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FIFTH AVENUE, 5 A.M-SAM WASSON REVIEW

“Those without color—say, dressed in all black—can go about almost unnoticed. Where the rainbow is conspicuous, their darkness acts as a kind of camouflage, masculine by contrast, and allows them to watch without being watched. It’s the choice of someone who needs not to attract. Someone self-sufficient. Someone more distant, less knowable, and ultimately, mysterious. Powerful.”
Sam Wasson, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman

This book is a time machine. It is literally a book that will transport it’s reader back in to the late fifties, early sixties.

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M is the story that tells what lead up to the creation of the iconic film Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

From the author who’s inspiration and creativity lead to the novel, to the producers and screenwriters that were able to pitch the screenplay to the media networks, and finally to the actress that absolutely made the film what it was.

“We don’t want to make a movie about a hooker,” he assured her, “we want to make a movie about a dreamer of dreams.”
Sam Wasson, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman

I have to say that I’ve never seen Breakfast At Tiffany’s, which I feel like at this point is something that must be corrected immediately, but I was interested in hearing more about Audrey Hepburn and her life which is why I picked up the book.

“Like every fiction, Holly Golightly was a composite of multiple nonfictions.”
Sam Wasson, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman

And while I did learn a lot more about Audrey Hepburn and the woman that she really was, I was also happy to find out more about the crew and basically the effort that everyone put in to make this movie possible.

It was beautifully written, the language perfect to create the setting and capture the creativity and immense effort that was put in to this movie.

So I absolutely loved this book, I thought it was really well written and just so interesting to read, but it is definitely the type of book that you must be interested in in order to enjoy it.

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