Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

Top 50 Greatest NYC Movies — #38

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (dir. Blake Edwards, 1961)

06-26 Breakfast at Tiffanys

This adaptation of Truman Capote’s beloved novella is arguably even more popular. Audrey Hepburn’s most definitive performance as call girl socialite Holly Golightly speaks to every New York settler’s hopes and dreams of reinvention, coming from virtually everywhere else in the world to recreate themselves and a little piece of the world around them. Notoriously difficult location shooting in the last half decade before the opening of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting, makes this film an exquisite little time capsule of the city and the movie industry in transition.

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