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* RetroactiveRecognition: Paul Varjak is played by George Peppard, later known as [[Series/TheATeam Hannibal Smith]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Paul Varjak is played by George Peppard, Creator/GeorgePeppard, later known as [[Series/TheATeam Hannibal Smith]].


* HarsherInHindsight: Doc complains that Holly has become too thin and asks Paul to make sure that she eats. Hepburn's famously petite frame was thought to be a side effect of malnutrition in her youth.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Doc complains that Holly has become too thin and asks Paul to make sure that she eats. Hepburn's famously petite frame was is thought to be a side effect of malnutrition in her youth.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Doc complains that Holly has become too thin and asks Paul to make sure that she eats. Hepburn's famously petite frame was thought to be a side effect of malnutrition in her youth.


* FairForItsDay: While the film is notorious for the character Mr. Yunioshi, performed in {{yellowface}} as a slapstick buffoon, it does at least give him a significant profession as an artistic photographer who is much in demand by Holly's socialite circle, rather than saddling him with a stereotypical trade such as a laundry or restaurant owner. The film also aggressively highlights a mixed-race couple of a white man and a Chinese woman in Holly's party, sticking them in the middle of the frame during several sequences. This was fairly progressive for 1961.



** Lula Mae's middle-aged husband, who married her when she was barely fourteen. While it's implied it was a [[WifeHusbandry chaste marriage]] (she remarks that it was annulled ages ago), and it was unacceptable (and illegal) in the 1940s/1960s, he still expected a 14-year-old to be his wife. It would be ''very'' hard to depict such a man as sympathetic [[PaedoHunt today]].

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** Lula Mae's middle-aged husband, who married her when she was barely fourteen. While it's implied it was a [[WifeHusbandry chaste marriage]] (she remarks that it was annulled ages ago), and it was unacceptable (and illegal) in the 1940s/1960s, he still expected a 14-year-old girl "going on 14" to be his wife. It would be ''very'' hard to depict such a man as sympathetic [[PaedoHunt today]].


* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Paul and Holly go to Tiffany's and look at jewelry, but ultimately they decide to engrave a ring from a Cracker Jack box. Instead of being offended or irritated, the jeweler gently observes the ring, then agrees to engraving it. Holly kisses him on the cheek so being so sweet.

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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments:
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Paul and Holly go to Tiffany's and look at jewelry, but ultimately they decide to engrave a ring from a Cracker Jack box. Instead of being offended or irritated, the jeweler gently observes the ring, then agrees to engraving it. Holly kisses him on the cheek so being so sweet.


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** [[spoiler:Holly finding Cat in the rain]]. Watch it and weep.


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** Lula Mae's middle-aged husband, who married her when she was barely fourteen. While it's implied it was a [[WifeHusbandry chaste marriage]] (she remarks that it was annulled ages ago), he still expected a 14-year-old to be it would be ''very'' hard to depict such a man as sympathetic [[PaedoHunt today]].
** In general, Holly's
* ValuesResonance: This particular line of Holly's from the original novella, advocating ExtremeOmnisexual behaviour, is especially daring for the time the story is set in (1943-4), but rings more true today:
--> ''I'd settle for [Greta] Garbo anyday. Why not? A person ought to be able to marry men or women or-- listen, if you came to me and said you wanted to hitch up with a Man o' War, I'd respect your feeling. No, I'm serious. Love should be allowed. I'm all for it. Now that I know what it is.''

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** Lula Mae's middle-aged husband, who married her when she was barely fourteen. While it's implied it was a [[WifeHusbandry chaste marriage]] (she remarks that it was annulled ages ago), and it was unacceptable (and illegal) in the 1940s/1960s, he still expected a 14-year-old to be it his wife. It would be ''very'' hard to depict such a man as sympathetic [[PaedoHunt today]].
** In general, Holly's
* ValuesResonance: This particular line of Holly's from the original novella, advocating ExtremeOmnisexual behaviour, is especially daring for the time the story is set in (1943-4), but rings more true today:
--> ''I'd settle for [Greta] Garbo anyday. Why not? A person ought to be able to marry men or women or-- listen, if you came to me and said you wanted to hitch up with a Man o' War, I'd respect your feeling. No, I'm serious. Love should be allowed. I'm all for it. Now that I know what it is.''
today]].


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!!Novella

* ValuesResonance: This particular line of Holly's from the original novella, advocating ExtremeOmnisexual behaviour, is especially daring for the time the story is set in (1943-4), but rings more true today:
--> ''I'd settle for [Greta] Garbo anyday. Why not? A person ought to be able to marry men or women or-- listen, if you came to me and said you wanted to hitch up with a Man o' War, I'd respect your feeling. No, I'm serious. Love should be allowed. I'm all for it. Now that I know what it is.''


* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Moon River", which was apparently written specifically to fit Creator/AudreyHepburn's singing range.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Moon River", which was apparently written specifically to fit Creator/AudreyHepburn's singing range.

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* NeverLiveItDown: Mickey Rooney's overly caricatured and racially insensitive portrayal of Mr. Yunioshi falls squarely under this, and has been relentlessly mocked and bemoaned by modern critics and audiences.


* UnintentionallySympathetic: The film depicts Holly's curious lifestyle in a decidedly negative light, with a lot of browbeating from the other characters about how she ''shouldn't'' engage in independent frivolity, and she ''should'' settle down with one man since "people belong to each other." Her phobia of being tied down is depicted as fickle, feckless, selfish behavior on her part. The Problem? Her FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:She got married to a midddle-aged widower when she was 13; too young to know what marriage would entail beyond "it sounds like fun." Even if the marriage was chaste before it was annulled, [[WifeHusbandry a middle-aged man was still grooming 13-year-old girl to become his ideal wife]] since he expected her to cook, clean, and be a mother to his kids -- ''who were about her age when they got married.'']] No wonder she has a deep-seated terror of being tied down! Any girl would be in her shoes!
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Lula Mae's husband is depicted in the film as a good man who fell in love with a wild beauty who won't commit or settle down, who selfishly ran away from her loving husband and his children to pursue a life soulless frivolity. The problem? ''He married a 13-year-old girl.'' Not only that, but he expected her to instantly settle into her role as a {{housewife}} and act as a mother to his kids--who are about her age. No wonder she has deep-seated commitment issues!



** Also, Lula Mae's middle-aged widower of a husband marrying her when she was barely fourteen. While it's implied that it was a chaste marriage (she remarks that it was annulled ages ago), it would still be extremely difficult, if not outright impossible, to depict such a character as sympathetic [[PaedoHunt today]].

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** Also, Lula Mae's middle-aged widower of a husband marrying husband, who married her when she was barely fourteen. While it's implied that it was a [[WifeHusbandry chaste marriage marriage]] (she remarks that it was annulled ages ago), he still expected a 14-year-old to be it would still be extremely difficult, if not outright impossible, ''very'' hard to depict such a character man as sympathetic [[PaedoHunt today]].today]].
** In general, Holly's


--->'''Jeweler:''' I see. Do they still really have prizes in Cracker Jack boxes?
--->'''Paul:''' Oh, yes.
--->'''Jeweler:''' That's nice to know. It gives one a feeling of solidarity, almost of continuity, with the past, that sort of thing.

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--->'''Jeweler:''' -->'''Jeweler:''' I see. Do they still really have prizes in Cracker Jack boxes?
--->'''Paul:''' -->'''Paul:''' Oh, yes.
--->'''Jeweler:''' -->'''Jeweler:''' That's nice to know. It gives one a feeling of solidarity, almost of continuity, with the past, that sort of thing.


* WTHCastingAgency: Ms. Hepburn has stated that she was terribly miscast (Creator/TrumanCapote wanted Creator/MarilynMonroe for the role). And yet she made it work. Creator/MickeyRooney as a Japanese man, on the other hand...

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* WTHCastingAgency: Ms. Hepburn has stated that she was terribly miscast (Creator/TrumanCapote (Truman Capote wanted Creator/MarilynMonroe for the role). And yet she made it work. Creator/MickeyRooney as a Japanese man, on the other hand...


* AmbiguouslyBi: In one scene of the film, Holly and Paul are in a strip club and watching a stripper remove her items of clothing. Paul seems bored and does not find the stripper talented enough. Holly is enjoying herself, can't stop staring at the stripper, and when the stripper (off-screen) takes her top off, Holly seems delighted. Despite her heterosexual relationships in the rest of the film, the scene implies that Holly is attracted to women as well.

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*AmbiguouslyBi: In one scene of the film, Holly and Paul are in a strip club and watching a stripper remove her items of clothing. Paul seems bored and does not find the stripper talented enough. Holly is enjoying herself, can't stop staring at the stripper, and when the stripper (off-screen) takes her top off, Holly seems delighted. Despite her heterosexual relationships in the rest of the film, the scene implies that Holly is attracted to women as well.





* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments
** Paul and Holly go to Tiffany's and look at jewelry, but ultimately they decide to engrave a ring from a Cracker Jack box. Instead of being offended or irritated, the jeweler gently observes the ring, then agrees to engraving it. Holly kisses him on the cheek so being so sweet.

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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments
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SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Paul and Holly go to Tiffany's and look at jewelry, but ultimately they decide to engrave a ring from a Cracker Jack box. Instead of being offended or irritated, the jeweler gently observes the ring, then agrees to engraving it. Holly kisses him on the cheek so being so sweet.



* ValuesDissonance: Creator/MickeyRooney in {{Yellowface}} rubs many modern viewers the wrong way.

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* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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Creator/MickeyRooney in {{Yellowface}} rubs many modern viewers the wrong way.


* ValuesResonance: This particular line of Holly's from the original novella, advocating ExtremeOmnisexual behaviour, is especially daring for the time the novella is set in (1943-4), but rings more true today:

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* ValuesResonance: This particular line of Holly's from the original novella, advocating ExtremeOmnisexual behaviour, is especially daring for the time the novella story is set in (1943-4), but rings more true today:

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