Continuing our celebration of the upcoming release of The Stillburrow Crush by 2010 debut author Linda Kage, we're focusing on all things romantic this month. Today's movie--once again featuring a guy-on-girl crush--is Breakfast at Tiffany's the 1961 classic featuring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly and George Peppard as Paul Varjak.
The brief synopsis is "young writer gets caught up in party girl's carefree existence" but the sum of the movie is so much more. It's the beauty and vulnerability of Audrey Hepburn, the signature look of her Givenchy clothes, the stunning views of New York City, and the beautiful musical score by Henry Mancini.
The movie, of course, is loosely based on a short novel by Truman Capote of the same name, but for me--maybe because I saw the movie before I tried to read the book--the characters of Holly Golightly and Paul (Fred) Varjak exist in the world of this movie rather than the book. Can you tell I love this movie? :) Mostly I love how Paul never gives up on Holly, no matter how she tries to run away from him and from herself, Paul loves and cares for her and tries to rescue her.
Breakfast at Tiffany's has also got to be one of the most stylish movie ever. From Givenchy's little black dresses, to the sophisticated Pauline Trigère suits that Patricia Neal wears, to the coolest party on film, this movie is a treat for the eyes as well as the romantic soul. Here's the trailer (in case you're not convinced yet :)
Have you got a favorite crush movie? Leave us a comment and tell us about it!
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