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Day for Night

François Truffaut

 
Day for Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • France
  • 1973
  • 116 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #769

This affectionate farce from François Truffaut about the joys and strife of moviemaking is one of his most beloved films. Truffaut himself appears as the harried director of a frivolous melodrama, the shooting of which is plagued by the whims of a neurotic actor (Jean-Pierre Léaud), an aging but still forceful Italian diva (Valentina Cortese), and a British ingenue haunted by personal scandal (Jacqueline Bisset). An irreverent paean to the prosaic craft of cinema as well as a delightful human comedy about the pitfalls of sex and romance, Day for Night is buoyed by robust performances and a sparkling score by the legendary Georges Delerue.

Disc Features

  • New, restored 2K digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Pierre-William Glenn, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New visual essay by filmmaker :: kogonada
  • New interviews with Glenn and assistant editor Martine Barraqué
  • New interview with film scholar Dudley Andrew
  • Documentary on the film from 2003, featuring film scholar Annette Insdorf
  • Archival interviews with director François Truffaut, editor Yann Dedet, and actors Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nathalie Baye, Jacqueline Bisset, Dani, and Bernard Menez
  • Archival television footage about the film, including footage of Truffaut on the set
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic David Cairns

    New cover by Roman K. Muradov

Film Essays

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Day for Night: Are Movies Magic?

By David Cairns August 17, 2015

François Truffaut’s love letter to the movies is a lightheartedly self-reflexive symphony of camera movement and musical flourish. Read more »

Big Screen

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Repertory Pick: Day for Night in Winston-Salem

June 09, 2016

This weekend, as part of its ongoing series Looking at Art Cinema, Aperture Cinema in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will be screening François Truffaut’s 1973 metamovie Day for Night. In this . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries


On Five

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From the Truffaut Archives

February 06, 2016

Today marks what would have been the eighty-fourth birthday of French New Wave pioneer François Truffaut. In celebration of his incredible life and body of work, revisit a selection of essays . . . Read more »


Video

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Godard vs. Truffaut

August 19, 2015

Not just the two prime figures of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut were also close friends. That began to change in the late sixties and early seventies, when their . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Day for Night: Are Movies Magic?

By David Cairns August 17, 2015

François Truffaut’s love letter to the movies is a lightheartedly self-reflexive symphony of camera movement and musical flourish. Read more »

Other Editions

Day for Night (Criterion DVD)

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