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Journalism & Communication
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Review on Francois Truffaut’s Day for Night (1973) Introduction: This is a critique on the movie called Day for Night, directed by Francois Truffaut, one of the founding fathers of the French New Wave and an eminent icon in French cinematography. The screenplay writers for this movie, originally titled ‘La nuit americaine,’ are Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard and Suzanne Schiffman, and the film stars world renowned actors such as Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-Pierre Leaud etc.
The production of the film basically takes place in Victorine Studio in the French city of Nice, which has been an ultimate film production spot since the time of silent days. Albeit being aware of the fact that his romantic melodrama film ‘Meet Pamela’ is not going to be a big hit, Director Ferrand, played by Truffaut himself, strives to stand against all odds and complete the film within a span of “35 days” (Day for Night, 1973). The film reveals a significance to the time it is being shot in when Ferrand expresses his concerns saying “The Godfather is showing all over Nice, and it is killing the other movies” (Day for Night, 1973). ...
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