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Breakfast at Tiffany's
Widely regarded as one of Audrey Hepburn's finest moments, Blake Edwards's enduring popular romantic comedy swoons back onto the big screen, 50 years after its original theatrical release. Holly Golightly (Hepburn) is a desperately lonely socialite living in New York, who is searching rather forlornly for a rich, older husband to support herself and her brother. Her restrictive outlook on life is forever changed when she meets her new neighbour Paul Varjak (George Peppard), an aspiring author and kept man involved in an adulterous affair with a wealthy older woman (Patricia Neal). Holly and Paul become firm friends, introducing one another to their particular worlds, but their feelings gradually turn to affection and love. Penned by George Axelrod from Truman Capote's novel, Breakfast At Tiffany's is a charming romantic comedy, blessed with Henry Mancini's airy musical score (including the unforgettable "Moon River" written in collaboration with Johnny Mercer) and Givenchy's era-defining fashions. Hepburn is mesmerising, playing Holly initially as an adorable airhead, but gradually dismantling her defences to reveal the pain and self-doubt which have compelled the poor girl to seek refuge in gaudy excess. The actress looks effortlessly stylish, and is complimented by Peppard's solid turn. The pair are electric on screen together.