Overview of Breakfast at Tiffanys
Her little black dress and long cigarette holder have become
Hi, I'm Christina Hartman and today on About.com we're taking a look at the classic romantic comedy, Breakfast at Tiffany's.The movie Breakfast at Tiffany's is based on a novella by Truman Capote published in 1958. Capote had Marilyn Monroe in mind for the lead. But the studio went with Audrey Hepburn instead.Released in 1961, Breakfast at Tiffany's tells the story of free-spirited Holly Golightly. She's a young woman who lives in a bare New York apartment, wears designer clothes, and refuses to give her cat a name because they would be too much of a commitment.A struggling writer named Paul Varjak, played by George Peppard, moves into Holly's apartment building and becomes intrigued with her. She's flirty and sophisticated at the wild cocktail parties she throws, but sweet and vulnerable when they're alone. Just when Holly and Paul start to fall in love, a figure from her past appears in New York to shed light on the mystery of who she is – and what she's running from. Breakfast at Tiffany's is not so much a boy-meets–girl story, as it's a story about two people who can learn to forgive each other for their failings and weaknesses.Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of Audrey Hepburn's best-loved films. Her little black dress and long cigarette holder have become cinema icons. Henry Mancini's "Moon River" became a classic, and received an Academy Award for Best Original Song.The title of the film comes from Holly's love of the famous New York jewelry store.Whenever she gets the down and depressed, she gets in a cab and heads straight to Tiffany's. She says, it calms me down right away [because] nothing very bad could happen to you there.Thanks for watching our short profile of the romantic comedy, Breakfast at Tiffany's. For more information go to About.com.