History Film / DayForNight

30th Apr '16 1:20:13 AM C2
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* HideYourPregnancy: In a scene where Janelle, the woman who is the secretary of the Father-in-law, gets out of a pool to take a letter for him, the crew discover she's just barely pregnant, and by the time she comes back in six weeks for the main part of her scenes, she will be obviously several months pregnant. They have to figure out a way to cover the issue, but they can't simply have her seen as pregnant as it will complicate the story by making the audience think her boss knocked her up.

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* HideYourPregnancy: In-universe. In a scene where Janelle, the woman who is the secretary of the Father-in-law, gets out of a pool to take a letter for him, the crew discover she's just barely pregnant, and by the time she comes back in six weeks for the main part of her scenes, she will be obviously several months pregnant. They have to figure out a way to cover the issue, but they can't simply have her seen as pregnant as it will complicate the story by making the audience think her boss knocked her up.
26th Jan '16 1:35:47 AM gallium
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** Alphonse and Julie have a conversation by shouting across at each other from open windows, very similar to a famous shot from ''JulesEtJim''.

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** Alphonse and Julie have a conversation by shouting across at each other from open windows, very similar to a famous shot from ''JulesEtJim''.''Film/JulesAndJim''.
24th Jan '16 10:59:11 AM jamespolk
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** When Severine cannot remember her lines, she suggests reciting numbers and dubbing her lines in post-production, as she did when working for Federico Fellini. Valentina Cortese, who plays Severine, was in Fellini's ''Juliet of the Spirits'' (and likely really did use this technique, as Fellini recorded the sound to his films entirely in post-production, and had his actors count numbers to simulate the dialogue's mouth movements during shooting).

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** When Severine cannot remember her lines, she suggests reciting numbers and dubbing her lines in post-production, as she did when working for Federico Fellini. Valentina Cortese, who plays Severine, was in Fellini's ''Juliet of the Spirits'' ''Film/JulietOfTheSpirits'' (and likely really did use this technique, as Fellini recorded the sound to his films entirely in post-production, and had his actors count numbers to simulate the dialogue's mouth movements during shooting).
23rd Jan '16 8:33:35 AM JulianLapostat
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* TheCameo: Writer Graham Greene plays one of the insurance company representatives.

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* TheCameo: Writer Graham Greene Creator/GrahamGreene plays one of the insurance company representatives.



* UnknownCharacter: After [[spoiler:Alexandre]] dies, the film has to stop production until they find out how the insurance company will cover the accident. The insurance adjuster shows up and explains they can handle the cost of doing only a few days of re-shooting (not enough to replace the actor altogether). What Truffaut didn't know was that the insurance adjuster (who is uncredited in the film) was the famous author GrahamGreene. Greene was delighted to have the chance to actually appear in a film with Truffaut, whose work he admired, but Truffaut was disappointed that he didn't find out until later, as he admired Greene's work too.

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* UnknownCharacter: After [[spoiler:Alexandre]] dies, the film has to stop production until they find out how the insurance company will cover the accident. The insurance adjuster shows up and explains they can handle the cost of doing only a few days of re-shooting (not enough to replace the actor altogether). What Truffaut didn't know was that the insurance adjuster (who is uncredited in the film) was the famous author GrahamGreene.Creator/GrahamGreene. Greene was delighted to have the chance to actually appear in a film with Truffaut, whose work he admired, but Truffaut was disappointed that he didn't find out until later, as he admired Greene's work too.
10th Mar '15 5:41:50 PM eroock
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* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: In-universe. We are told that the director writes the script as he goes along and actors get their lines handed to them only shortly before the shoot, which causes discontent among the cast.
10th Mar '15 5:29:48 PM eroock
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''Day for Night'', known originally in French as ''La Nuit Américaine'', is a 1973 film by French New Wave director [[FrancoisTruffaut François Truffaut]], dealing with the trials and tribulations of making a film named ''Meet Pamela'' (''Je vous présente Pamela'' in the original French), about a woman who has an affair with her father-in-law. However, every possible complication manages to appear, putting the film in jeopardy.

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''Day for Night'', known originally in French as ''La Nuit Américaine'', is a 1973 film by French New Wave FrenchNewWave director [[FrancoisTruffaut François Truffaut]], dealing with the trials and tribulations of making a film named ''Meet Pamela'' (''Je vous présente Pamela'' in the original French), about a woman who has an affair with her father-in-law. However, every possible complication manages to appear, putting the film in jeopardy.


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* DoYouWantToCopulate: An innocent question by the prop master towards Joelle results in them having sex by the creek.
10th Mar '15 4:56:54 PM eroock
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* CueCard: After Severine has had a bit too much to drink before shooting the scene where she confronts Alexandre over his furtive behaviour, her lines are written on cue cards pasted on various surfaces around the set.

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* CueCard: After Severine has had a bit too much to drink before shooting the scene where she confronts Alexandre over his furtive behaviour, behavior, her lines are written on cue cards pasted on various surfaces around the set.



* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Lots of affairs on the set of ''Meeting Pamela''.

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* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Lots of affairs on the set of ''Meeting ''Meet Pamela''.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeechTheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Liliane gives one to Julie about Alphonse being a SpoiledBrat, ManChild and DramaQueen.



* SpoiledBrat: Liliane calls Alphonse this during her TheReasonYouSuckSpeech before she rides off with her stunt man.

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* SpoiledBrat: Liliane calls Alphonse this during her TheReasonYouSuckSpeech before she rides takes off with her stunt man.stuntman.
10th Mar '15 4:53:01 PM eroock
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* ScheduleSlip: Discussed by the crew whenever an actors is not ready to do his/her scene.
* SerendipityWritesThePlot: Several times does the TroubledProduction force the crew to improvise and change the script to adapt to new circumstances on the set.

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* ScheduleSlip: Discussed In-universe discussed by the crew whenever an actors is not ready to do his/her scene.
* SerendipityWritesThePlot: In-universe example. Several times does the TroubledProduction force the crew to improvise and change the script to adapt to new circumstances on the set.
10th Mar '15 4:52:15 PM eroock
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* CreatorBreakdown: Severine has one in front of the director, Alphonse and Julie also make scenes.

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* CreatorBreakdown: In-universe. Severine has one in front of the director, Alphonse and Julie also make scenes.
10th Mar '15 4:51:49 PM eroock
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* TheAlcoholic: Severine. Her drinking problem affects the production.



* {{Blooper}}: In-universe. Several takes are wasted by Severine forgetting her lines or missing the right door.



* CreatorBreakdown: Severine has one in front of the director, Alphonse and Julie also make scenes.



* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Lots of affairs on the set of ''Meeting Pamela''.
* FilmWithinAFilm: The movie depicts the TroubledProduction of the fictional movie ''Meet Pamela''.
* ForeignLanguageTitle: In-universe. A French language movie gets the English title ''Meet Pamela''.



* LoveTriangle: The film within a film, ''Meet Pamela'', tells the tragic story of a love triangle between Alphonse, Pamela, and Alphonse's father.

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* LimitedWardrobe: For reasons that are unclear, the on-screen movie crew never change their clothes even though story unfolds over weeks.
* LoveTriangle: The film within a film, FilmWithinAFilm, ''Meet Pamela'', tells the tragic story of a love triangle between Alphonse, Pamela, and Alphonse's father.



* ProsceniumReveal: The opening scene is revealed to be a scene being shot for the in-universe movie, when the director shouts "Cut!".



* ScheduleSlip: Discussed by the crew whenever an actors is not ready to do his/her scene.
* SerendipityWritesThePlot: Several times does the TroubledProduction force the crew to improvise and change the script to adapt to new circumstances on the set.



* StraightGay: Alexandre.
* TitleDrop: Two for one! It's in a scene where Ferrand (who only speaks French) speaks to the stunt double (who only speaks English) through Julie. Ferrand drops the term "Nuit Américaine", which Julie translates into "Day for Night".

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* SpoiledBrat: Liliane calls Alphonse this during her TheReasonYouSuckSpeech before she rides off with her stunt man.
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StraightGay: Alexandre.
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* TimeCompressionMontage: Half-way through the movie, a longer montage of key scenes from the filming of ''Meet Pamela'' is shown to demonstrate how the production moves along smoothly.
* TitleDrop: Two for one! It's in a scene where Ferrand (who only speaks French) speaks to the stunt double (who only speaks English) through Julie. Ferrand drops the term "Nuit Américaine", [[HollywoodDarkness Nuit Américaine]], which Julie translates into "Day for Night".
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