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Henry Mancini lays a rich musical carpet beneath the feet of the exotic, wealthy-husband-seeking socialite, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn). The tender, plaintive worldwide hit "Moon River" apart, Mancini and his Hollywood musicians mix a sugar-sweet sound with enough acrid elements to glaze over the capricious lady's character. The cool big band sound is spiced with a bold trumpet solo ("The Big Blow Out") and mellow violins with a suspiciously tame male choir ("Breakfast At Tiffany's"). As is well known, there is a great deal of dancing in the film, including a number with a Latin-American rhythm ("Latin Golightly") and a grooving mambo ("Loose Caboose"). At the end of the film even the "Moon River" swells to become a bubbling cha-cha, as though to say that a "happy end" must in no way sound sentimental.
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