Day for Night (1973)
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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
Sep 7, 1973 Wide
Mar 18, 2003
Warner Bros. Pictures
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It's a hilarious and informative movie, and in the pantheon of films about filmmaking, it strikes a neat balance between the operatic neuroses of '8 1/2' and the warm, pastel-hued nostalgia of 'Singin' in the Rain'.
Truffaut is looking at the world from inside a glorious obsession: everyone outside looks a little gray and dim.
A poem in praise of making movies. Not good movies, not bad movies -- movies.
Though not one of Truffaut's strongest works, this loving tribute to the chaotic process of filmmaking is charming, which may explain its win of the best foreign language film Oscar.
It is a Pirandellian affair, an elegiac celebration of a dying kind of cinema, a meditation on the connection between film and life by Truffaut...
One of the great love letters to the chaos and creativity, joy and sorrow of movie-making.
It is a breezy, richly enjoyable if not especially profound film about cinema: it conjures the ambient, dizzy sexiness of movie artifice, and it's also notable for a remarkable cameo by Graham Greene.
[An] exhilarating, Oscar-winning celebration of the movie-making process.
It might not be a great film or one of Truffaut's arty ones, but it's entertaining, observant and witty.
Um filme feito por e para amantes do Cinema.
Truffaut clearly communicates his consummate love for film in ways certain to bring knowing smiles to all movie lovers
Day for Night exudes all the enchantment, zaniness and transitory pleasures of the movie-making business.
Truffaut's love affair with motion pictures is evident in every scene.
It's fun in all the little things it reveals about moviemaking as well as in the characters we meet.
One of the great tributes to the art of moviemaking, Truffaut has never made a film as warm or generous.
The French master has taken a large number of dramatic elements and made them fresh and funny.
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