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Moon River

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Moon River

“Moon River”
music by Henry Mancini, lyrics by Johnny Mercer

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AUDREY HEPBURN-MOON RIVER by pierrot77

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.

© 1961 Paramount Music Corporation, ASCAP

Based on Truman Capote’s 1958 novella of the same title, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) is the story of a woman on her own making her way in the big city. As stories go, it is short on plot but rich in characterization which may explain why its protagonist, Holly Golightly, has become Audrey Hepburn’s most memorable screen persona. In the hands of director Blake Edwards, the film neglects much of the book’s foreboding edge, but gains an unforgettable comedic touch which actually helps accentuate the darker moments. In addition, Henry Mancini’s musical score and Hubert de Givenchy’s gowns for Ms. Hepburn successfully uphold Capote’s style when the story itself is forced to leave his writing behind. Like the protagonist at its heart, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S is quirky, funny, bewildering, serious, sophisticated and bittersweet — and as movies go, great entertainment.

Audrey Hepburn

One of a kind to say the very least, Audrey Hepburn came to Hollywood, skinny, with bushy eyebrows and rat-gnawed bangs– yet she changed the definition of class and glamour for a generation and the effects can still be seen today. But Audrey was not a fashion model. Besides a pretty face, she was a fine actress and scored hits in several romantic comedies as well as a few dramas– overall earning five Best Actress Nominations.

http://www.reelclassics.com/Movies/Tiffanys/tiffanys-cast.htm

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

24 thoughts on “Moon River

  1. Ah! I LOVE this song, and I love it best when Hepburn sings it. Thanks for posting!

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  2. I’ve always lovely this song and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s””

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  3. she looks like ready to play Peter Pan in this picture.

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  4. She always had that pixie-ish, gamine look which was unusual in those days.

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  5. all i had to do was see the title and i started singing it….lovely song…and she is a lovely actress as well…hope you are having a great weekend.

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  6. Thanks, Denise ~ I love watching Audrey Hepburn, especially when paired with Carey Grant. Their accents just add something to the films.

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    • She is one of a kind. I don’t remember ever seeing Carey Grant unfortunately, although I probably have. he just didn’t make an impression on me. I just love the music and lyrics of Moon River. Hope you’re enjoying your trip… lucky fish!

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      • Here ya go:

        Actually, we aren’t on a trip. We just took a day trip to Sarasota on Wednesday. There’s no place like home!

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        • Thanks, Nancy, he is nice, especially when he smiles which seems to be quite seldom! They do make a lovely pair don’t they?

          Nice day’s outing to Sarasota but, you’re right, home is best. 😀

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  7. Charming 🙂

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  8. Fab post, fab film, fab girl. Thanks Adee 🙂

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  9. I know the movie and the song. Such a cute movie!

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  10. Audrey was one in a million and the song is just magic. To hear it always brightens my day!

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  11. Amazing film and super music – still one of my favourite tunes
    to play on the piano. I seem to recall that Audrey Hepburn delighted in pointing out that, individually, all her features were wrong – mouth, lips, eyes, nose, etc. They just sort-of came out right in combination. I enjoyed the trailer – must see the movie again sometime!

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  12. She was beautiful, poised and gracious – and did a lot of good in her work for UNICEF. I do find the old movies, like Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ quite comical to watch, though – even the serious ones – they always seem so over-dramatized to me

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    • Yes, she did do a lot of work for UNICEF, I remember. I wondered if anyone else feels as I do – when watching old films the acting is really very different from today’s natural style. Very artificial looking…

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