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Day For Night / La Nuit Americaine

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
9.08 /10
Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese , Jean-Pierre Aumont
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Directed by: Francois Truffaut
Written by: Francois Truffaut, Jeaan-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schgiffman

Released: 1973
Origin: France/ Italy
Colour: C
Length: 116

A film crew in Nice have problems.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A witty comedy which exposes the mechanics of film-making without scorning the process which can create cinematic magic. Many cliches are lovingly satirised, and there's a terrific performance by Valentina Cortese as the temperamental, alcoholic grande dame. Although Truffaut deals mainly in caricatures, they are presented so realistically and affectionately that an audience can hardly help but like them. Though it's all very lightweight, this remains one of the best films about films, and a valuable corrective to the cynicism of Robert Altman's The Player. Watch out for writer Graham Greene, who (credited as Henry Graham) plays an insurance representative. Winner of a BAFTA Award as Best Film.

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