18 Memorable Moments From Breakfast At Tiffany’s

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It Should Take You Exactly Four Seconds to Cross From Here to That Door. I’ll Give You Two.

Holly is drunk and Paul is trying to take care of her. He says something that she doesn’t like and has one of the best lines in the film.”It should take you exactly four seconds to cross from here to that door. I’ll give you two.”

The whole scene is cute at first. Holly is completely drunk and Paul has to carry her up the stairs to her apartment. But the emotions of the day finally catch up with her and she kicks Paul out. We’ve seen Holly happy, we’ve seen her sad, and we’ve seen her upset but this is the first time we’ve really seen her angry.

When she ran from Paul’s room she was afraid but this is different. She is almost vicious to him as she kicks him out. With Holly Golightly, she has so many different emotions running through her all at once and when she shows them all at once, it is truly fascinating and terrifying.

She gets scared and lashes out. She does it frequently throughout the films and this is just one of the times that she does it to Paul, even if he doesn’t necessarily deserve to have her anger directed towards him.