WRITTEN BY: AIMEN KHURRAM
“You call yourself a free spirit, a ‘wild thing,’ and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself.”
Filmed in the heart of Manhattan’s most flamboyant East Side, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a Hollywood classic. The striking charm and elegance of Audrey Hepburn who plays the iconic role of ‘Holly Golightly’ makes the film extremely captivating and engrossing. For all the Audrey fans out there, take a minute to admire her perfect Givenchy numbers, the little black dress and oversized sunglasses that made a statement that transcends ages. This romantic comedy lives up to its place as a classic of its genre. Peppered with bittersweet moments, tinged with melancholy and a fairy-tale ending; this film is a portrayal of the ups and downs of one’s life and leaves the audience to marvel at the fact that when it comes to human relationships, things really haven’t changed since 1961. Moreover, Blake Edwards and Henry Mancini expertly craft the New York City atmosphere of the time with their apt direction and music. Encircling around an elusive socialite and an aspiring writer, this movie comes out as more than just a love story.