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Throwback Thursday-Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a mysterious member of the opposite sex (or the same-sex if you are gay) will always hold a certain amount of appeal.

In the classic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) has moved into an apartment building in New York City. He is intrigued by his neighbor, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), whose seems to be two different people. She is social, sophisticated and sexy when hosting or attending parties, but when they are alone, she reveals, a sweeter, slightly neurotic side to herself.

Based on a book by Truman Capote, this movie is a classic in every sense of the word. It is an uncomplicated, compelling tale which in both book and film format, has lasted many years. And it also helps that Audrey Hepburn’s wardrobe in the film is iconic and is still replicated today. My only complaint is that the lone Asian character, as played by Mickey Rooney is a stereotype that is too easy to laugh at.

I recommend it.

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