MovingPictures’s review published on Letterboxd:
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961) USA, colour, 110m.
Directed by Blake Edwards.
Based on a novella by Truman Capaote.
Watched on the big screen in a real movie theatre, thanks to Folkets Bio/Cinemateket in Umeå, Sweden 2018-04-09.
There were more than eighty spectators in a room with a hundred seats in this one-off viewing.
This was a long due rewatch and as usually much better on the big screen. Very thankful to Folkets Bio for this chance.
Audrey Hepburn is of course GREAT!
George Peppard, Mickey Rooney and Patricia Neal in other roles.
None of them has any tasteful or flattering role in the film.
But even if Truman Capote's novella, situated in the forties, show a more brutal and disgusting reality, the film is moved into contemporary sixties and a bit bold for 1961.
The almost thirty minutes long party scene in Holly Golightly's apartment is HILARIOUS and I can only regard it as the mother of party scenes. This film gets only better for each viewing.
The music by Henry Mancini is of course good with a high point in 'Moon River', written by Mancini and Johnny Mercer and performed by Audrey Hepburn.
I am not going to be shocked today by the fact that Mickey Rooney has a role that makes fun of and is degrading to Japanese-Americans. This was 57 years ago. Sixeen years after WW2 ended.
I agree that It was distasteful even then, but I am not crusading against this in 2018. I like the film ANYWAY.
Upgraded it to 9/10 instead of 8.