Friday, August 12, 2011

Breathless v. Breakfast

Last year, it was Breathless, outdoors at the foot of the Champs-Elysées.

This year, it was Breakfast at Tiffany's under the Brooklyn Bridge, with Manhattan's downtown skyline across the river.

Which would you rather see? Where would you rather be?


  1. Oh geez!
    Breakfast at Tiffany's for who I want to be...
    but I wouldn't mind dseeing Breathless again! The first time I watched it I was a bit too young to understand it all!

  2. Oh, definitely Breathless! Jean-Paul Belmondo makes ME breathless. And Breakfast at Tiffany's unfortunate casting of Mickey Rooney as the "Japanese" neighbor ruined the film for me.

  3. I want both back to back...greedy arent I? Love your blog.

  4. I'd stop in Manhattan on my way to Paris. Because an outdoor movie set amid the cornfields and beanfields of Southern Minnesota just isn't as appealing.

  5. After being in both places and having watched both movies...I would say "Breakfast at Tiffany's" in NYC would be more magical:]

  6. Even as Paul Newman was creating a male archetype for the Sixties in "The Hustler", so was Audrey Hepburn doing the same for the female of the species in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". She was, of course, already a major star, but in the Fifties Hepburn had established a sense of aristocratic innocence, of fawn-like vulnerability, of pixieish charm blended with vixenish soul. By that decade's end it was clear Ms Hepburn would soon be too old to play such ingenuous parts and, wisely, she started searching for something different. Hepburn needed a vehicle which would provide the proper translation into more mature, sophisticated roles without ever turning her back on her old screen image. Luckily, she happened on Holly Golightly, the unforgettable female created by Truman Capote in his delightful novella.