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Day for Night(1973)

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  • day for night

    • kevin sellers
    • 2/4/17

    Frankly, I was a bit disappointed. From what I had heard about Truffaut's ode to cinema I expected a movie about movies to equal "Sunset Blvd." What I got instead was a light hearted, jaunty story that demonstrates genuine affection for this particular art form. So far, so good. Unfortunately, it came with the usual cliches about spoiled, neurotic, irresponsible actors needing the guiding hand of the Only Grownup On The Set, the director of course, played by Truffaut himself in one of the more egotistical performances you'll ever see. In fact, his narcissism, unintended as it may have been, exceeds that of the actors! So, as a movie about the industry I'd rank it somewhere next to "Bad And The Beautiful" and quite a bit below "The Player," to say nothing of Wilder's classic (and still #1) take on life in front of and behind the camera. Give it a B. P.S. I will say that this film has the best cat scene of any movie ever.

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    • Michael Whitty
    • 1/14/17

    Showing the making of a movie in France with director Francois Truffaut as he goes through all the motions with his actors this becomes a wonderful learning experience and it won the Hollywood Oscar. Jacqueline Bisset comes over from Hollywood to act in this production and learns from Truffaut how to respond to his many needs. One of the greatest films about filmmaking we see the process unfolding as the director has many problems to overcome. Truffaut acts as the harried director of this "Meet Pamela" film they are doing and does quite well.

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    • Michael Whitty
    • 1/11/16

    A neat little film about French filmmaking directed and starring Francois Truffaut which won an Academy award for foreign film "Day For Night" actually means shooting a scene in daylight but is really a nighttime scene using a filter to create the diifference. This is a charming film showing a film company in France making a movie called "Meet Pamela"and using American star Jacqueline Bisset. Colleges have been known to use this movie to inspire their film students. Look for Valentina Cortese as a fading actress in this. She got an Oscar nomination as this movie had a delightful effect on everyone.

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    • Goetan
    • 7/27/13

    Truffaut's love letter to filmmaking which won the Oscar as '73's Best Foreign language Film. Truffaut is solid as a director who works around the problems of his cast and crew while making his film-within-a-film. The cast play their parts well, particularly Cortese, who was nominated for an Oscar; Ingrid Bergman, the year's winner, dedicated the award to Cortese. Truffaut's Oscar-nominated direction succeeds in showing the fanciful, drama-laden path in making a film, exposing numerous illusions associated with the business. Whimsical and gentle with an excellent ensemble and a magnificent story. I give it a 5/5.

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