“We belong to nobody, and nobody belongs to us. We don’t even belong to each other.”
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film was directed by Blake Edwards and released by Paramount Pictures. It is loosely based on the novella of the same name by Truman Capote. Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naïve, eccentric café society girl is generally considered to be the actress’s most memorable and identifiable role. Hepburn regarded it as one of her most challenging roles, since she was an introvert required to play an extravert.
“There was once a very lovely, very frightned girl. She lived alone except by a nameless cat.”
“’Moon River’ was written for her. No one else has ever understood it so completely. There have been more than one thousand versions, but hers is unquestionably the greatest.”
– Henry Mancini, composer of Moon River.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s was received positively at the time, and won two Academy Awards: Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “Moon River.” “Moon River” was also selected as the fourth most memorable song in Hollywood history by the American Film Institute in 2004. The film was also nominated for three other Academy Awards: Best Actress for Hepburn, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Art Direction.
Watch Audrey Hepburn’s Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s: