Breakfast at Tiffany's O.S.T.
Limited colored vinyl LP pressing including bonus track. Breakfast at Tiffany's: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack from the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn. The tracks were re-arranged parts of the film music composed and conducted by Henry Mancini. At the 1962 Academy Awards, Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer won Oscars for Best Original Song for "Moon River", while Mancini picked up a second statue for Best Original Score. Because of his success with title themes, such as the hit theme to the television show Peter Gunn, Henry Mancini was asked by director Blake Edwards to compose the soundtrack to Breakfast at Tiffany's, a symphony jazz soundtrack. A protégé of jazz legend Glenn Miller, he created the Academy Award winning score for The Glenn Miller Story. After a preview screening of the film an executive from Paramount Pictures was convinced that the song "Moon River" was dead weight in the film and it was due to be cut. Upon learning this, Hepburn responded, "Over my dead body." This response was likely due to the friendly relationship that she had with Mancini. Subsequent to the insistence that the song stay in the film it was not cut and went on to be a hit.