there once was a very lovely, very frightened girl...

she lived alone except for a nameless cat.


the fun thing about minoring in film studies is that i get to analyze classics.
for my final paper for multicultural film, i wrote about gender and sexuality in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
because it's perhaps my favorite film of all time.
so i didn't mind watching it 4 times in a row the other night, analyzing every little detail :)


because, unlike most modern day romantic comedies that consist of dull moments leading up to mediocre punchlines, every moment of Breakfast at Tiffany's is significant and charming.
pure art and charm from start to finish:
the way the camera moves, the depths and angles, the dialogue, audrey's flawless acting...


everytime i watch it, i notice something new and delightful.
like how many times Holly throws in french phrases, like "et pourquoi pas?"
and how "Fred baby" has to crawl on the floor through the party to answer the phone in the suitcase.
and how Holly nonchalantly points the cops toward her own party as she's leaving it.


but of course my favorite lines of the film are these:
"it's a mistake you always made, doc, trying to love a wild thing...
you musn't give your heart to a wild thing
the more you do, the stronger they get
until it's strong enough to run into the woods or fly into a tree
and then to a higher tree
and then to the sky!"


images via here and here and here.