I have yet to watch the movie, but two things surprised me about this novel by Truman Capote. The racist language and the fact that it’s only 100 pages long. It seems that the movie is loosely based on the book and I am eager to watch anything with the elegant Audrey Hepburn in it. I have read that racist scenes where a Japanese character is depicted with buck teeth and played by Mickey Rooney, was deleted.
The book was set during WWII but the characters do not seem to be too affected by the war, living a life of parties and hard liquor, and it does seem like something happening elsewhere. That was interesting to me as well.
The opening scene of the movie produced in 1961, is so beautiful. I would watch it just to soak in the atmosphere. Watching this will make my cousin want to take another trip back to New York. She’s totally fallen in love with the city.
Another book by Truman Capote that I am dying to read (pardon the pun) is ‘In Cold Blood’. I also missed the academy award winning performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman. So many movies on my must watch list now.