Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Over the course of several years, I broadcast the 1961 Blake Edwards production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in its entirety as 1522, 140 character posts on the social media platform, Twitter.
Paul ‘Fred’ Varjak: YOU GOT NO GUTS. YOU’RE AFRAID TO STICK OUT YOUR CHIN AND SAY, OK, LIFE’S A FACT.— BreakfastAtTiffany’s (@B_at_T) March 20, 2014
No reliable version of the script was available in electronic format at the time so the process was a long one that involved having to transcribe the film into the twitter platform by hand as the action unfolded on screen. Every post was scheduled over the course of each day that the project took place, allowing followers to stay connected to the narrative of the film as a time-based experience that could be accessed anywhere, anytime, and from any device.
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY and PAUL ‘FRED’ VARJAK embrace and KISS in the RAIN with CAT between them. — BreakfastAtTiffany’s (@B_at_T) March 23, 2014
In March of 2014, the final tweet was dispatched and the production ended, making Breakfast at Tiffany’s the first and only film to be recreated from beginning to end on a social media platform.
View all the tweets that form the Twitter production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.