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snow-storm in New Orleans

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I must be the last person on earth to see Breakfast At Tiffany’s, with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Even though he is much younger, it’s hard to see Peppard without thinking about The A-Team, such a child of the 80’s am I. I’ve just finished it, and though I can see what the attraction is for many people, I’m not quite convinced. It has some great scenes, such as the anarchic party (which had me grinning from ear to ear), and the ending, in which Peppard’s character finally loses patience and tears in to the flighty Golightly with some harsh but well-deserved home truths, forcing her to make a real choice for the first time.

Holly Golightly turns out to be far more complex a character than I had been aware of, and there is a subtext of child abuse in her tale of marriage, at age 14, to a Texas horse doctor. Her tale is one of constant flight from her past, moving around, changing her name, and not-so-naively getting involved with a Mafia drug racket. The “snow-storm in New Orleans” angle was not about the weather, was it?


Written by brian t

September 1, 2004 at 10:43 pm

Posted in movies

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