Breakfast At Tiffany's
The satirized social scene of "Breakfast At Tiffany's" provides comic relief to the dark undercurrent of the lead character Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) in this enjoyable film from the early 1960's. Set in Manhattan, Director Blake Edwards comic brilliance sets the off-beat, the off-hand, and the offensive, (Rooney's portrayal of Mr. Yunioshi) in frantic interplay around queen bee Holly.
The consenting socialite, Hepburn was in fine form with her portrayal of a young woman too scared to slow down and too proud to face her demons. Instead she jumps from scene to scene, savoring every delightful experience, pausing ever so rarely to adjust her hat or don her sunglasses. And then it is off to the next adventure.
Her would be suitor, Paul Varjak, or "Fred" as she calls him, is effectively played by George Peppard. While attracted by Holly, he is not enchanted. He correctly suspects Holly can't keep up the pace of her lifestyle, and this bee will eventually fall from exhaustion into his arms.
I've seen this film several times and find it quite entertaining and funny. The strange thing is, I don't even think they could make a film like this today. Society wouldn't allow it. But fortunately, we still have the original and it is as good as the day it premiered.