(1973) It is appropriate (since we started off with Sullivan's Travels) that our 100th screening is an equally important film about film, the Oscar winning "Day for Night".
This affectionate Altmanesque farce from François Truffaut about the joys and strife of moviemaking is one of his most beloved films. Truffaut himself appears as the harried director of a frivolous melodrama, the shooting of which is plagued by the whims of a neurotic actor (Jean-Pierre Léaud), an aging but still forceful Italian diva (Valentina Cortese), and a British ingenue haunted by personal scandal (Jacqueline Bisset). An irreverent paean to the prosaic craft of cinema as well as a delightful human comedy about the pitfalls of sex and romance, Day for Night is buoyed by robust performances and a sparkling score by the legendary Georges Delerue.
NOTE: DUE TO THE SNOW LAST WEEK, THE FEW WHO MADE IT TO THE SCREENING DECIDED TO DELAY SHOWING "MARGARET" UNTIL MORE CAN ATTEND. WE WATCHED "THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER," THE LUBITSCH CLASSIC, INSTEAD. "MARGARET" WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED LATER.