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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

For Jennie...

Holly Golightly, glittering socialite traveller, generally upwards, sometimes sideways and once in a while down. She's up all night drinking cocktails and breaking hearts. She's a shoplifter, a delight, a drifter, and a tease. She hasn't got a past. She doesn't want to belong to anything or anyone. Not to 'Rusty' Trawler, the blue-chinned, cuff-shooting millionaire man about women about town. Not to Salvatore 'Sally' Tomato, the Mafia sugar-daddy doing life in Sing Sing. Not to a starving writer. Not even to her one-eyed rag-bag pirate of a cat. One day Holly might find somewhere she belongs. Until then she's travelling.

Holiday Golighty- she's glamorous, comical, and crazy. I consider this as a short story, because any book under 200 pages is just short. Anyway good friend Jennie asked me which one is better the book or the movie? Hmmm... I am torn because Audrey hepburn played the role and I love the movie, so what I'm goin to do is write the difference of the book and the movie and you'll decide.

-Mag Wildwood's character have more personality and have more scenes in the book.
- Holly was 18 on the beginning of the book, which makes her a teen slut. Which I admire her for. - Mr. Yunioshi's photographer character was more visible and I cannot picture him as Mickey Rooney, plus he's much dignified in the book.
- The Narrator's name was "Buster". (cracked me up, when I read it)- It had a darker portrait of Holly. - I love dark characters and such, so...- The image in my head when I read: "Holliday Golithly, travelling..."
- 'It's better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes and things disappear...' Holly Golightly

- Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard!!!
- I am a fan of the 60's and it goes to saying that I like a visual of what they wear how they act and what was New York then.
- You actually see her eating outside Tiffany's.
- the outfits and that long stem cig holder is so enticing.
- the part where she sang "Moon River" by her fire escape.
- it's funnier seeing Mag Wildwood dropped to the floor.

That's all I have Jen, so I guess I like both.

1 comment:

Virginia C said...

Thanks so much for this review. It's very interesting to see some of the differences between the book and the movie. Truman Capote was very unhappy with the film adaptation of his book. He abhorred the choice of Audrey Hepburn as "Holly". Well, sorry, Mr. Capote...this is movie magic! A beautiful slice of the swingin' 60's : )

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