Day 5

Breakfast at Tiffany's Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why do you think the director chose to repeatedly use Henry Mancini rendition of "Blue River" in the film?

    The song "Blue River" seems to appear in the movie during emotion-filled scenes, especially those that relate to Holly's desire to belong. The scenes where the song plays are as follows:

    - The opening credits as Holly strolls along Fifth Avenue

    - In Paul's apartment as Holly reminisces about her brother, Fred

    - As Holly sings on the fire escape

    - When Paul meets Doc Golightly in the park and hears about Holly's upbringing

    - In the brownstone on the stairs as Holly and Doc reunite

    - When the Greyhound bus pulls away and Doc leaves for Texas alone

    - When Paul...

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