Asked what he disliked about the 1961 movie of his novella, Truman Capote replied: ‘Oh God, just everything. It made me want to throw up.’ He’d wanted Marilyn Monroe for Holly Golightly, his goodtime girl who relied on the kindness of rich gentlemen friends. Now, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ is iconic in fashion circles and Holly Golightly is seen as a proto-Carrie Bradshaw – a trailblazer for women who use their ovens for shoe storage. 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' is as ditsy and delightful as ever – with charm enough to forgive it plenty.
This coming Monday, the film receives an appropriately posh screening at The Roof Gardens in Kensington, one of two venues used as part the Rooftop Film Club's 2013 season (Shoreditch's Queen of Hoxton is the other). Films are beamed onto big screens and transmitted via wireless headphones, while viewers enjoy a free barbecued burger or hot dog (vegetarian options available), all under the protection of a giant umbrella. 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' follows on May 7.