Day for Night [La Nuit americaine]

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1973. Press kit blue-tone photograph, two-sided from the US release of the 1973 film. The recto (front side) shows Truffaut directing the film's star, Jacqueline Bisset, and the verso (rear side) shows a montage of 10 images from the film, along with a brief synopsis.

Truffaut's homage to the drama behind the fourth wall. "Day for Night" chronicles the production of "Je Vous Presente Pamela," a cliched melodrama starring aging screen icon, Alexandre (Jean-Pierre Aumont), former diva Severine (Valentina Cortese), young heart-throb Alphonse (Jean-Pierre Leaud) and a British actress, Julie Baker (Jacqueline Bisset) who is recovering from both a nervous breakdown and the controversy leading to her marriage with her much older doctor.

In between are several small vignettes chronicling the stories of the crew members and the director; Ferrand (Truffaut himself) who tangles with the practical problems one deals with when making a movie. Behind the camera, the actors and crew go through several romances, affairs, break-ups, and sorrows.

Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay, and one of the British Film Institute's Top 100 British films. Historical drama that tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs to overcome prejudice.

8.5 x 11 inches. Fine.


[Book #134308]

Price: $15.00