Breakfast at Tiffany's This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


   In this classic film, director Blake Edwards offers a glimpse of New York City lifein the early 1960s with a romantic twist.

Audrey Hepburn stars as HollyGolightly, a free-spirited party girl and aspiring socialite looking for a richman to marry. That plan is complicated when she starts falling in love with theyoung novelist Paul Varjak, played by George Peppard, who moves into herapartment

building. Both their lives become more complicated as a resultof their relationship, which develops in spite of their already complexindividual lives.

Audrey Hepburn, nominated for Best Actress for herperformance, is a delight as Holly Golightly, who at first uses her lifestyle asa way to run from her true self. Holly, initially wacky, turns poignant as thetalented Hepburn skillfully broadens her character, especially late in the moviewhen we discover her real background.

Hepburn and Peppard have greatscreen chemistry and are convincing as people in love. They grow emotionally andimprove their lives because of their friendship and love. They overcome theirflaws and move to a more positive mindset that brings a better way of life forboth.

The roles of lesser-known characters in the story are played byactors who captivate nonetheless, ensuring every viewer can relate on one levelor another to the plot. Buddy Ebsen is terrific as Holly's first husband,dominating the scenes with her and Paul.

George Axelrod wrote thescreenplay based on Truman Capote's novella, but changed the ending, overCapote's

objections. While Hepburn did not walk away with the Oscar forBest Actress, the film's theme song, "Moon River,"

did winone.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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