The great Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. While I had known that the Johnny Mercer-Henry Mancini song Moon River was written for the movie, I didn’t know that Mancini wrote it specifically for Hepburn’s singing range. Unlike in My Fair Lady, the voice here is Hepburn’s own. The understated George Peppard plays her writer friend.
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Her voice doesn’t have much range, they did a great job arranging the song for her. Not to mention that the story was totally messed up by the screenplay writers. Not ready for Hollywood at the time.
It’s true, the movie is very different from Truman Capote’s story in plot, tone, and even period. Capote’s story is set in the 1940s. But the movie and Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly captured a very specific hip sensibility of the late 50s and early 60s that is now long gone. The sensibility of a time is something that’s so ephemeral; it’s something in which later attempts to replicate usually fail. And for that reminder, I think it’s kind of a fun movie to watch again.
That was a cute! Thanks!