Day For Night

Day For Night

François Truffaut
 Cast: François Truffaut
François Truffaut
, Jacqueline Bisset
Jacqueline Bisset
, Valentina Cortese
Valentina Cortese
, Alexandra Stewart
Alexandra Stewart

Blu-ray (Color / Wide Screen)

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Known to English-speaking audiences as Day for Night, La nuit américaine was director François Truffaut's loving and humorous tribute to the communal insanity of making a movie. The film details the making of a family drama called "Meet Pamela" about the tragedy that follows when a young French man introduces his parents to his new British wife. Truffaut gently satirizes his own films with "Meet Pamela"'s overwrought storyline, but the real focus is on the chaos behind the scenes. One of the central actresses is continually drunk due to family problems, while the other is prone to emotional instability, and the male lead (Truffaut regular Jean-Pierre Leaud) starts to act erratically when his intermittent romance with the fickle script girl begins to fail. In addition to all this personal drama, the film is besieged by technical problems, from difficult tracking shots to stubborn animal actors. The inspiration for future satires of movie-making from Living in Oblivion to Irma Vep, La nuit américaine was considered slight by some critics in comparison to earlier Truffaut masterworks, but it went on to win the 1973 Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/2015
UPC: 0715515154215
Original Release: 1973
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 549

Special Features

New visual essay by filmmaker :: kogonada New interviews with Glenn and assistant editor Martine Barraqué New interview with film scholar Dudley Andrew Documentary on the film from 2003, featuring film scholar Annette Insdorf Archival interviews with director François Truffaut, editor Yann Dedet, and actors Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nathalie Baye, Jacqueline Bisset, Dani, and Bernard Menez Archival television footage about the film, including footage of Truffaut on the set Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jacqueline Bisset Julie
Valentina Cortese Séverine
François Truffaut Ferrand
Alexandra Stewart Stacey
Jean-Pierre Aumont Alexandre
Jean-Pierre Léaud Alphonse
Dani Assistant Continuity Girl
Nike Arrighi Monique
Bernard Menez Property Man
Marcel Berbert French Insurance Broker
Henry Graham Insurer
Jean Panisse Arthur
Christophe Vesque Boy with Cane in Dream Sequences
Jean Champion Bertrand
Nathalie Baye Joelle
Maurice Séveno TV Reporter
David Markham Dr. Nelson
Marc Boyle Actor
Gaston Joly Gaston Lajoie, the Production Manager
Walter Bal Walter (Cinematographer)
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-Francois
Pierre Zucca Actor

Technical Credits
François Truffaut Director,Screenwriter
Martine Barraqué-Curie Editor
Marcel Berbert Producer
Yan Dedet Editor
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Monique Dury Costumes/Costume Designer
Pierre-Wiliam Glenn Cinematographer
Damien Lanfranchi Art Director
Jean-Louis Richard Screenwriter
Suzanne Schiffman Screenwriter

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