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Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.

September 11, 2016

 This book, written by Sam Wasson, is also a book about Audrey Hepburn. The making of Breakfast at Tiffany’s to be exact.This book was a New York Times Best Book of the Year and even People says it is “so smart and entertaining it should come with its own popcorn.”
 If you’ve ever wondered about the behind the scenes life of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, how it was made, how everyone got along, what did and didn’t make the final cut, well then this is the book for you. I’ve watched the movie a hundred times and remember almost every line of it. I find so many parallels between things that happen in the movie and my life that I can’t help but want to know more about it. In fact, weirdly, as I type this, there is a man just out of eyesight of my apartment window who sounds just like Mr. Sid Arbuck complaining to his wife about them going out to diner. I swear, if I close my eyes, I see the same man that waited for Holly outside of her apartment.
 In this book you will find out all the dirty secrets, the gossip, and even the things you never imagined to read about when it comes to Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I knew having Audrey play an escort was scandalous for her, let alone the 1960’s, but the way they were able to do it is truly astonishing! Little tricks of the trade were used in order to get just a hint of that aspect into the movie. 
 Oh and “Moon River”, that famous song written with Audrey Hepburn solely in mind, almost wasn’t called Moon River. Who would’ve know that not only were there three other versions of the song, let alone Moon River almost being called Blue River.

 With behind the scene photos perfectly splashed into the book, and quotes from a handful of people, I can attest to this book being wonderfully made. Even bits from the movie’s script that were eventually changed or completely thrown out are in it! To think, you may never see those deleted scenes, but you can definitely read about them. Which is something I would certainly consider.

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