DVD Reviews

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Centennial Collection – 2-Disc

DVD Review

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Centennial Collection – 2-Disc

Directed by: Blake Edwards
Cast: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Mickey Rooney, Buddy Ebsen
Running Time: 1 hr. 55 mins
Rating:  Not Rated
Due out: 1/13/2009

Plot: Based on Truman Capote’s book, Holly Golightly (Hepburn) is a  New York socialite who is getting by on her charm and looks. Along comes Paul (Peppard) as a struggling writer. Her goal is to marry a millionaire, his is to get back to writing, but Holly is pretty easy to fall for.

Who’s It For? The easy answer is that this one is for the girls. But pretty much everyone should sit through this film at least once.

Movie: Holly is a brilliantly damaged character, especially since it was written over 40 years ago. And it’s great to see Peppard in a non-“A-Team” role

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Operation Filmmaker

Operation Filmmaker
Directed by: Nina Davenport
Cast: Muthana Mohmed, Nina Davenport, Liev Schreiber
Running Time: 1 hr 30 min
Rating: Unrated

Plot: Muthana Mohmed attends film school in Iraq until it is bombed during the invasion of Baghdad in 2003. In an act of charity, Director Liev Schreiber invites him to work as a PA on the set of Everything is Illuminated. There, instead of stepping up to the challenge, he flounders. After they’re done filmming, Mohmed decides he doesn’t want to return to Iraq, where conditions have deteriorated. He then struggles to maintain travel visas and support himself financially in Europe.

Who’s It For? Viewers who enjoy documentaries where the filmmaker plays a large part. People interested in another perspective on the Iraq war. Those who don’t mind cursing.

Expectations: The DVD box had a line

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