It appears as if all the hard-boiled stress that goes into making a film has been encapsulated into François Truffaut’s level-headed Day for Night. This is one of the greatest fake behind-the-scenes videos for a motion picture that I’ve ever seen—an honest recap of the disagreeing socialization of the unpredictability and tediousness that often occurs during the process of feature-length production.
More vitally, however, Day for Night seems to be one of the earlier-made motion pictures within a motion picture that clarifies how real-life tragedy can be created within the self-righteous invention of cinema. Classical stories create unfortuitous new stories, which inspire even more hedonistic stories. The cycle of art is quite the conundrum.
“Day for Night” is now available to stream on Vudu and iTunes.