The film version of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” opened 50 years ago today, October 5, 1961.
I’ve always loved this movie….
I had to go to Tiffany’s on my first trip to New York just to pay homage to this film and it’s star Audrey Hepburn. I even had to have my picture take where she stood.
I’m much more blase’ and world-weary now, but I always think of this film whenever I’m on Fifth Avenue and go by Tiffany’s. It was one of the films that formed my childhood image of New York.
I’m still looking for the New York of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
And I always will be….
And the original trailer:
And here’s a great blog entry about the film from Gary Susman at Moviefone:
Happy Birthday, Phoebe Cates. She’s 48 today and got to say one of the most immortal lines from 1980’s television in “Lace”:
I also loved her in “Shag”
She made several more popular films in the 1980’s- early 1990’s ,”Gremlins” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” among them, before becoming Mrs. Kevin Kline and putting her career on hold to raise a family.
Another of my favorite actresses from that era, Elizabeth McGovern, recently came back and made a big splash in “Downton Abbey”.
I hope the same will happen one day soon for Phoebe Cates.
I need to see this movie again…
I still have Blondie’s song “Call Me”, from the film, on my iPod….
The most pornographic thing about the movie is the clothes. It’s obscene for one man to have that great wardrobe…
Leslie Caron made a lot of films, but she’ll always be “Gigi” to me.
And that girl from “An American in Paris”.
How many actresses won 2 Oscars, starred in arguably the most famous film ever made, hung out with Errol Flynn and beat up Bette Davis?
Miss De Havilland has crammed a lot into her 95 years…
We saw “Midnight in Paris” this afternoon. This is the best movie Woody Allen has done in years.
I’m not an Owen Wilson fan, but he was very good in this film. Marion Cotillard was luminous. Every time I see her, I am just amazed by both her talent and her beauty. There were too many excellent supporting performances to mention. Beautifully done.
And Paris. This film is a love song to Paris and Allen shows her at her best. After seeing this film, I can’t wait to go back there again…I need to go back there again.
And as an added benefit, which isn’t clear in the trailer, there is a time travel element. You also get to experience Paris in the 1920’s with Hemingway, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Salvador Dali, Cole Porter and Gertrude Stein, among others. And a brief visit to La Belle Époque Paris with Talouse Lautrec and the crowd at Maxims.
If you love Paris, or you love Woody Allen at his best, you will love this film.
It was wonderful.
Filed under Movies, Travel
And it looks like it’s going to be good…
I’m so glad because I loved this book….
Here it is:
Filed under Books, Movies
Another childhood star is ready to collect Social Security.
Hayley Mills made a lot of films in the 1960’s for Disney and other Studios….
Two of my favorites were the original “The Parent Trap” and “The Trouble with Angels”.
She still works today- she had a very successful tour as Anna in “The King and I” a few years ago…
I hope another certain young, actress who was in the remake of “The Parent Trap” gets her act together and becomes professional enough to enjoy a career as long and enjoyable as the original “Parent Trap” Star…
But there is only one Hayley Mills….
Scene from “The Parent Trap”:
And from “The Trouble with Angels”:
On the lighter side…
From one of my other interest-besides Politics- Movies!
Hmm…seems many could apply to Politics!
From the American Film Institute…
Here are the first 30 most famous movie quotes of all time…
You can click the link at the bottom to see them all….
||Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
||GONE WITH THE WIND
||I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.
||You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
||ON THE WATERFRONT
||Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.
||THE WIZARD OF OZ
||Here’s looking at you, kid.
||Go ahead, make my day.
||All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.
||May the Force be with you.
||Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.
||ALL ABOUT EVE
||You talking to me?
||What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.
||COOL HAND LUKE
||I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
||Love means never having to say you’re sorry.
||The stuff that dreams are made of.
||THE MALTESE FALCON
||E.T. phone home.
||E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
||They call me Mister Tibbs!
||IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
||Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
||I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!
||Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
||A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
||THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
||Bond. James Bond.
||There’s no place like home.
||THE WIZARD OF OZ
||I am big! It’s the pictures that got small.
||Show me the money!
||Why don’t you come up sometime and see me?
||SHE DONE HIM WRONG
||I’m walking here! I’m walking here!
||Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.’
||You can’t handle the truth!
||A FEW GOOD MEN
||I want to be alone.
via AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 MOVIE QUOTES.
We just finished watching this weeks episode of “True Blood”, a show I just love. It’s the only TV show I watch. It reminded me of a conversation we had earlier today about Vampire Movies. Which made me want to mention “Let the Right One In.”
This is a truly great vampire film. I think it’s Swedish. It’s about a little girl vampire and it is mesmerizing. This is no “Twilight”. It’s very much a moody art film that draws you in slowly, but completely. They are making a U.S. version for release later this year, but I can’t imagine it will be as good as the original.
“Let the Right One In” is out on DVD and I strongly recommend you Netflix it or even buy it…
Here are a long and a short trailer: