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Day for Night (1973)
"La nuit américaine" (original title)

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A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

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Alexandre
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Jean Champion ...
Bertrand
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Stacey
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Graham Greene ...
English Insurance Broker
David Markham ...
Doctor Nelson
Bernard Menez ...
Bernard the Prop Man
Nike Arrighi ...
Odile
Gaston Joly ...
Lajoie
Xavier Saint-Macary ...
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Storyline

The shooting of "Je vous presente Pamela" (may I introduce Pamela) begins. This is the story of en English married wife falling in love and running away with the father of her French husband. Will be simultaneously shown the shooting, the behavior of the people (including the technical team) on the set, and a part of their private life (a factor of complication)... Written by Yepok

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A movie for people who love movies.

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Release Date:

7 September 1973 (USA)  »

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Day for Night  »

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Opening Weekend:

$17,808 (USA) (25 July 1997)

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$17,808 (USA) (25 July 1997)
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Trivia

Jean Seberg was first choice for the role of Julie Baker but as the offer failed to reach her, the part eventually went to her co-star of Airport (1970), Jacqueline Bisset. See more »

Goofs

Several takes are wasted trying to get a cat to drink milk from a tray. Eventually Joelle brings in "the studio cat" to do the scene. But the cat that actually drinks the milk is actually a third, different cat. See more »

Quotes

director Ferrand: Making a film is like a stagecoach ride in the old west. When you start, you are hoping for a pleasant trip. By the halfway point, you just hope to survive.
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This film is dedicated to Lillian and Dorothy Gish. See more »

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References Falstaff - Chimes at Midnight (1965) See more »

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Grande Chorale
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Interesting, entertaining and enjoyable
30 March 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I still think it's my favourite of Truffaut's, even though my French teacher rolled his eyes, thinking I could have picked a more obscure choice! The reason why I love it so much, is that it has so much to it. Not only is it a clever tale of a film inside a film, but Truffaut also gives you a view into his own world, as well as those of his actors and crew. Truffaut provides some advice on being a film maker in a friendly manner, and you get the impression that this person is really interested in engaging with the audience in a down to earth manner. There is development and a little explanation of the characters which have appeared in his earlier films, particularly Antoine, of course, which I liked, although it's not completely on a plate of course. All in all, def worth a watch.


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