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  • Published: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Video, c1999.
  • Year Published: 1999
  • Description: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 0792158091 :
  • 097360650549

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Where To Find It

Call number: DVD Comedy Breakfast

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor

Additional Details

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961.

Based on the novel by Truman Capote.

Includes original theatrical trailer.

For specific special features see interactive menu.

Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, Vilallonga, John McGiver, Mickey Rooney.

Holly Golightly is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. Her next-door neighbor, a writer, is "sponsored" by a wealthy patroness. Guessing who's the right man for Holly is easy; seeing just how romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of the film.

DVD format.

Contents: Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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Mostly Great

I really enjoyed the movie, which was quite fun, but their were a few things I did not like. All the smoking and drinking made the movie less enjoyable, and as people have previously mentioned the movie was very racist at points. It is worth while to watch however despite these points.

Amazing Audrey!

I adored this movie. It was so great, Audrey totally nailed the part of Holly Golightly! An awesome movie to watch again, and again!

What We Can Forgive

In response to pkooger's review, I agree that there are certain elements of late 1950s - early 1960s film making that we can forgive or overlook if the story is still great, the acting superb, or the writing as sharp and effective as when it was released. I'm not saying Breakfast at Tiffany's has all of these things -- in fact the writing falls down in a few places -- but I'll still watch it to follow Audrey Hepburn around the sentimental NYC invented in this film, and I'll still laugh at the party socialites and their inane banter. The fictional NYC in this movie is probably the reason I still want to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the New Year's Eve ball drop. The city seems magical. So I still love seeing Audrey sing Moon River on the fire escape even if it isn't her singing. She's simply mesmerizing in this film.

But Rooney's portrayal of the Chinese landlord is unforgivable. This film is not a commentary on immigration, on racism, or on ownership in a city. And Rooney is not being funny (even though he must be trying). This is a comedy-drama that serves best as a vehicle for Audrey Hepburn to be as glamorous and as intriguing as she has ever been on screen.

Most of it is good

Ouch, for the blatant racism. Apart from the scenes where Mickey Rooney plays a Japanese racist caricature, this was actually a pretty good movie. I really enjoyed the party scene.

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