The leading lady is recovering from a nervous breakdown, another performer is soused on the set, unions threaten to walk, shooting must finish before the insurance lapses and a cat can't hit its mark. Is this any way to make a film? FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT's sly, humorous OscarO-winning Best Foreign Language Film (1973) that speaks the language of everyone who loves movies. JACQUELINE BISSET, JEAN-PIERRE AUMONT, VALENTINA CORTESE, NATHALIE BAYE and Truffaut star.
François Truffaut's lavish and fun 1973 comedy-drama about a film production is a clever hall of mirrors, with Truffaut himself playing a director, and his most important actor in real life, Jean-Pierre Léaud (The 400 Blows), portraying Jacqueline Bisset's immature costar. Day for Night is full of tales undoubtedly told out of school and repeated here in camouflage, and one can't help but be impressed with the stylistic and technical means by which Truffaut captures the adventurousness of a full-budget shoot. The cast is very good all around, with actors in some cases playing fictional thespians and in other cases playing members of the crew. A sequence set to thrilling music by Georges Delerue celebrates the whole art of filmmaking as seen from an editor's perspective--it makes one want to drop everything and shoot a film of one's own. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This DVD of Francois Truffaut's charming 1973 classic "Day for Night" is a wonderful little movie - very bright, funny, warm, cute, inviting, entertaining, informative,... Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2003 by E. Dolnack
Hollywood keeps making films that, since "Sunset Boulevard," see filmmaking as some kind of gothic tragedy. Read morePublished on June 9 2003 by Malcolm E. Bowes
La Nuit Américaine is an interesting movie with celebrated French director Francois Truffaut playing a director making a movie. Read morePublished on May 24 2003 by Dennis Littrell
Day For Night (La Nuit Americaine) is one of the finest movies ever made about the movies. Although its story is rather trivial and melodramatic, the good humor and wit, the beauty... Read morePublished on March 21 2003 by Thomas Beck
The question Alphonse (Jean-Pierre Leaud) keeps asking all the male characters in hopes of finding the meaning of women, as he hopes to figure out his own relationship with the... Read morePublished on March 9 2003
Firstly a tip for those of you who long for a subtitled version of DAY FOR NIGHT. You can buy now at www.amazon.fr an incredible 2 DVD edition of François Truffaut's masterpiece. Read morePublished on Dec 16 2002 by Daniel S.
A wonderful film; the opening shot (with its surprise followup) is my second-favourite example of how camera movement can make or break a scene (my all-time favourite is that... Read morePublished on Oct. 5 2002 by Fairportfan