Imagine New York City in the ’60s, a busy city buzzing with excitement while everyone looks incredibly chic in their now vintage clothes. A time when men opened doors for women, women didn’t pick up the tabs at bars and it was unladylike to be out past midnight. Nothing paints this scene better than this week’s Instant Movie pick, Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961). Holly Golightly runs around NYC in this classic tale of a girl looking for love in the city. Besides making my life seem deadening in comparison, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a classic film that should be a part every girls movie collection. Now, why would I say that if it wasn’t true? But just in case you need more reason, here’s why you should watch (or even own) Breakfast at Tiffany’s:
- Audrey Hepburn became a fashion icon in this film and has been influencing fashion ever since.
- Based on Truman Capote’s novel, this is an instance where the book was not better than film, instead, the film was just as good.
- Before Carrie and Big slow danced to ‘Moon River’ in his empty apartment, Holly sang this song on her windowsill and all the boys came to her yard. Well, only one, but she wanted that one to come.
- The American Film institute ranks this film #61 in their AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions list, a list compiled of the greatest love stories ever told in American Cinema.
- I’ve saved the best reason for last: it’s the perfect movie for these cold autumn evenings!