Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Truman Capote's novella gets the Hollywood treatment. 3.7 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Blake Edwards
Cast George Peppard, Mickey Rooney Audrey Hepburn
Studio Paramount Picures
Release Date January 2011
Running Time 115 mins
 

Truman Capote's novella gets the Hollywood treatment.

First released in 1961

Reviews

The New York Times

A. H. Weiler

A word must be said for the wild party thrown by Miss Hepburn and her visit to Tiffany's in which John McGiver, as a terrifyingly restrained clerk, solicitously sells a trinket for under $10: Both scenes are gems of invention. If all of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" doesn't measure up to these high standards, there are always Miss Hepburn and enough other ingredients to make it a pleasantly memorable entertainment.

06/10/1961

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The Times

Kate Muir

...as elegant as ever ...

20/01/2011

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Total Film

Neil Smith

Truman Capote’s 1958 novel told of a homosexual who befriends a prostitute... Its charms remain undiminished after five decades, despite Mickey Rooney’s Mr Yunioshi…

26/12/2010

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Variety

Variety Staff

Out of the elusive, but curiously intoxicating Truman Capote fiction, scenarist George Axelrod has developed a surprisingly moving film, touched up into a stunningly visual motion picture.

21/01/2011

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Time Out

Cath Clarke

Asked what he disliked about the 1961 movie of his novella, Truman Capote replied: ‘Oh God, just everything. It made me want to throw up.’ ... Capote was right about one thing: Audrey Hepburn was miscast.

20/01/2011

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

Audrey Hepburn may be iconic in publicity stills, but actually walking and talking, she looks brittle, affected, sexless and evasive. In this softened version of the Capote original, she is a sphinx whose secret has been coyly removed. Well, the movie still looks very good, and you'd need a heart of stone not to love the cat.

20/01/2011

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