Breakfast At Tiffany's (Region 1 DVD)

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Product Details

Barcode
32429256454
Department
Movies & TV
Released
24 Jan 2017
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Region
Region 1
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Release Year
1961
Running Time
114 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Essential Cinema / Love Story / Romance / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
Blake Edwards's adaptation of Truman Capote's classic novella is ideally cast with Audrey Hepburn in the role of Holly Golightly. The free-spirited gamine darts about New York, feted by wealthy men drawn to her megawatt charm and elegance, hoping that the party will never end. After "shopping" in front of Tiffany's window, she meets aspiring writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard), and they begin a platonic friendship. "Sponsored" by an older woman (Patricia Neal) whose interest in the young man is more than literary, he can identify with her experience better than most, taking it upon himself to protect her from the worst aspects of city life. But she seems to need little protection from such friends as incarcerated mob boss Sally Tomato (Alan Reed), who pays her to carry messages to Sing Sing. With her infectious joi de vivre, she helps Paul break through a paralyzing case of writer's block. But when the genial Doc Golightly (Buddy Ebsen) appears in New York in search of Holly, the sources of her gossamer lifestyle suddenly become clearer. Edwards's lighter-than-air romantic comedy, set in a fantasy New York, rides on the irresistible charm of Hepburn at her peak, as well as a memorable score by Henry Mancini. Although George Axelrod's screenplay is as different from the original story as George Peppard is from the young Capote, the film succeeds on its own terms.
Notes
The film was changed extensively from Capote's novel, in which the character of Paul Varjack (played by George Peppard onscreen) was gay.
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region 1
  • Note: Commentary by producer Richard Shepherd
  • Widescreen
Audio:
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French, Spanish
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Cast & Crew
Director
Blake Edwards
Star
Audrey Hepburn / Martin Balsam / Buddy Ebsen / John McGiver / Patricia Neal / George Peppard / Mickey Rooney
Screenwriter
George Axelrod
Source Writer
Truman Capote / Author: Truman Capote
Composer
Henry Mancini
Director of Photography
Franz Planer
Editor
Howard A. Smith
Costume Designer
Edith Head
Movie Critics
New York Times
"[T]he 1961 Audrey Hepburn classic....There is no denying the charm and grace of her performance, nor the exquisite cut of her Givenchy wardrobe."
Dave Kehr (14 Feb 2006, p.E3)
Sight and Sound
"...Ravishing..."
Geoffrey Macnab (1 Jan 2001, p.63)
Total Film
"...BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S still exerts an enduring charm, not least because of the poise and waif-like beauty of the bewitching Hepburn..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
Tom Dawson (1 Mar 2001, p.98)
USA Today
"...[The film] remains one of the most attractive screen portraits of New York City from the early '60s..."
Mike Clark (8 Oct 1999, p.12E)
Widescreen Review
"[Hepburn stars as] a dazzling and stylish young woman whose life is both mysterious and charming, yet heartbreaking."
Danny Richelieu (1 Apr 2006, p.62)

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Original Score
Winner: 1961 - Henry Mancini
Best Original Song
Winner: 1961 - Henry Mancini
Best Original Song
Winner: 1961 - Johnny Mercer