Moon River

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the classic story of love between two drifters off to see the world. The incomparable Audrey Hepburn plays Holly Golightly. An eccentric young extrovert with an affinity for looking in the Tiffany’s window at breakfast time. The main theme explored in the movie is whether or not people can belong to each other. A point which I feel makes the movie timeless. Holly Golightly is an iconic character for many reasons. Her appearance of a figure hugging black dress, elbow high gloves, and an extra long cigarette holder is synonymous with cinema. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is practically perfect, right down to the cat named cat. The only problem is (and it’s hard to ignore) the portrayal of Mickey Rooney as an asian man. That’s bad enough, but they take it a step further by making him the most stereotypical asian man who ever lived. It was the early 60’s though so you can forgive for it (even if Bruce Lee walked out of the movie for it). Aside from that, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a lovely movie that everyone should see.

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