Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Movie Madness Carnival: Breakfast at Tiffany's

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?

Go check out the other entries at Daily Mish Mash's Movie Madness Carnival!


Jen said...

I know what you mean about this movie. I couldn't understand what all the hype was about. I agree about the ending though.

My movie gaps are similar to yours. I've never seen the Terminator movies or James Bond. I've also never seen the Star Wars movies all the way through or Indiana Jones. How crazy is that!!

Thanks for participating in the Carnival! I just added your link to the list! :)

Mama Dawg said...

Oh, man. I love this movie. I've loved this movie since I was a late teen.

You need to see "An Affair to Remember". It's another MUST SEE.

Anonymous said...

I actually enjoyed the whole film but I agree that it tended to drag until the end.

As for gaps in my movie watching, I don't really have any unless you count Horror films since I never really enjoyed those ahah.

Audra Krell said...

Yes! Someone else that can't recite the lines from every single big movie ever made. I have never seen Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Jerk, Caddyshack, all the funny ones. People will quote a funny line and I just stand there, I have no idea what they are saying.

Tammy said...

I never thought about this movie the way you put it but you are so right. I haven't seen this movie in years. I think I might rent it again soon.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the movie review. You are correct, this is a movie you have to endure to the end before it grabs you. =0)

Angie said...

Love this movie!

I am excited to hear that you love LOST as well.. What did you think about the season finale??

Abbreviated said...

Should re watch this.

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