A great view about the charm, conflict, love, family and life in cinema. A cinematography poem to the artists of the seventh art. A better and more serious version of 'Noises Off' with very good actings of all the cast. Fresh.
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 m... read more
DVD Release Date: March 18, 2003
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March 7, 2009
Why not give Truffaut a big budget and let him play with it? Why not indeed. La Nuit Americaine is the director's own account of life on the set, of the process of making a film, with all of its difficulties and its perks. With the help of dozens of charming, excellently written ...
September 8, 2010
From the opening credits to the last frame it is great fun to see behind the scenes of the making of a movie. What is going on in the cast's and crew's private lives and how it affects the movie being made was the most interesting thing though. The many uninterrupted tracking s...
July 25, 2013fb721890245
It's very interesting that the English release of this film was not a direct translation of the French title which would have been "The American Night" Truffaut brings a nice mix of humour into yet another film about film making.
April 1, 2011
This is a movie about the love of making movies. Truffaut himself plays a director who is making a movie that we all know will bomb at the box office. But it doesn't matter. It's about feeling most alive when you are on the set. There are many stories woven together here, the agi...
January 4, 2010
Others of Truffaut's best films charm because of their simple, contained stories. This one is broad and complex and still it has those personal touches that only Truffaut can deilver. The absolute greatest movie about making movies.
September 18, 2009
Cinema on the run.Fucking gorgeous.The ingenious thought that generates the brain is "do we actually care of what Art truly is...and if so,how can we expand our knowledge more?".Cortese is adorable...
April 21, 2009
Day for Night exudes all the enchantment, zaniness and transitory pleasures of the movie-making business. And the kitten that wouldn't hit its mark: so cute!
October 23, 2008
Another Truffaut classic. A must see for anyone studying film.
October 23, 2008
Truffault's love letter to filmmaking. As good, if not better than 400 Blows. The tagline for the masterpiece is spot on - "A movie for people who love movies".
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