Friday, 11 November 2011

The Review - Breakfast at Tiffany's

So a few weeks ago I surprised my husband Luke with tickets to the 50th Anniversary screening of Breakfast At Tiffany's. Yes, my husband is such a man he can freely admit that he enjoys a good chick flick now and again. Other reasons for deciding to go were: 1) How often do you get to see a classic movie on the big screen? 2) Luke had never actually seen Breakfast At Tiffany's before. 3) All money made from the tickets went towards breast cancer research. Pretty neat idea if you ask me.
Although the audience was made up almost completely of females, I was glad to see there were a few gents getting behind the cause.
I saw this movie for the first time about 5 years ago. And I have to say it's one of those movies which is always different from what you expected it would be. Especially me; I was one of the nuff-nuffs who, in spite of the fact that Audrey Hepburn is practically dripping with diamonds on every poster, always assumed that "Tiffany" was one of the characters' names.

Every time I watch this movie I always want a sleep mask with eyelashes, and to buy a cat and call it "Cat."

Holly Golightly: I'm like cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other.


My gran's all time favourite song was "Moon River", and it always makes me think of her.
Interesting titbit 1: I had this song played at my wedding for my dance with my dad - he was naturally very teary. :)
Interesting titbit 2: When you put the lyrics into Google Translator and translate it to Arabic and then back to English the line "My huckleberry friend" becomes "I have a friend berries." :) Does anyone else find this amusing, or is it just me?


I love the final scene of this movie, on the street in the pouring rain looking for the cat. Plus who doesn't love the cat smooshing at the end. :)
A great movie. Audrey Hepburn is beautiful and really the epitome of elegance. In many ways this movie is a character study of Holly Golightly, but it is also a very sweet story about the two lost souls.


In conclusion, if you haven't seen it you probably should, and even better if you can support a great cause at the same time.
PS: I want this hat.
PPS: Yes, Luke enjoyed the movie.

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