The Oscar-named screenplay was composed by George Axelrod, approximately dependent on the novella by Truman Capote.
Changes were made to fit the vehicle of film and to relate to the movie producers’ vision. Capote, who sold the film privileges of his novella to Central Studios, needed Marilyn Monroe to play Holly Golightly, whom he had portrayed splendidly in the book. Barry Paris refers to Capote’s very own remarks on the decision of on-screen character: “Marilyn was forever my first decision to play the young lady, Holly Golightly.” Screenwriter Axelrod was enlisted to “tailor the screenplay for Monroe”. At the point when Lee Strasberg prompted Monroe that playing a “woman of the night” would be terrible for her picture, she turned it down and performed in The Oddballs. At the point when Hepburn was thrown rather than Monroe, agensbobet212 Capote commented: “Central betrayed me inside and out and cast Audrey”.
Shirley MacLaine was likewise offered the piece of Holly, yet she turned it down and performed in Two Cherishes instead.
Initially makers Martin Jurow and Richard Shepherd had picked John Frankenheimer as the director, yet Hepburn stated: “I’ve never known about him” and he was supplanted on her solicitation.
Hepburn in the opening scene.
Taping started on Fifth Road outside Tiffany and Co. on October 2, 1960. The majority of the outsides were recorded in New York City, with the exception of the emergency exit scenes and the back street scene toward the end in the downpour where Holly puts Feline out of the taxi and afterward Paul and Holly search for Feline. The majority of the insides, aside from parts of the scene inside Tiffany and Friends, were taped on the Foremost Studios parcel in Hollywood.
As indicated by one report, the movie’s on-area opening succession, in which Holly looks into a Tiffany’s showcase window, was amazingly hard for chief Blake Edwards to shoot. In spite of the fact that it was basic in idea, swarm control, Hepburn’s aversion of baked goods, and a mishap that almost brought about the electric shock of a team part are altogether said to have made catching the scene a test. Notwithstanding, another report asserts that the grouping was caught rather rapidly because of the favorable luck of a startling traffic lull.
It required some investment to make sense of what Holly Golightly was about. One night after 12 PM I was all the while attempting. I don’t drink much, yet I was tasting. What’s more, it came to me. I composed [“Moon River”] in thirty minutes.
During the film, Hepburn sang the film’s mark tune, “Moon Stream” by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. The melody was custom-made to Hepburn’s restricted vocal range, in view of tunes she had performed in 1957’s Entertaining Face.
On the Commemoration Version DVD of Breakfast at Tiffany’s co-maker Richard Shepherd says in his sound analysis that after a review in San Francisco, Martin Rankin, Fundamental’s head of generation, needed “Moon Stream” supplanted with music by someone like Gordon Jenkins (whose collection Manhattan Tower had been out reasonably as of late): “Marty [Jurow, co-producer] and I both said ‘over our dead bodies.'” As indicated by Mancini and Edwards, a studio official detested the tune and requested it be cut from the film; Hepburn, who was available, reacted to the proposal by standing up and saying, “Over my dead body!”
As indicated by Time magazine, Mancini “sets off his tunes with a mobile bass, expands them with choral and string varieties, changes them with the energetic hints of combo jazz. ‘Moon Waterway’ is cried by a mournful harmonica, rehashed by strings, murmured and after that sung by the theme, at long last settled with the harmonica once more.”