Moon River, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
wherever you're going I'm going your way.
Two drifters off to see the world.
There's such a lot of world to see.
We're after the same rainbow's end--
waiting 'round the bend,
my huckleberry friend,
Moon river and me.
I went to see the classique Breakfast at Tiffany's yesterday at the Brooklyn Bridge park. I don't remember the first time I watched it, just remembered I really liked it, it left me with a good feeling. I was surprised to find that the two main things that jumped out at me, really, the one main thing was money. Holly, never having any and relying on male friends to give her fifty dollars at a time for the powder room, and Fred/Paul with his slightly older woman lover buying him clothes, his apartment, everything... I want to look up why it seems to be common practice back then to even give money for the powder room aka bathroom. That reference I do not get. The only thing you would need money for in a bathroom now is to buy a pad for like 75 cents or something?
So yeah never realized how much money gets mentioned in this movie and how it's so intertwined with the plot and never picked up on or remembered that Paul was a 'kept' man, boy toy, pet. I just remembered it as a sweet, touching love story with style. I thought her apartment was this shabby/chic, colorful, bohemian vintage place when all it had was that halved bathtub sofa with some pink and purple cushions. AND another thing, this song. Seeing and hearing it this time, I was so envious of the perfection of it. Yet I remembered I felt very cringy about it before, felt it was too sappy or something and didn't particularly like it. Honestly WHEN was the last time I saw this?! Was I completely blind to have missed/failed to appreciate all these nice details? I especially like the line with her huckleberry friend because I just re-read huckleberry Finn and it was all about how he is genuine and truly humane compared to Tom Sawyer and the white picket fence valuing society he lived in despite having a drunk for a father and being labeled as a wayward boy bound for hell.
That's about it. Now I have to switch to the laptop because I can't embed videos on here. In closing I would like to say it is def. good to re watch, re read, re visit things at a later date. In case you didn't know that already.
Oh yeah and there was some mild controversy about the comic Japanese character. A woman in the Bronx was trying to get the movie banned. So to appease her, they showed a documentary about Asians in Hollywood. It was nice but not very in depth. I don't think anyone said anything about how at one of hollys parties, there was this exotically dressed and attractive Japanese woman which is so typical. Make the man of a certain minority race look ridiculous and stupid and the woman sexy and appealing. It's so funny and interesting isn't it.
Moon River and me.
Moon River - Audrey Hepburn