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La nuit américaine

Author: François TruffautSuzanne SchiffmanJean-Louis RichardJacqueline BissetJean Pierre AumontAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : FrenchView all editions and formats
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The leading lady is recovering from a nervous breakdown, another performer is soused on the set, trade unions threaten to walk, shooting must somehow finish before the insurance lapses and a cat needed in a scene can't hit its mark. Is this any way to make a movie? "Day for night" is François Truffaut's sly humorous bouquet to movies and the people who make them.
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Comedy films
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Comedy
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: François Truffaut; Suzanne Schiffman; Jean-Louis Richard; Jacqueline Bisset; Jean Pierre Aumont; Valentina Cortese; Jean Champion; Dani; Alexandra Stewart; Niké Arrighi; Nathalie Baye; Bernard Menez; Pierre-William Glenn; Yann Dedet; Martine Barraqué; Georges Delerue; Films du carrosse (Firm); PECF (Firm); PIC (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419842641 9781419842641
OCLC Number: 75299910
Language Note: French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles, closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1973.
Special features: New featurettes: "Day for night": an appreciation with Truffaut biographer Annette Insdorf; "Day for night": a conversation with Jacqueline Bissett; "La nuit Americaine": The French connection, featuring co-stars Nathalie Baye, Dani and Bernard Menez, and editor Yann Dedet; Truffaut in the USA with Insdorf, actor/producer Bob Balaban and journalist Todd McCarthy; vintage materials: Truffaut: a view from the inside; Cannes Film Festival Truffaut interview; National Society of Film Critics Awards Truffaut interview; theatrical trailer; cast/director/writer film highlights.
Credits: Photography, Pierre-William Glenn ; editing, Yann Dedet, Martine Barraque ; music, Georges Delerue.
Cast: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Valentina Cortese, Jean Champion, Dani, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Alexandra Stewart, François Truffaut, Nike Arrighi, Nathalie Baye, Bernard Menez.
Awards: Academy Awards, 1973: Best foreign language film.
Target Audience: Rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Other Titles: Nuit américaine (Motion picture)
Day for night
Truffaut's Day for night
Responsibility: une co-production Films du carrosse, PECF, PIC ; scenario original, François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman ; mise en scene de Franç̜ois Truffaut.

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The leading lady is recovering from a nervous breakdown, another performer is soused on the set, trade unions threaten to walk, shooting must somehow finish before the insurance lapses and a cat needed in a scene can't hit its mark. Is this any way to make a movie? "Day for night" is François Truffaut's sly humorous bouquet to movies and the people who make them.

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