“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” may immediately be most carefully related to the profession of its star, Audrey Hepburn. 1961 discovered Hepburn in a little bit of a dip, a number of years faraway from the new interval of “Roman Vacation,” “Sabrina,” and “Humorous Face.” She’d go on to make much more daring and fascinating work after “Tiffany’s,” together with the powerfully ahead-of-its-time lesbian drama “The Kids’s Hour” and the psychological thriller “Wait Till Darkish.” However “Tiffany’s” was a much-needed enhance that introduced the sizzle again to Hepburn’s star persona.
A large motive the movie labored so properly, and why Hepburn shined so brightly inside it, was that Oscar-winning music. Hepburn’s lovely, ruminative model of “Moon River” stays some of the indelible musical numbers from a movie of the interval. Prolific composer Henry Mancini’s alternately shiny, groovy, and melancholic rating additionally sweeps the viewer away on a pink cloud of romance and wistfulness. One of many extra memorable musical moments from the movie is when Holly lets out a sharp whistle for a cab. In a career-spanning 1988 interview, Hepburn was requested if, just like the singing and guitar taking part in, she did the whistling herself. She responded along with her traditional candor and charm, “No. It was dubbed in. I might like to say I did. I attempted so exhausting. I did get one thing, but it surely was extra like a squeak. However the true factor was dubbed in.”
The truth that film magic was used to create considered one of “Tiffany’s” most indelible moments matches completely with the story’s themes of deception, seduction, and schadenfreude. And the truth that forevermore the whistle has been taken to be real, properly that film magic actually labored.