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English Coursework Breakfast at Tiffany's is a romantic comedy that was released in America in the year 1961. Breakfast at Tiffany's was based on the novella by Truman capote. It introduces a young woman, played by Audrey Hepburn whose profession is a high class male's escort, prostitute. When studying the film in more depth, I queried how and why a "high class prostitute" film could be so popular. In my article I will address and find out how and why the film is still so popular today. The film is a total of 110 minutes in length which is consequently 20 minutes longer than an average romantic comedy of today. The first scene is one of the main reasons why Breakfast at Tiffany's is so popular today. When making a film the opening scene is extremely important and needs to include certain things for the film to be popular and well selling. The opening scene of any film should set the scene and introduce the audience to the surroundings and setting of the film. ...read more.

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The soundtrack of the film is based around the song "Moon River" lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Henry Mancini. The song is a total of 2 minutes 44 seconds and won an Oscar for the best original song. The music can be identified in many of the scenes, if carefully looked for. For instance in the party scene the song "Moon River" is played in the background but has been edited to create a more up-tempo version. The lyrics of "Moon River" are totally associated to the life of Holly Golightly. As the actress, Audrey Hepburn was no singer the song was very simple an only sung in one octave which almost makes the performance of the song more believable and the audience can relate to the lyrics more. The soundtrack can still be bought today from amazon and because it is still so widely available that helps the film stay so popular. Due to the advertising of the film, the film was made more popular. ...read more.

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The director made the choice to change the ending for a variety of reasons. The way the novella ended was on a cliff hanger with loose ends which wouldn't make the film popular, so the director of Breakfast at Tiffany's decided to make the ending in to a typical happy, clich�d ending that ties up all loose endings as more people prefer happy endings and they stay popular after time. The way the ending of the film now ends is that the audience can walk away from the film feeling happy and uplifted full of aspiration to be like her. Sinse the ending was changed i believe that it has helped the film to be influential to our culture and stay popular after 50 years due to the film still being a part of today's present society. Breakfast at Tiffany's is still so popular today due to the hard work and important techniques used when making the film, the film was created to achieve all the necessary aspects of a romantic comedy which hasn't changed in the last 50 years consequently making the film still a big hit today. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jess Moorhouse Tuesday, 23 June 2009 ...read more.

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