Cinema: A Sly, Loving Tribute to Film Making

DAY FOR NIGHT

Directed by FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT

Screenplay by FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT, JEAN-LOUIS RICHARD and SUZANNE SCHIFFMAN

A long, finely choreographed street scene: clusters of people move easily along or hurry out of a Metro entrance. We see, then lose, a young man. A red sports car drives by; a mother wheels a carriage along the sidewalk; a man walks casually until he meets the young man, who has slipped back into the frame. The two stare at each other in questioning, quiet hostility for a moment. Then the boy slaps the man across the...

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