(aka "Day For Night" or "Effetto notte")

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France 1973

In Day for Night Truffaut clearly communicates his consummate love for film in ways certain to bring knowing smiles to all movie lovers. The homages are laid on thickly, giving film aficionados a chance to see references to the filmmakers that Truffaut admires—Bu˝uel, Hitchcock, Bergman, Godard, Welles, etc. Cinematic obsession doesn't leave the director when he sleeps either; he is haunted by a recurring dream that eventually leads to Truffaut's real life boyhood when he and friend Robert Lachenay would steal glossy movie stills from Montmarte theaters. No longer obsessed with making an artistic masterpiece, Ferrand continues to be consumed by his schlocky current project, and he's obviously been through the process a few times: “Making a film is like a stagecoach ride in the old west. When you start, you are hoping for a pleasant trip. By the halfway point, you just hope to survive.”

Excerpt of John Nesbit's review on CultureDose.net located HERE

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Theatrical Release: September 1973 - France

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DVD Comparison:

Warner - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC vs. Warner (2 disc) - Region 2 - PAL

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Distribution

Warner

Region 1  - NTSC

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Region 2 - PAL
Runtime 1:55:44 1:53:08 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.74 mb/s
NTSC 704x480 29.97 f/s

1.65:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 6.75
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

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Bitrate:

Warner - NTSC

 

Bitrate:

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Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), German (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)

Subtitles English, Spanish, French and none French, English, Dutchman, German, Swede, Czech, Turk, Hungarian, Greek, Romanian and none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1



Edition Details:
• Color, Widescreen
• All-New Documentaries:
• Day for Night: An Appreciation with BOB BALABAN and Biographer ANNETTE INSDORF (17:04)
• Day for Night A Conversation with JACQUELINE BISSET and NATHALIE BAYE (non-anamorphic widescreen - 8:59)

Anamorphic Widescren trailer (2:48)
• "Truffaut: In the USA" (8:46)

Truffaut: A View From the Inside
• Interviews:
• VALENTINA CORTESE Interview.
• 2 TRUFFAUT Interviews, One from the 1973 Cannes Film Festival (2:02) and the Other from the 1973 National Society of Film Critics Awards (1:58)
• Widescreen anamorphic format

 

DVD Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Chapters 34

Release Information:
Studio:
Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.65:1

Edition Details:

Disc 1
 DVD 9 & 5 PAL
 English menu (strange!)
 Also included: Introduction by Serge Toubiana and Audio Commentary by Nathalie Baye

Disc 2 - Bonus Features (all in French):
 Truffaut talks about the film in Cannes 1973 (1 min 53)
 Truffaut receives the award of american critic (1 min 51)
 Behind-the-Scene documentary (10 min 46)
 Featurette with interviews of Truffaut, Bisset and Valentina Cortese (8 min 07)
 Studio de la Victorine in Nice (5 min 41)

 

DVD Release Date: April 16th, 2003
Keep Case

Chapters 23

 

Comments: Well, as far as I am concerned the Warner Region 2 is a dud. It has zooming and cropping - totally adjusting the aspect ratio. It has some contrast boosting and too much red in the image. What were they thinking? And to add insult to injury almost the exact same Extra Features are on one disc in region 1 where they are spread over two discs in Region 2 PAL. If I bought the two disc Region 2 PAL I would not be happy. Bottom line: the usual "standard that the film was made in is the best" rule was broken here - purchase the Region 1!

- Gary W. Tooze



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Recommended Reading on Truffaut /  French Cinema (CLICK COVERS or TITLES for more information)

The Films in My Life
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Franšois Truffaut
by Annette Insdorf
HITCHCOCK (REVISED EDITION)
by Helen G. Scott, Francois Truffaut
The French New Wave: An Artistic School
by Michel Marie, Richard John Neupert, Richard Neupert
A History of the French New Wave Cinema
by Richard Neupert
French New Wave
by Jean Douchet, Robert Bonnono, Cedric Anger, Robert Bononno
French Cinema: From Its Beginnings to the Present
by Remi Fournier Lanzoni
Truffaut: A Biography by Antoine do Baecque and Serge Toubiana

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