Breakfast at Tiffany's Movies & Media Adaptations

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In 1961 Paramount Pictures released a well-received motion picture loosely based upon Breakfast at Tiffany's. Although Capote reportedly envisioned Marilyn Monroe as Holly, the role was played by Audrey Hepburn; the narrator (given the name of Paul Varjak in the film) was played by George Peppard. Among the other distinguished actors in the movie were Patricia Neal (as the downstairs neighbor), Buddy Ebsen (as Doc Golightly), Martin Balsam (as O. J. Berman), Alan Reed (as Sally Tomato), and Mickey Rooney (as the Japanese photographer I. Y. Yunioshi). (Additional information can be found at the following URL: http://us.imdb.com/.)

Capote later expressed extreme displeasure with this casting, especially with the choices of Audrey Hepburn and Mickey Rooney for their roles, and the author was even less pleased with the director, Blake Edwards. A few years before his death, Capote remarked that he hoped for a remake starring Jody Foster...

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