According to the description provided in Writing about Movies, on pages 8–11, write the following for one of the films specified for this assignment:


Here is the example I did using the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961):


Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) is a romantic comedy film set in the 1950s about a young woman, named Holly Golightly, who lives in New York City. Holly is a single girl who lives in an apartment with a cat, named Cat, and has moved to New York to move away from her husband to earn money for her brother, who is serving in the military. She earns money by chatting with imprisoned mobsters or by having rich men give her money. She meets a new neighbor, named Paul, who is a writer and, like Holly makes money from an older woman he calls, 2-E. The two fall in love for each other, disavowing their previous gold-digging ways.


The film is a love story that puts unusual circumstances on the two protagonists. They are both very attractive and they use their looks to earn money from wealthy suitors. Their experiences in New York City revolve around their soliciting grifts. That they find each other and fall in love seems typical of popular love stories of the time. The film relies on two myths about New York City. First, the city acts like a magnet for people from other places looking to “make it”. Second, the city is a hub for wealthy individuals who the film almost uncritically celebrates and glamorizes and also satirizes.