“The blues are because you’re getting fat or maybe it’s been raining too long. You’re sad, that’s all. But the mean reds are horrible. You’re afraid and you sweat like hell, but you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Expect something bad is going to happen, only you don’t know what it is…”
I’ve seen Breakfast At Tiffany’s a bazillion times, but I’m only just now getting around to reading Truman Capote’s novella. Oh dear Hollywood, what have you done? I knew that the film was a sanitised version but I had no idea just how much they prettied it up. There’s just so much more to the story, more complexity to the characters. But it was good to see some of the quirky dialogue remained intact. And of course I had to skip ahead to read the ending. So bittersweet. Nothing at all like the happily ever after on celluloid. Now I can see why Truman Capote was peeved with it all. The film is just missing the soul.