There are many huge gaps in my film viewing history. I didn't watch television or movies much growing up, and so I have missed many films that are considered to be classics. I've mentioned before that I've never seen any of the Terminator movies, I've never seen a James Bond movie, I've never seen Casablanca, or Roman Holiday. Until recently, Breakfast at Tiffany's was on that list as well. I wanted to see it though, if for nothing else than that I love "Moon River" Possible spoilers lie ahead.
I recently watched this film. At first, I was utterly annoyed by everything. Holly got on my nerves. Paul got on my nerves. I couldn't understand either one of them, and the plot seemed to drag. This is the perfect example of a movie that must be endured to the end for the payoff, when you suddenly realize it simply wouldn't have been effective at all to portray either character differently. That final scene at the end as she is standing in the rain calling the unnamed cat is so poignant that it was worth enduring that whole party scene. I was interested also to see Mickey Rooney's portrayal of a Japanese man. This is often referred to with a bit of shame for the misunderstanding and poor portrayal of Japanese in American film. And lastly, I was somewhat captivated by Audrey Hepburn, she was so little and graceful, I have no problem seeing why she was so adored in her time.
So now I've seen Breakfast at Tiffany's! Have you seen it? What are the gaps in your film history?
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