The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences showcased a new digital restoration of BREAKFAST AT TIFANY’S in celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary, last Friday, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
With her giant sunglasses, Givenchy dresses, pearls and cigarette holder, Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly set the stage for the glamour of the 1960s and ushered in a new notion of femininity in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S. Directed by Blake Edwards, this popular and acclaimed film adaptation of Truman Capote’s bestselling novella provoked discussion, laughter and controversy, and established the archetype of the independent single girl in the city.
Hepburn’s performance earned her a Best Actress nomination. Composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer won the Academy Award for Best Song for “Moon River,” and Mancini’s score also received an Oscar. The film earned additional nominations for Writing – Screenplay based on material from another medium (George Axelrod) and Color Art Direction (Hal Pereira, Roland Anderson; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer).
So keep your eyes peeled classic film fans. There should be a 50th Anniversary digitally restored BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S Blu-Ray in your future.
NOTE: This is NOT the trailer for the digitally restored movie. Watch and enjoy, this is how movies used to be marketed!