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La nuit américaine / Day for night

Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, Γαλλία, Ιταλία/France, Italy, 1973, 116’, Εγχρ./Color, Με ήχο/Sound

Occasioned by a fake floor that was build for the set of Notorious, Truffaut had comment to Hitchcock: “For a passer-by, the set must be quite funny, and I think we could shoot a wonderful comedy on the making of a film”. Hitchcock agreed: “The action will take place in a studio, not in the set in front of the camera, but outside of the set, between takes. The stars are going to be the extras and the extras are going to be the protagonists”. Truffaut’s American Night is this idea. The title comes from the technical term and technique, whereby sequences shot in daylight appear as if they are taking place at night.

Σκηνοθεσία/Direction: François Truffaut
Σενάριο/Screenplay: François Truffaut, Jean- Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman
Φωτογραφία/Cinematography: Pierre- William Glenn
Μοντάζ/Editing: Martine Barraqué, Yann Dedet
Ηθοποιοί/Cast: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean- Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut
Παραγωγή/Production: Marcel Berbert
Προέλευση κόπιας/Print source: Park Circus


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