Moon River

For many years I have loved the song Moon River, vaguely aware that it was connected with the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I was browsing the DVDs at a local charity shop looking for Funeral in Berlin when I found a copy of Breakfast at Tiffanys. I bought it and watched it tonight for the first time. Those of us who grew up during the sixties, well me at least, always associate that time, that decade with hope and a feeling that things were improving, would continue to improve.

Breakfast at Tiffanys has that feeling about it. A journey leading the two main characters, played by Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, away from dependency on those who sought to buy their souls to a hopeful better future. A film like all good films for me, with a happy ending. Most of us if not all us want happy endings, not always for ourselves but more importantly for those we love and care for.  A journey with our own Moon River perhaps.

 

4 responses to this post.

  1. I recall it as a wistful sort of film – but of course I haven’t seen it for years – just the chocolate advert, which replicates one of its sunnier moments.
    Life was upbeat – mostly. Perhaps it’s just because there were so many possibilities ahead of us. Even Butch and Sundance was upbeat, even the fatal ending. Maybe I just didn’t got to watch the downbeat films. Midnight Cowboy sent me to sleep (but I did have a lot of late nights back then).
    The music was upbeat too… although I did love Leonard Cohen’s cut-your-throat music. Then there was Marianne Faithfull’s Ballad of Lucy Jordan.
    I guess we prefer to revisit the parts that bring the happiest memories

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  2. Midnight Cowboy was an interesting film, the death of Ratzio (not sure of the spelling) was very moving, the soundtrack was very good, I’m going where the sun keeps shining through the pouring rain sticks in my mind as does the harmonica in the title song. Leonard Cohen is not in the first rank of performers I like but Suzanne is one I always enjoy. I am not familiar with the Ballad of Lucy Jordan but I will find it on youtube, As Tears Go By is the one I remember above all others she has a beautiful voice.

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  3. […] thanks to Fenlandphil’s Blog  for reminding me how much I love this […]

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