anybody taking on the role of Holly Golightly would be eaten alive.%0D\
Mary Tyler Moore
The book cited at R16 has quite juicy stories about Peppard, and how everyone on the set hated him - esp. Audrey, Blake, and Pat Neal.%0D\
He was a "method" actor who decided the film was about him, not Holly. When Pat Neal said to Audrey "I can''t stand him - how do you play love scenes with him?", Audrey replied "It''s the best acting I''ve ever done".
Mickey Rooney ruined the film for me. That said, I''m with the poster who liked the opening scene. \
I liked the bathtub converted to a couch.
Trivia for Mia at R27: Audrey Hepburn HATED the pastry she ate during the opening scene at Tiffany''s. Never said why, just did.\
Loved the party scene. Was that an early Mike Nichols wearing the eye patch (as one of the guests). Sure looks like him.
What was the opening scene? I missed the first half hour and can''t remember it.
R15, are you insane? It''s a blot on her glove. She''s a hillbilly bride? Please.
Everything about this movie rings false. %0D\
Audrey Hepburn had difficulty with the opening scene because she didn''t like pastry? Bitch please.%0D\
It''s not like they were asking her to eat broccoli.
I have known so many covert hookers in my years of living here in San Francisco that BAT''s always rings true. Closet hookers are phony shallow brittle egotists such as Holly.
Pee Wee Poundstone
Love that movie. Cheers me up everytime. Yes, I realize all its problems but I still love it.
Saw it for the first time last night, then went online and read about it-capote didn't like anything about it. I ended up liking it-made me believe in love for a few minutes anyway, but did get pissed when she threw that cat out in the street in the rain. Obviously, Mickey Rooney's character was shameful. I haven't read the book, but evidently he wasn't even a comical character, and he too tried to reach out to Miss Golightly's loneliness.
This movie is a perfect example of, a bad movie, that has somehow ascended to be proclaimed as "great" over the years.
I first saw BaT as a teenager and just loved it. I cried, cried, cried at the ending. Yes, MARY!!!
But then I read the novella in college.
Now I hate that stupid movie for completely changing the entire goddamned story. Certain scenes (the opening, the infamous party, the theme song on the fire escape, etc.) are fun but the movie as a whole is a piece of shit.
Holly is impossibly glamorous for a girl who lives on tips from men - 50 dollars for the ladies room!
She and the narrator are both whores.
Of course in Truman's story she does go off to South America and the unnamed narrator (who has no romantic interest in Holly) finds Cat has a new home sitting in someone else's window.
But somehow the movie makes it work, with that song, that chorus at the end as they look for Cat in the rain (did any couple look better wet, they must have used glycerine or something on them), but I always feel weepy when she finds the cat who is squeezed between them at the end. Its also a great New York movie with that early 60s vibe.
R33, she didn't have difficulty with the first scene. She just didn't like the pastry. IIRC, she was practically anorexic in her eating habits. What she did was take one small bite of only the roll part and not touch the frosting. It was something in her head, not something that some diva would pitch a fit about. She was incredibly easy to work with on set and well liked.