Through the lens of Breakfast at Tiffany's

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Talking about the movie here, which was made in 1961.

A few observations after watching it last night, for the first time since I was a kid (when SO much went over my head):

1. In 1961, Fifth Avenue was a two-way street.

2. I remember watching the NY Public Library scene as a kid, and wishing that some day I could go there, and see the lions, and sit at one of those long wooden tables with the brass lamps, and read a book.

3. That wish was granted approximately 30 years later.

4. In 1961, the library had a physical card catalog, which took up whole walls.

5. I'm pretty sure that sometime between Roman Holiday and this movie, Audrey Hepburn had her teeth straightened. Which is too bad, because perfect teeth are kinda boring.

6. Brad Pitt has nothing on George Peppard.

7. Mickey Rooney as the Japanese landlord?? Oh dear. (In a 2005 interview, director Blake Edwards said he wished he could take back that decision.)

8. Now I need to read the book.

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