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Uniform Title Nuit américaine (Motion picture)
Title La Nuit americaine / Warner Bros presents une co-production franco-italienne, Films du Carrosse, PECF (Paris), PIC (Rome) ; scenario original, François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman ; directeur de la production, Marcel Berbert ; mise en scène de Fraņ̨cois Truffaut.

Publication Info. [New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
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Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (116 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical monaural Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 769
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 769.
System Details DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
Cast Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese, Dani, Alexandra Stewart, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean Champion, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Nike Arrighi, Nathalie Baye, Maurice Seveno, David Markham, Bernard Menez, Gaston Joly, Zénaïde Rossi, Xavier Macary, Marc Boyle, Walter Bal, J.F. Stevenin, Pierre Zucca.
Credits Music, Georges Delerue ; cinematography, Pierre-William Glenn ; production designer, Damien Lanfranchi ; costume, Monique Dury ; editing, Yann Dedet, Martine Barraqué.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1973.
Film rating provided from web page for film and may not be present on container packaging.
Audience [MPAA rating: PG].
Summary The leading lady is recovering from a nervous breakdown, another performer is soused on the set, unions threaten to walk, shooting must finish before the insurance lapses and a cat can't hit its mark. Is this any way to make a film?
Contents disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Supplements
Note Special features: Disc 1: New 2K digital restoration; New English subtitle translation; Trailer. Disc 2: Dreams of cinema (video essay by filmmaker ::kogonada explores the layers of the film); Dudley Andrew (film professor discusses the quarrel between François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard); "Day for night": an appreciation (2003 documentary, film scholar Annette Insdorf discusses the film); Truffaut: a view from the inside (1973 behind-the-scenes documentary from the set of the film); Interviews: François Truffaut, Pierre-William Glenn, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nathalie Baye, Bernard Menez, Dani, Yann Dedet, Martine Barraqué; Archival footage: Truffaut shoots Day and night, "On Day and night", Truffaut at the National Society of Film Critics. Plus: an essay on container insert "Are movies magic?" by film scholar David Cairns.
Awards Academy Awards, 1973: Best foreign language film.
Language In French with optional English subtitles.
Subject Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Drama.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Drama.
Motion picture industry -- Drama.
Actors -- Drama.
Actors. (OCoLC)fst00796296
Motion picture industry. (OCoLC)fst01027150
Motion picture producers and directors. (OCoLC)fst01027225
Motion pictures -- Production and direction. (OCoLC)fst01027357
Genre/Form Comedy films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films -- France.
Feature films -- Italy.
Foreign language films -- French.
Comedy films. (OCoLC)fst01710291
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Added Author Truffaut, François, film director, screenwriter, actor, interviewee (expression)
Richard, Jean-Louis, screenwriter.
Schiffman, Suzanne, screenwriter.
Berbert, Marcel, film producer.
Bisset, Jacqueline, 1944- actor, interviewee (expression)
Cortese, Valentina, actor.
Dani, 1945-2022 actor, interviewee (expression)
Stewart, Alexandra, actor.
Aumont, Jean Pierre, actor, interviewee (expression)
Champion, Jean, 1914-2001, actor.
Léaud, Jean-Pierre, 1944- actor.
Arrighi, Niké, 1946- actor.
Baye, Nathalie, 1948- actor, interviewee (expression)
Séveno, Maurice, actor.
Markham, David, 1913-1983, actor.
Menez, Bernard, 1944- actor, interviewee (expression)
Saint Macary, Xavier, actor.
Boyle, Marc, 1945-1999, actor.
Bal, Walter, 1939- actor.
Stévenin, Jean-François, actor.
Zucca, Pierre, 1943-1995, actor.
Delerue, Georges, 1925-1992, composer (expression)
Glenn, Pierre-William, director of photography, interviewee (expression)
Lanfranchi, Damien, production designer.
Dury, Monique, costume designer.
Dedet, Yann, editor of moving image work, interviewee (expression)
Barraqué, Martine, editor of moving image work, interviewee (expression)
Andrew, Dudley, 1945- interviewee (expression)
Insdorf, Annette, interviewee (expression)
Cairns, David, writer of supplementary textual content.
Films du carrosse (Firm), production company.
PECF (Firm), production company.
PIC (Firm), production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Note Title on container: Day for night
Standard No. 715515154314
ISBN 1681430355
Music No. CC2522DDVD The Criterion Collection
CC2522D The Criterion Collection (container)
CC2522D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2522D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)
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