Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Breakfast at Tiffany's

"Moon River, wider than a mile, I'm crossing you in style some day. Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker, wherever you're going I'm going your way. Two drifters off to see the world. There's such a lot of world to see. We're after the same rainbow's end-- waiting 'round the bend, my huckleberry friend, Moon River and me."

------------ "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's

I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's in the June holidays and fell in love with it and its lead actress, the lovely Audrey Hepburn. She is so beautiful and her singing of "Moon River" so memorable. The setting of the movie, the plot, the character of Holly Golightly, the outfits and the romance all make for a wonderful classic film. It has the perfect blend of humour and sadness.

The story goes like this: a struggling writer, Paul, moves into a new apartment and meets Holly (real name: Luna Mae), a society girl who dates rich men as her livelihood. Holly's favourite place is Tiffany's, as the name of the movie suggests. Paul, who is probably suffering from writer's block as he has not produced any work for five years, also depends on a woman for his expenses. As the movie progresses, Holly's successive flings with men all fail and Paul comes to know of her past. Paul falls in love with Holly but she stubbornly continues believing that she can find another rich man to latch on to. The film ends with a romantic scene in the rain where Holly finally gains some sense and the two kiss.

"You know what's wrong with you, Miss whoever-you-are? You're chicken. You've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, 'Okay. Life's a fact. People do fall in love. People do belong to each other.' Because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness. You call yourself a free spirit, a wild thing, and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well Baby, you're already in that cage -- you built it yourself. And it's not bounded on the west by Tulip, Texas or on the east by Somaliland. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself."

------------------ Paul

Some screen captures!

Don't you just love the mood of these?

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