Film: Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal and Buddy Ebsen. Directed by: Blake Edwards. Story written by: Truman Capote “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (novella) Screenplay & Dialogues written by: George Axelrod. Distributed by: © Paramount Pictures. Theatrical Release Date: October 5, 1961 (USA) Niceties by: Synopsis! “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is a 1961 American film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. It was directed by Blake Edwards and released by Paramount Pictures. Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naive, eccentric socialite is generally considered to be the actress’s most memorable and identifiable role. She herself regarded it as one of her most challenging roles to play, as she was an introvert who had to play an extrovert. Hepburn’s performance of “Moon River” helped composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer win an Oscar for Best Song. The film also featured what was arguably George Peppard’s greatest acting role and the high point of his career. The film is loosely based on the novella of the same name by Truman Capote. Plot! Early on a fall morning, a lone taxicab deposits Holly Golightly at Tiffany’s jewelry store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Holly eats a breakfast pastry and drinks coffee while admiring the window displays, then strolls away for home. At her brownstone apartment block, Holly