Friday, May 27, 2011

Breakfast at Tiffany's, Cats and Movie Trivia

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Breakfast at Tiffany's 

Breakfast at Tiffany's has to be my all-time favourite romantic movie. The ending always makes me cry – not because – Holly and Paul get together – but because they found Cat and that everything for all of them was going to be just fine from then on.

Breakfast at Tiffany's Trivia

Author Truman Capote envisioned Marilyn Monroe in the part of Holly Golightly. Monroe was originally cast as Golightly, but her drama coach, Lee Strasberg, told her that playing a call-girl was not good for her image. The film went on to be a huge success, with Monroe's replacement Audrey Hepburn receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress.
Holly's couch is really an old-fashioned bathtub split in half. In some scenes, you can still see the gold handles at one end and the legs on the bottom.
Audrey Hepburn hated Danish pastries, making filming the famous opening scene a bit of a chore for her.
Audrey Hepburn said the scene where she throws Cat into the rainy street was the most difficult thing she ever had to do on film.
The song "Moon River" was written especially for Audrey Hepburn, since she had no training as a singer. The vocals were written to be sung in only one octave.
At a post-production meeting following a screening of the film, a studio executive, in reference to "Moon River," said, "Well, I think the first thing we can do is get rid of that stupid song." Audrey Hepburn stood up at the table and said, "Over my dead body!" The song stayed in the picture.
Contrary to popular belief, the movie follows Truman Capote's original novel quite closely. The character of Mag Wildwood, the Amazon-like model who crashes Holly's party in the film, is a major character in the novel. 
The party sequence was reportedly the longest and hardest scene to shoot in the entire movie.
Mickey Rooney's character, Mr. Yunioshi, the disgruntled neighbour, was not in the original book. 
During the shoplifting sequence, Holly briefly dons a Huckleberry Hound mask; a direct reference to a line in her song, "Moon River." Although Audrey Hepburn's performance of "Moon River" is cinema magic, it would not be officially released until after her death. 
Holly Golightly wears the same dresses all the way through the movie, simply changing the accessories to give each outfit a different look. Her black shift dress features through the movie at least four times. The black dress worn during the film's opening sequence was sold for $807,000 on December 4, 2006 at Christie's Auction House in London. This made it the second most expensive piece of movie memorabilia ever sold. The first is the Best Picture Oscar for Gone with the Wind (1939) 
Re-blogged from The Internet Movie Data Base  
               A behind the scenes shot during the filming of the rain sequence.

Spoooky Reading 

Sleeping as an art form... 

I'm a cat lover so indulge me!

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And this is what truly pissed-off looks like!

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Now for something completely different...

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1 comment:

  1. Love! Love! LOVE!! Breakfast At Tiffany's. In fact I used one of your photos for my post on a Dream Proposal. And now your newest follower!!

    Come check out Those Four Words we're talking about this week if you please, PLEASE!!