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Film : review Truffaut “Day for Night”

Day for Night (1973)

from MovieDivia

Confusion between fiction and reality is the film’s subject. Day for Night is also a record of Truffaut’s directorial method; “I made Day for Night like a documentary, and there is very little difference between the shooting I show and that of my films.” The abandoned set of an American film, The Madwoman of Chaillot, inspired him to stage his own film within a film there, albeit on a more luxurious scale than that to which he was accustomed. “…my intent was to make the audience happy on seeing a film in the making, to infuse joy and lightheartedness from all the sprocket holes of the film, ‘Moi, jaime le cinema.'”

Day for Night by Brian Hoyle (Senses of Cinema)

Truffaut’s trifle in Day for Night by Marjorie Rosen (Jump Cut)

January 11, 2009 - Posted by | film directors, film [its techniques] |

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